Certhon has started construction of an innovative multilayer cropping system for horticultural company Deliscious. The growing system will be used as a cultivation concept for lettuce, with root ball, under LED growlights. Deliscious in Beesel can grow this way it’s own lettuce varieties in a short period of time. With this new cultivation system a year round production with a constant and reliable quality can be realized.

Certhon realizes here 4 growth chambers wherein, within an integrated installation construction of 7 layers on top of each other, the lettuce cuttings grow up to lettuce plants on large cultivation tables in a continuous pace.

A large number of LED fixtures provide the necessary and needed illumination of the cuttings, no further daylight is entering the growth chambers.
The climate in the cells are regulated by means of chilled ceilings and air conditioning. All technical installations are integrated into a for this purpose specially designed multi layer construction system.
In the new greenhouse, built for capacity expansion, Certhon will install the heating and cooling installations. For this, a heat pump will be installed and new wells will be drilled. Certhon will also implement the control and regulation of the heat pump and the wells. It is expected that the multi layer cultivation system is operating from early 2012.

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