Certhon and WPS introduce new multi-layer cultivation system

The companies Certhon in Poeldijk and WPS Horti Systems in The Netherlands are working together to develop a multi-layer cultivation system. A new step in this development is presented during the Horti Fair in Amsterdam, in the form of a climate cell container. This test container shows on a small scale the possibilities of a more layer system.

Multilayer cultivation in a closed area with LED light is a promising development for uniform, quick and with high use of available space to grow plants and vegetables. How to utilise this technique in the most efficient way differs per situation. In order to come to a well thought out design Certhon and WPS Horti Systems have developed a climate container. In this setting the grower can experiment himself to improve the growth and the quality of the plant. The knowledge obtained in this way can then be used to establish the best configuration for the required cultivation.

It is possible to place the testing container in a company, where all relevant factors for growing, such as temperature, humidity, CO2 dose, water supply and prescription of light for LED-lighting can be adjusted. The user himself can set and monitor the parameters. Certhon and WPS Horti Systems offer assistance when running these tests. The results of the tests could form the basis of a definite technical design of a multi-layer climate cell together with the business case.
Certhon and WPS Horti Systems work together in the development of the multi-layer cultivation in climate cells. WPS Horti Systems is specialised in logistic and system integration and Certhon is a climate and light specialist for glasshouse horticulture. For the first time in mid 2011 Certhon introduced a multi-layer cultivation system at dutch lettuce grower Deliscious in Beesel, Limburg.
Source: Certhon en WPS Horti System

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