The construction of a new breeding complex for Dutch company Hazera is underway. The breeding of crucifers (brassica, or cabbage and radish crops) will move to a new location by 2016. The Warmenhuizen complex will feature 24,400 m2 glass, and divide operations into research and production departments, all for the benefit of research and development. But before that, the current site is updated. The fact was inaugurated this week by Schagen aldermen Jelle Beemsterboer and Jan Bouwes, both of whom contributed to its realization.
First spade in the ground event
Brassica and radish
The site is to be fully equipped for the breeding of Brassica and radishes. The departments for cabbage cultivation (12,000 m2) are furnished with standard glass and partially heated, as are the greenhouses for growing radishes (about 11,000 m2). They are well equipped with mesh compartments: a kind of tents to isolate the crop lines. The research greenhouses, 20 sections of 1,400 m2, are outfitted with heating and screen installations, tables and concrete floors.
Seed Valley presents Hazera with a gift
The project is supervised by DLV Glass & Energy. They’ve accompanied projects by Nickerson-Zwaan for 25 years: first in Barendrecht, then in Plukmadesepolder and later in Rilland and Tuitjenhorn. The company is also currently working on the second phase of sugar beet breeder SESVanderHave. Are the breeding stations much alike? "They’re actually completely different, especially in regard to the small research and breeding departments. Each growing technique and each crop needs individual requirements," says project leader Dick Marck. Next year will see the construction of the Hazera greenhouse in Warmenhuizen Warm Homes. The complex should be ready in 2016.
Dick Mark, DLV Glas&Energie
Erwin Cardol, Seed Valley, with Emiel Oost and Lando van Doorn of Hazera
"In Seed Valley, leading international seed companies are combined. Innovation is their core business" toasted Jan-Willem Breukink, President of Seed Valley and CEO of Incotec. "That's why we are also proud of the choice of Hazera and Limagrain to settle here."
DLV glas & energie
DLV glas & energie