The Qlipr plant clamping system, which consists of a galvanised crop hook and two stainless steel clips, has more than earned its place in cucumber and tomato production with over 12 million Qlipr clips sold worldwide to date.
The Qlipr system developed by Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen is extremely durable: the clamps and hooks will last for at least ten years. This is a major advantage over plastic clips and ties. The Qlipr clamps and hooks can moreover be easily and eff ectively disinfected, say growers who use the system. “Steaming is 100 percent eff ective; we have no problems whatsoever caused by viruses or bacteria.”
The crop clamping system Qlipr is renowned for its application in cucumber and tomato cultivation. Cucumber grower Wim Joosen from the Belgian Brecht developed his own 'Qlipr method', with which he can use the system both for cultivation on the high wire and in traditional cultivation. However, the system also has added value in the propagation of blackberries, as demonstrated by the experience at Tuinderij Joosen. The entrepreneur is particularly positive about the simple way of working and the sustainability gains that are made.
Cucumber grower Herman Keijsers has been working with the Qlipr system since 2003. Full of conviction: according to the grower and advisor, the system is easy, flexible, sustainable and efficient. "We save about a third on the number of hours, compared to turning in. Partly because of this, the investment in Qlipr clamps and hooks is recouped within five years. "
Paul Jeannet, manager of UrbanFarmers in The Hague, uses the Qlipr system in four different crops. After three months of testing he wants to say his opinion: "It is very easy to use as soon as you are used to it.It saves time and - that is the biggest advantage in my opinion - the clips can be reused after each harvest cycle We can easily separate the clips from the plants and compost the plants, because there are no plastic rope or plastic clips in the back.There is nothing wasted."
The Qlipr crop clamping system - which consists of a galvanised crop hook and two stainless steel clamps - has already earned a strong position in the cucumber and tomato cultivation sector as more than 12 million Qlipr clamps have already been sold worldwide. A tour at some 'Qlipr tomato growers' shows that the system can be used with all cultivation methods, it is easy to use and it cuts down on the work required. But perhaps most telling factor is that Qlipr is very sustainable!
The Qlipr plant clamping system, which consists of a galvanised crop hook and two stainless steel clips, has more than earned its place in cucumber and tomato production. Qlipr is easy to apply and labour-saving and can be used with all growing methods. It also has sustainability benefits: it leaves no plastic or string residues in the crop. This makes Qlipr an environmentally sound, future-proof growing system!
The use of LED light in cucumber can produce a substantial high yield. This is evident from the LED test that Philips Horticulture LED Solutions is carrying out at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The test is done with the Qlipr system from Pellikaan Gewasklemsystemen. "Qlipr provides light and labor gains."