French tomato growers see good results with semi-closed greenhouses

During the last growing season, valuable results were achieved in growing different kinds of tomato crops in semi-closed greenhouses in the south of France. For Horconex and KE GrowAir, suppliers of the greenhouse and the homogenous climate within, it’s time to share these experiences.

“Making the right choices together with our clients, that’s what it is all about. No solution is the same,” according to Cees van Uffelen, managing director at greenhouse manufacturer Horconex. In the south of France, semi-closed greenhousing is all about keeping the insects out; it is not a story of a lot less energy or a lot more yield.

Growers Olivier Herranz and Cedric Meurs signed for the realization of two semi-closed greenhouses for vine tomato and cherry tomato crops in 2015. In search of the right partners Horconex also found KE GrowAir. The GrowAir duct shows a significantly better performance in homogenizing the greenhouse climate than standard ducts.

Satisfied growers
What was predicted has come true. A slightly lower energy input and a bit higher yield. But above all, the growers have a better quality of fresh produce which offers a higher market value, due to a homogenous climate and less disease risks. Their study club confirms this result. They outpaced comparable semi-closed greenhouse entrepreneurs in the benchmark.

For more information:
KE GrowAir
Edisonweg 11
3291 CK Strijen
Tel. +31 (0) 78 674 8475
Fax +31 (0) 78 674 8476

Industriestraat 18
2671 CT Naaldwijk
Tel: +31(0)174 623440
Fax: +31(0)174 623102

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