CARNATION GROWING TECHNIQUES IN THE NETHERLANDS IN THE PERIOD 1980–1987
In the Netherlands, techniques of growing carnations are improved continuously. In recent years there have been new developments in:
- the use of substrates, now in nearly 50 ha of mostly standard carnations, to reduce the risk of Fusarium infection. Types of substrate, water and nutrient supply are mentioned
- irrigation by drip lines, to keep the plants dry and to economise on water consumption
- use of white plastic foil to improve utilisation of available light (reflection) and reduce evaporation
- application of CO2, to stimulate growth in the winter. Different sources of CO2 and methods of administration are discussed.
van den Heuvel, J. (1987). CARNATION GROWING TECHNIQUES IN THE NETHERLANDS IN THE PERIOD 1980–1987. Acta Hortic. 216, 339-342