Next Tuesday, 17 September, the French companies Agripolyane and Cascade will organize an event at the Agroindustry Technology Center (Adesva) of Lepe. This will serve to present the results of the tests carried out in experimental berry plantations in Huelva, where luminescent plastic covers that use Magic Lite photoconversion technology have been used.
During the 2017/2018 campaign, research was carried out on strawberry, raspberry and blueberry crops. With strawberries, it was shown that the use of luminescent plastics led to a yield increase of 15%, with precocity and equal sugar content and shelf life. A raspberry yield increase of 15% was also observed in the early stages, while an approximately 60% higher yield was recorded in the case of blueberries. However, the results of these tests must be backed with those of the latest campaign.
The day will begin at 11.15 am with a presentation by Frederic Peilleron, CEO of Cascade, in which he will outline the underlying principles in the technology used. Subsequently, S.S. Jenarie, from Cascade, will talk about the implementation of luminescent plastics in berries.
At 12.05, the plan is for the head of the Agronomy Area of Adesva, Magdalena Torres Vilchez, to present the results obtained in various experiments carried out in the cultivation of berries in Huelva.
Next, Agripolyane's export manager, Bertrand Salkin, will speak about "Luminescent plastics: a technology ready for use."