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“An integrated all-in-one system that gives you flexibility and control over climate, water and labour”
The ornamental plant sector is a thriving international industry that brings joy and colour to the world. Growers around the globe are producing colourful flowers and beautiful decorative plants that help bring people closer together. In order to meet this demand in a sustainable way, growers need to take up the challenge of making their operations as efficient as possible.
Growing top-quality plants and flowers takes a lot of skill. Growers need to continuously monitor a range of key processes, including irrigation, energy consumption, labour productivity and climate. In partnership with leading growers, we have developed innovative horticulture automation systems that enable growers to regulate and control key variables such as greenhouse climate, cultivation and irrigation strategies, energy management and labour processes.
The cultivation of plants and flowers requires flexible systems that are fully aligned with the grower's operational requirements - whether they are cultivating cut flowers on a large scale, or a more varied crop such as pot plants and bedding plants. Ridder provides clear and easy-to-use systems that make cultivation processes more profitable and efficient.
Full control over irrigation, climate and energy, using one simple and user-friendly control system
Ridder is a family-owned company with over 65 years of experience in automation in the horticulture sector. Our climate and irrigation systems originate in the Westland area of the Netherlands - the innovative heart of the international horticultural sector.
Screens, drive technology, management systems, water treatment & climate technology - all under one roof. Ridder gives you a total solution for an ideal greenhouse climate.
Full service and extensive support thanks to seven international offices and a global network of dealers.
A wide range of different cultivation and substrate systems are used in floriculture. For example, many pot plant growers cultivate their plants on grow-tables, while bedding plants are usually grown on cultivation floors using an ebb-and-flow system, and cut flowers are increasingly being grown on substrate.
In order to ensure efficient irrigation and fertigation in all these different systems, Ridder has developed an equally wide range of water management solutions that provide precision control over irrigation and fertilization. Ridder's water portfolio also includes innovative recirculation and water purification systems that enable drain water to be safely reused and ensure that residual water is discharged responsibly.
Careful control and management of the climate inside the greenhouse is a prerequisite for the production of high-quality plants and flowers. In the floriculture sector, the most important factor is creating the perfect balance between temperature, humidity and sunlight. It is not just the needs of the crop that are important, but also ensuring efficiency, so that the productivity of your entire operation can be improved. The efficient use of valuable energy is therefore a critical factor.
Ridder provides a total solution that makes managing the climate in your greenhouse simple and straightforward. You can control temperature, humidity, ventilation, screening, supplementary lighting, irrigation, cooling and CO2 enrichment with unprecedented precision using our versatile adaptive process computers, intelligent sensors and user-friendly software. This enables growers to produce top-quality plants and flowers, at the lowest possible cost price.
The introduction of climate screens in horticulture has largely come about thanks to developments in floriculture techniques. The use of screens has now become an essential part of growing for many greenhouse operations, and growers would find it hard to manage without them. Screens have a range of benefits - from controlling day length in gebera cultivation to ensuring the optimum distribution of valuable daylight in a rose crop. The use of climate screens is now an indispensable part of achieving the best possible growing conditions for ornamental plants.
Ridder's extensive range of screens give you the ultimate control over daylight levels and distribution, temperature and ambient humidity, helping you cultivate perfect plants and flowers and improve your bottom line. They enable you to achieve the maximum yields and the highest standards of quality - no matter where you are based or what the weather is like outside the greenhouse.
Both in the large-scale production of ornamental plants and in smaller-scale nurseries, it can be difficult to monitor everything that is going on. In addition to information about work activities and crop production, many specific issues need to be logged - such as cases of pests and diseases. Working together with growers.
Ridder has developed practical labor management and data-logging systems that give growers the insight they need into every key process - crop productivity, harvest yields, work and product quality and labour processes.. This enables them to run their operations more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Many ornamental plants are very sensitive and vulnerable to the slightest changes or inconsistencies in the growing conditions. It’s no surprise, then, that many growers are looking for maximum control over the greenhouse environment, right down to the last detail. They often want more than just control over irrigation or the temperature in the greenhouse. They need to control the conditions inside the greenhouse very accurately, so it must be possible to adjust the position of the windows and screens with a high degree of precision. Ridder's innovative drive systems have been designed especially for this purpose, providing precision control over the conditions inside the greenhouse in every situation. And because ventilation and screen systems have to do their job every time they are needed, especially when the situation is critical, Ridder’s drive systems have been developed with reliability and dependability as primary design features.
Ridder is a family-owned international company which has been transforming Dutch agri-food expertise into adaptive technology solutions for over 65 years. Ridder solutions are easy to adapt to your exact local requirements and conditions. Ridder’s effective knowledge-sharing processes and practical solutions play an essential role in helping growers and farmers all over the world to manage their crops, climate and productivity.
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"Using water efficiently is not only good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment. It's exciting working for a company that provides growers with the means to manage water more sustainably. In my role as product manager for Water Treatment, it's always a challenge to develop solutions that meet the water challenges of our customers effectively, whether they are based in Netherlands, Mexico or China. "
-Jerre de Blok, Product Manager Ridder Water Treatment.