Since 2014 Dutch gerbera grower Reijm Nieuwerkerk has been using a system to actively ventilate the greenhouse air as part of its Next Generation Growing strategy. The continuous refreshment of the air provides an optimal microclimate at the bottom of the crop. The company is producing the same quality gerberas with less energy input.
Since 2014 Dutch nursery Reijm Nieuwerkerk has been implementing the Next Generation Growing, a system that includes active ventilation. The grower can dehumidify the greenhouse air by mixing it with air from outside. He can produce the same number of gerberas with lower energy consumption. The continual refreshment of the air provides an optimal microclimate at the bottom of the crop. As a result flowers are less prone to fungal diseases such as Botrytis.