PotatoEurope Netherlands outdoor exhibition 1-2 September 2021 to be cancelled


Due to the current developments in regard to the coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands and the associated lack of official approval from Dutch authorities to hold the event, PotatoEurope 2021, an outdoor exhibition on 25 hectares, scheduled for 1-2 September 2021 in Flevoland, Netherlands, has been cancelled. The decision to cancel the event, which takes place in the Netherlands every four years, was made following in-depth discussions between the organizer DLG Benelux and exhibitors.

“We very much regret that PotatoEurope Netherlands 2021 cannot take place as planned, despite thorough professional preparation as well as strong support on the part of the industry. In view of the ongoing uncertainty in the Netherlands surrounding the overall situation of the pandemic and the resulting lack of official approval, the required conditions for holding PotatoEurope 2021 have, unfortunately, not been met. As a consequence, we have made the decision, in close coordination with our exhibitors, that PotatoEurope Netherlands will not take place on 1-2 September 2021 as planned,” said Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director, DLG Benelux.

“Last month in June, several positive signals indicated that the situation in the Netherlands seemed to be progressing well, which resulted in the lifting of various restrictions associated with the pandemic. Unfortunately, it did not turn out as hoped,” added Jacobs. Organised by DLG Benelux, PotatoEurope Netherlands was scheduled to take place at the at the location of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Field crops in Lelystad. Field work constitutes a major part of the outdoor exhibition, which also includes trial plots and outdoor exhibition tents.
The next edition of PotatoEurope will take place on 7 & 8 September 2022 in Bockerode, Germany.


Press release – For direct publication – DLG Benelux
P.O. Box 257, 3740 AG Baarn, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 85 401 73 97. E-mail: info@dlg-benelux.com


Mini interview with our Intern Jorik

Jorik recently successfully completed his graduation internship. We asked him what his experiences with us were.

Jorik, stage afgerond

Why did you choose for Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne?
School provided us with a list of companies where we could do an internship. I ‘investigated’ the companies i liked; what do they do? What kind of activities? I used this information to make my choice. I asked Frans Veugen for an interview and was given a tour.

How dit you experience this internship?
Fun and instructive. They let you experience a lot, you are not treated as an intern, yet you are treated like an intern. You get to work along just like any other employee but you get the time/space to investigate everything yourself. Here you don’t get standard intern chores (cleaning, getting coffee etc.).

What did you like to do most?
Mini projects. Also I have developed a control cabinet fot testing CDS.
Also this was my graduate project.

What was most instructive? What did you learn the most from?
At the beginning of the internship period, I made a lot of control cabinets.
That was a nice build-up to my school assignment/project.

Do you have tips to share for others?
Just do your best! Take interest in the tasks you want to learn. You can experience so much here and master so many tasks.


Telers, word niet virusmoe

Last week a Dutch publication came online: Telers, word niet virusmoe.

The tomatovirus, ToBRFV, is still relevant today. Disinfection is important; we see an increase in area disinfection. Not only in the greenhouse but also in the spaces outside the greenhouse, such as corridors. With a good focus and periodic disinfection we want to achieve a healthy sector.




Photos of photo club Nederweert

Last week, two members of the Nederweert Photography Club came to our company to do an architectural shoot. We would like to share some nice snapshots with you!



Circular coffee drinking

In our business, we are used to fighting fungi. But recently we have also become a promoter of fungi: oyster mushrooms.

The residue from our coffee machines is collected and the company Zwamburg uses this as a growing medium for their products. It is another step on the road to a circular economy.🍄 When can we taste the results?



Forklift certificates

Ed, Djesse, Wil and Jean-Paul, congratulations on getting your forklift truck certificates.

I bet Wil had imagined his first days on the forklift a bit different …


Upcoming shows

We will be present at a lot less trade shows this year, due to COVID-19. We regret that we can not meet with customers on these events. Of course you are always welcome to contact us if you would like to catch up, or discuss ideas.

We will be present at the following event.

Potato Europe

1st and 2nd of September 2021
Lelystad, The Netherlands



Electronical control course

Niels, Frank, Jos and Olaf have started an Electronical control course. Our foggers are relying more and more on electronics, so it is crucial that all divisions of our company know as much as possible about this subject.

We like to give employees opportunities to develop a broader knowledge base, because this benefits both the quality of our employees and the machines we develop.

Good luck with the course, gentlemen!



‘Tis the season

The end of the year is a busy period for us. Many growers have ended the growing season. The empty greenhouses are being prepared for a fresh start. Part of this is a thorough cleaning and disinfection. On busy days our crews fog up to 30 hectares.

The work for our fogging crews will become slightly easier with our new Sprinter and fogging unit. We’re ready for the season!



Synofog featured in Akkerbouwkrant

The Synofog has again been featured in a Dutch trade journal. In the new edition of Akkerbouwkrant, Kees Claassen of agricultural contractor Heyboer BV and Rob Veugen of Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne talk about our popular sprout inhibition solution.

You can view the feature here (Dutch).



CDS popular in North America

More and more American greenhouse growers are discovering our Cart Disinfection Station. From tomato growers, pepper growers to cannabis growers. The CDS is ideal in large horticultural greenhouses. By having the carts disinfected by the CDS, the spread of viruses and bacteria are limited and the other parts of the greenhouse remain protected.

In the coming weeks, three CDS’s will be transported to Ontario in Canada, and to North Carolina and Georgia in the United States.


Ready for the future

The impending ban on the CIPC sprout inhibitor has caused a landslide in the potato industry. There are three new agents on the market for the coming season. The new generation of sprout inhibitors cannot safely be fogged with the current foggers. That is why we have designed the ultramodern Synofog. In addition to being able to fog all new agents, it also has several other new techniques under the hood that make it stand out from the competition. The Synofog can be operated via a touchscreen panel or optionally even remotely via your own smartphone. The Synofog is an electrothermal fogger without an open flame, and is therefore much safer to use than its alternatives.

Many growers are already convinced of the Synofog’s power. This week, these Synofogs will go to their new owners all over Europe.

Are you ready to get started with the Synofog? Please contact us for the possiblities. Please note: Due to the high demand, we have a waiting list for the Synofog.



Summer holiday party

After all the hard work of the last months, to help our customers safely through the corona period, the summer holiday party was more than deserved. The party started with a beer tasting contest, in which many reputations were bruised … Stef and Jean-Paul may call themselves ‘master tasters’, congratulations to both!

Although we will operate at a lower staff occupation, our company will be opened as normal during the holiday period. We wish you a wonderful summer holiday!


Certis advises Synofog as the new generation fogger

With the upcoming ban on CIPC as a sprout inhibitor, potato farmers are searching for worthy successors. One of the most popular alternatives is Biox-M. The biological agent is one of three registered products for the sprout inhibitor Synofog. The others being 1,4Sight and Argos.

Certis just published an article on their website about the workings of the Synofog and Biox-M. Certis praises the Synofog as being the premium and innovative fogger that is ready for the future of sprout inhibitation.

The article is available here (Dutch).


Turbofoggers on Dutch news site

During this crisis the Turbofoggers of Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne are often used to disinfect public areas. In this video on a Dutch news site you can see how the Turbofogger is being used by EWS Group / Eco Worldwide Solutions to clear a fitness area of viruses.

Click here to check out the video



Roam Technology has nominated us for the #FlowerBoostChallenge. This challenge is an initiative to support growers in these tough times. That’s why we ordered beautiful hydrangeas at Kwekerij Stals. We give these as gifts to our staff. We nominated the following companies to take on the challenge: PulsFOG Dr. Stahl & Sohn GmbH, Mertens and Berdex.



Seven Pulsfogs for French chateau

Some weeks ago we received seven trailers from Van Gog aanhangwagens. Today, we finished mounting seven Pulsfog on them. They will soon be on their way to wine producer Château de Sours in Bordeaux!

They will be put to use to protect the budding grape vines against night frost. This will have a significant impact on harvest loss.



Open Days were a great succes

We would like to thank every visitor of our open days for their presence and presents. We received a lot of positive reactions and we had a great time ourselves. Spread over 2 days we hosted 600 guests from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and even from Russia and Israel.

We hope to see you soon at our company!


Two Cart Disinfection Stations for HEXO Canada

Both of these Cart Disinfection Stations are on their way to HEXO Corp in Gatineau, Canada. They are a big player in the Canadian cannabis cultivation horticulture industry and they are very keen on a polution free grow environment. The Cart Disinfection Stations ensure that every cart that enters and leaves the greenhouses is free of harmful bacteria and viruses.

Want to see the CDS in action? Check out a video of the CDS in a Dutch tomato greenhouse here:


Drone video new company facility

Very cool to be able to see our company facility from the sky!

Partly because of the solar panels from Xperal our new company facility is climate neutral. The in total 372 solar panels have a peak power of no less than 109,7 kWp.

Besides that, our facility is built without gas connection, all heating is done by heat pump.



Surprise party for owners Frans Veugen Bedrijfshygiëne

Recently we had a surprise party to celebrate our move into the new building. The owners were lured out of the building using a ruse, while family, staff and friends gathered in the new building. Then we celebrated with champagne, gifts and dinner in a restaurant. The local news agency was at the scene to capture pictures.

Click on a picture to enlarge it.


Fogger Catalogue

We have a catalogue for our fogging and spraying machines. In this catalogue all of our most important foggers and their chief attributes are displayed in an orderly fashion.

Take a look at our fogger catalogue here.

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