Did you know that cucumbers have been cultivated for the past 3,000 years? Originating in India, they found their way to Europe and America and are now cultivated all over the world in different types: short or long, smooth or spiny, and ranging from dark to light green in color. In the last few years, economic sustainability has come to occupy center stage in the world of cucumber cultivation.
One of the most important developments in this area is a state-of-the-art growing system known as high wire cultivation.
With the special white paper series 'The only way is up' Nunhems wants to share its long-term experience and expert knowledge about significant high wire related topics. Experienced high wire growers and newcomers, but also consultants, traders and retailers will find valuable background knowledge, market information as well as tips and tricks.
The Expansion of Artificial Lighting in Cucumber High-Wire Cultivation
In this third white paper we discuss the reasons for and the consequences of the use of artificial lighting in cucumber cultivation. We look at the technology, the solutions for cultivation, and the developments in various cultivation areas around the world.
Artificial lighting enables growers to ensure year-round supply, it leads to an increase in production and high product quality, and it responds to the demand for “local for local” products and a diversity of products.
How Short Cucumbers are Conquering the World
In this second whitepaper, we look into:
It also provides a brief explanation of the agronomical and technical aspects of the production of short cucumbers in a high wire system.
A special guide for cucumber entrepreneurs
In this first white paper we look into:
These questions are answered by Tom Koot, expert for high wire cultivation at BASF.