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Tanimura & Antle is a major outdoor grower – the company, in the American state of Tennessee, devotes more than a thousand hectares to cultivation. Almost all of it is outdoors, including the lettuce. But cultivating lettuce outdoors is actually very inefficient. Yields are below optimum, as is the quality. A great deal of water and nutrition is wasted. And that’s not even to mention food safety.
CEO and President Rick Antle in a Tanimura & Antle lettuce field located in Salinas California
High-tech cultivation of lettuce in a greenhouse produces a completely different – and attractive – business model. An initial trial in an older five-hectare greenhouse produced promising results. That’s why KUBO has now been given an order to install a hyper-modern 1.5-hectare greenhouse. This development could well be a kick-starter for many more entrepreneurs who spot opportunities in an underexposed product: lettuce. Yields are much higher, and sales are assured. Who will be next?
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