Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




targets higher yields in summer with high end technology and growing media:

Turkish grower Semay Akas goes for a perfect start

The newly commenced greenhouse project of Semay Tarim in Afyon, Turkey, has recently planted it's new crop in it's high tech greenhouse. The greenhouses of Semay are owned and operated by the same group as the Akas greenhouse in Afyon, with Mrs. Alev Semker as head of the project. Together with greenhouse consultant Dr. Alper Besiroglu, Mrs Semker emphasized the use of sustainable  Riococo BenimPlast coir slabs and propagation blocks; the 7-8 cm rooting from starter blocks into growbags was done within 3-4 days.



The SEMAY greenhouse is built with the same technology as AKAS greenhouse. It is spread in a 103,000 m2 area and planned to be completed in two phases. The first phase of this project is 58,000 m2. Right after the first phase, the construction of the second phase will start, which is planned for 2015. More information about the groups targets can be found at their website: www.semayakas.com



"We chose Riococo growing substrate because we want to benefit from it's highly efficient aeration and high water holding capacity," said Dr. Alper. "In this order we can have optimal control of the crop and target higher yields during the summer months. "This is also why we chose to use the Riococo starter blocks instead of traditional rockwool. The coir blocks are not only more sustainable, but they also are a perfect combination with the coir slabs; it gives you the perfect start."



The project in Afyon was a result of a close cooperation with Riococo's exclusive distributor for Eurasia: Benimplast. Mustafa Sert of Benimplast is responsible for the consultation, customer relations and distribution of Riococo. "We wish the growers of Semay Akas prosperity and many successful seasons," he added.

For more information about Riococo Benimplast:

Benimtex / Benimplast
Mustafa Sert
info@benimplast.com
www.benimplast.com



Direct contact with Riococo:


Riococo
Shan Halamba
inquiries@riococo.com
www.riococo.com

Publication date: 5/23/2014
Author: Boy de Nijs
Copyright: www.hortidaily.com

 


 

Other news in this sector:

10/20/2017 "Extending the pre-planting phase gives more control over generative growth"
10/13/2017 US: Enroot Products ships first Ameri-Coco bagged coir
10/9/2017 Norway: Miljøgartneriet chooses Pro block for plant propagation
9/28/2017 This is how it works with coir growbags
9/27/2017 Demand for biochar booms
9/27/2017 Germany: Restart for Terracult, founding MD returns
9/11/2017 "Challenging year for growing media producers"
9/7/2017 RHP certification for AS Tootsi Turvas
8/31/2017 Choices in substrate for soft fruit crops
8/22/2017 Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production
8/9/2017 EU: Hydroponic cultivation no longer organic
8/9/2017 A mixing model to predict rooting media properties
8/8/2017 WUR: Electric substrate heating bears more strawberry fruit
7/21/2017 Botanicoir presents new growbag with unique open structure
7/13/2017 US: RainSoil debuts natural silicon-based liquid soil amendment
7/10/2017 Resilient over-winter growing in one simple step
7/10/2017 Bright & challenging future for the North American berry
7/6/2017 US: Organic Ellepots now available at CropKing
7/4/2017 5 easy steps to cultivate successfully in pots and troughs
6/30/2017 Be careful with loose substrates in hydroponic production systems