Belarus: Optimal conditions for cucumbers created in Orsha

Growers in the north of Belarus, next to Orsha, have created a favorable microclimate, allowing for maximum productivity. They harvest 80 kilos of cucumbers per square meter, while a couple of years ago that number could only be dreamt of.

The vegetables are collected every second day and are immediately delivered to the trade chains. The secret of productivity is in the applied technologies. The greenhouses are energy efficient ones. For instance, screens allow the growers to control the temperature and humidity depending on the temperature outside. A stable warm temperature this winter helped minimize the expenses on growing crops.

Next to the greenhouses there is a meteorological station. If a signal is received of strong wind or harsh frost, the control system knows how to react in order to minimize the weather impact on productivity.

In a day, lettuce will spring out from these containers. A special growth room fosters sprouting. In addition to lettuce, they grow dill, parsley, rucola and celery in the same area. The produce is in especially high demand until the beginning of spring, before land plot owners have grown their own crops.

A part of the grown produce is subject to deep freezing. A contemporary production line allows for the full production cycle.


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