The greenhouse complex Teplichnoe launched the first 1.1 ha of 5th generation greenhouse in the region, which will supply the region with local vegetables. The amount of investments in the project equalled to 5 million Euro, announced the governor of Tambov region, Mr. Aleksandr Nikitin.
“It is a new generation of greenhouse, the fifth one, with the intellectual lighting system and computer micro-climate management system. Crops in such greenhouses should be twice as big as in anthracite greenhouses. The new technology will allow for the year-round provision of the regional residents with biological vegetables”, announced the head of the region.
He also noted that a water drip system, a system for mineral nutrition and disinfection are used in the new greenhouse, plant bio protection has been introduced and the cucumbers are pollinated by bumblebees. JSC Teplichnoe have taken a decision not to buy energy from a regional supplier but to produce it on the premises in order to improve the profitability of the project. For this purpose they have purchased two gas generator stations and with the help of those have decreased the energy expenses more than two-fold.
The production capacity of the new greenhouse is 950 tons of cucumbers a year. The overall amount of investments has exceeded 5 million Euro, 90% of it being easy-term loans. The overall acreage of the greenhouse complex will comprise 12 ha.
Greenhouse vegetable production has been acknowledged as a priority agricultural direction in Tambov region.
JSC Teplichnoe was founded in 1980. Winter anthracite greenhouses were constructed within 1980-1985 on the acreage of 12 ha, in 2012 two more ha of greenhouses have been launched. In 2018 JSC Teplichnoe have collected 327 tons more of vegetable produce than in 2017. 70-80% of produce is sold in Tambov region.