In just 6.5 meters wide, the typical width of an Huelva-type macro tunnel, ten cultivation gutters are installed. This is done thanks to the new cultivation system of NGS, the Rotational NGS System. "This translates into 15,300 linear meters of cultivation gutter per hectare."
"We've designed this new cultivation system, specially for strawberries in macro tunnels of the Huelva type and see great potential also in Canada, US and UK," says Donald Gartland with NGS. "It is great for strawberry producers, who require more production and profitability from their facilities without having to expand facilities."
The system uses NGS's Multiband Duo, that has demonstrated excellent growing results for strawberries worldwide. "The Rotational System automatically positions the crop in the most suitable location to carry out photosynthesis, so at no time is the production capacity of each plant limited nor does it interfere in the recollection," Donald shows. "The novelty that this system is that, in just 6.5 meters wide, typical width of the Huelva-type macro tunnel, 10 cultivation lines are introduced, which translates into 15,300 linear meters of cultivation per ha. In other words, 153,000 pl/ha "20 cm spacing between plants" or 204,000 pl/ha "15 cm spacing between plants"."
Protoype of the installation. The commercial version, 2.0, is optimized to a smoother design and is currently being installed in Southern Spain and Portugal.