At Wim Peters Kwekerijen, we are extremely environmentally aware and use the most sustainable cultivation techniques for an optimal result.
Diffuse glass is used in newly constructed greenhouses. This scattered form of light, referred to as diffuse light, penetrates more deeply into the crop. As a result, a greater surface area of the plant is exposed to light and it absorbs and processes more CO2. Not only is this sustainable, it also results in higher growth rates, greater production output and higher quality.
LED lighting has been used in the greenhouses since 2013. Thanks to this form of lighting, we can produce tomatoes all year round. In addition, the tomatoes are of better quality, the plants are more vital, we can harvest earlier and our energy bills are lower.
Vertical ventilation is an integral element in the design of modern commercial greenhouses. This type of ventilation creates a better climate in the greenhouse. For example, the CO2 in the greenhouse is distributed more evenly and absorbed more effectively, humidity can be controlled more accurately and there is no stagnant air under the crop.
From 1 January 2018, companies in the sector have a legal obligation to filter and treat their waste water flows. This means that the treatment systems must remove at least 95% of the crop protection products in the waste water.
Leaf samples of the crop are taken each week and tested for nutrients. This ensures that the correct nutrients are added and indicates any nutrients that are not absorbed by the crop.