Jack van Schie is the manager of Solyco 3, where Merlice variety tomatoes are grown on 7 hectares. Together with two colleagues, he supervises the ‘Total concept of sustainable exposed tomato cultivation’ trial at the Delphy Improvement Center in Bleiswijk every week.
Demo with three innovations
Van Schie: “The most striking thing about this test is that I can grow quickly with so little energy with a production that is even higher than usual in practice. The crop has often been difficult, but the result is still good. The quality of the fruit is also excellent. Various new technologies have been integrated into this test: dehumidification with greenhouse heat recovery, hybrid lighting consisting of SON-T, top LED and LED between the crop and, furthermore, a new way of growing hydroponically."
Solyco follows the developments around Next Generation Growing closely. In recent years the insights from NGG have gradually been integrated into the cultivation strategy. For example when using the screens, steering on moisture and the use of the minimum pipe temperature.
Source: Kas als Energiebron