Kennisontwikkeling essentieel voor klimaatcel

19-07-2013

On Thursday the 11th of July 2013 an Arena session about Climate Cells took place. This session took place at the GreenQ Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk. There were 30 participants present, with a lot of plant breeders participating.
 
Tom Dueck, researcher at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture talked about possibilities with LED lighting in climate cells. During the presentation the differences between the effects of blue and red light were explained. “One of the biggest challenges of the multilayer cultivation with LED lighting is to create the right amount of humidity” said Tom Dueck.
 
Martin Veenstra (Certhon) and Bas van Eerdt (WPS Horti Systems) provided the second presentation. Certhon and WPS Horti Systems jointly offer climate cells with an integrated approach. The total package of disciplines such as light recipes, climate and handling see the collaborating companies as key to success.
 
The vision of Certhon and WPS Horti Systems is that climate cells are still at the beginning of their success. The innovators in the horticulture industry are now in the testing phase, including a few successes. Technically, the companies see no restrictions. The last couple of years provided a lot of experience, particularly in the control of a closed space in which plants are grown using multiple layers.
 
Certhon and WPS Horti Systems assist entrepreneurs in setting up a business case with climate cells. It is very important to map the benefits of climate cells, where you can think of the following: Am I getting a distinctive product by for example, more quality, longer shelf life and or more vitamins? Can I grow more efficiently?

The companies acknowledge the importance of knowledge developments because each situation requires a different approach, the right light recipe plays an essential role in this.

The variety of questions after the presentation did provide a great interest in the use of climate cells.


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