Mr. Alexander Beglov, acting governor of Saint Petersburg, during his visit to the International Arctic Forum has paid special attention to a product of Saint Petersburg scientists – a complex for growing vegetables in the conditions of the Far North. The technology, worked out by the scientists of the Agrophysical Research Institute of Saint Peterburg, allows the harvest of crops in the Arctic.
The head of the department for the light and physiology of plants, Ms. Gayane Panova, reported that the special greenhouse allows for programming of the required amount of fruit and getting it in the specified time.
In order to ensure the timely harvest of crops in the Arctic, an optimized lighting system is used in the greenhouses. This is of the company Sol Lighting. "We presented a special solution for growing vegetables in the extreme conditions of the Far North without access to sunlight", Vadim Glazkov with Sol Lighting shares.
"The solution allows you to program the number of necessary vegetables and get them right on time. This result was achieved through the practical application of an integrated approach to growing plants."
To ensure timely harvesting in the Arctic, greenhouses use an optimized light environment with a full solar spectrum and special solutions for root systems. "The development of this technology has been going on for several decades. For 16 days in any greenhouse you can grow arugula, lettuce will grow in 26 days, cucumbers ripen in 2 months after planting, tomatoes - in 80 days. The yield is flat, which allows us to get fresh greens and vegetables on the table for each inhabitant every day. We can equip with our lamps and technologies large greenhouse complexes and home autonomous installations of any size for year-round cultivation of vegetables and fresh greens."
As said, within 16 days, rucola can be grown, it takes lettuce 26 days, cucumbers are ripe within 2 months after planting and tomatoes within 80 days. Ms. Gayane Panova noted that the crops are stable; therefore, the dwellers of the Arctic can get fresh greenery and vegetables every day.