The New Way of Growing for floriculture in practice

31-03-2014

Department 5 of the GreenQ Improvement Centre has been refurbished. Certhon has carried out several activities to set up a cultivation trial for Lisianthus in this department. The practical research centre in Bleiswijk will be able to bring The New Way of Growing for Lisianthus into practice with this application.

Several Lisianthus growers are involved in this trial, in which they will discover a sustainable way of growing. The targets of the trial are among other things saving energy and (drain) water without losing quality and quantity .

The plant Lisianthus is usually cultivated in the soil, but in department 5 the Lisiantus will grow on an ErfGoedFloor® with an ebb and flood system. Certhon is responsible for the irrigation system of this floor, which enables to disinfects return water.

Certhon made the electrical installation for department 5. Special PAR sensors ensure that the plants get the right amount of light, partly by close coordination with the installation screen.
Furthermore, is the new greenhouse roof is another application that allows an optimal distribution of the light. It is fully equipped with tempered diffuse glass. The applied type of glass ensures favourable light distribution as well as a lower room temperature in the greenhouse.

The heating installation has been adapted by Certhon, a tube rail heating system has been converted to a monorail system. The CO2- dosing system has also been adapted. The new system allows to dose very precise crop management.

Since many years the GreenQ Improvement Centre provides modern facilities to develop and demonstrate cultivation concepts from around the world. Certhon is as main preferred installer of GreenQ closely involved with the latest innovative applications. Besides Certhon and GreenQ both participate in the project ‘Working together on skills’. This project is promoting application of new sustainable technology in horticulture.


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