20 years high-wire cucumbers

20 years high-wire cucumbers Growers had already started cultivating cucumbers in greenhouses for high-wire tomato cultivation back in the 1990s. But to turn this into a true success, the sector needed a few more years. Nowadays, high-wire cultivation for cucumbers is seen as a system fit for today and tomorrow in many countries.


BASF is proud to have played a vital role in this development. That’s why we decided to share stories and video interviews with a diverse range of people around the globe, so that we could turn 2020 into a celebration of the twenty-year success story of high-wire cultivation for cucumbers.


By clicking on the tiles, you can look back at the stories and experiences we’ve created together in 2020 and honor twenty years of high-wire cucumber cultivation.


2020 was a year in which we reflected on the past twenty years, but also on how our future may look. In the spring of 2021, we’ll be sharing our thoughts with you about the cucumber greenhouse of the future. We hope to have many interactive discussions with our customers and partners on this topic and create new, exciting stories over the next twenty years.

Discovery by Jack Crienen Boosts High-Wire Cultivation of Cucumbers
To pack or not to pack?
20 Years High Wire Cucumber Event
BASF cucumber breeders look back and into the future
Gerhard Reuling and Robert Swinkels
‘Labor is still the main challenge'
Marcel Huibers
'Robotization and big data as the biggest development'
Herman Hermans
How NatureSweet brings new products to the market
Lori Castillo
A Swedish view on high-wire winter production with automatic lowering system
Roy Rosendahl
More diversity in fresh cucumbers and a new delivery program
David Coronado
Thank you for 20 years high-wire cucumbers
High-wire cultivation
Learn more about high-wire cultivation with our series of high-wire white papers ‘The only way is up’
Cucumber varieties
Overview of Nunhem's cucumber varieties for traditional and high wire cultivation, including variety information.
Cucumber high-wire cultivation under LED lighting
Read about the trials at Botany and watch the video trilogy to find out what they’ve learned so far.