Porta Nova is a leading rose nursery in The Netherlands. The company was created as a result of a merger of three rose nurseries under the names of Aad Luijk, Leon Dukker and Nico van Vuuren. Since they began in 2002 on 4.3 hectares, they have steadily grown to their current size of 20 hectares. They have been trialing and working with Philips LED lighting since 2015.
“With the higher light intensity, we have increased our production of Red Naomi roses,” said Leon Dukker, general manager at Porta Nova. “After testing the GreenPower LED toplighting with the dedicated rose spectrum at our facility, we expect that this will improve our yields, so it was a logical step to implement this new system.”
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