The geothermal greenhouse which was built in the Karakurt district of Kirsehir (Turkey) with the support of the local university is now fully operational and the first harvest has just started.
Grower Serdar Eyigun visited the university chancellor, Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya, and presented him with the tomatoes from the first-ever harvest from the greenhouse.
Currently employing 142 people, the grower notes that once all the phases of the project are completed, the greenhouses are expected to employ 500 people in total. The project for the construction of the greenhouses will be carried out in 3 phases. In the first phase, 12.6 hectares of greenhouses will be built. Following that, in the second phase, another 12.7 hectares will be constructed. In the final phase, another 6 hectares will be built and after the completion of the project, the greenhouses will cover around 31.3 hectares. The grower noted that they are planning to harvest 60 tons of product per 1,000 square meters.
Source: TRT Haber