The Obskoy greenhouse complex was put into operation in the Novosibirsk region. The investment project was implemented in 2019-2021 with the use of state support measures. The acreage of the plant, located in the Novosibirsk region, is six hectares, of which two are intended for growing salads, four for cucumbers. The production capacity of Obskiy is up to 6952 tons of vegetables per year. The greenhouse production will create 145 new jobs.
Governor of the Novosibirsk Region Andrey Travnikov and founder of Gorkunov Group Boris Gorkunov took part in the opening ceremony of the enterprise. According to the head of the region, the emergence of a new greenhouse complex near the regional center will have a positive effect on the food market of Novosibirsk – a significant reduction in transport and logistics costs will reduce market prices for vegetable products in stores.
The process of growing greenery in this greenhouse complex is fully automatic: sowing, watering, regulation of lighting, temperature, humidity occurs with the help of equipment. They touch the plants with their hands once, during the harvest. 24,000 pieces of green plants are packaged per day. Vegetable growers keep a close eye on letting the salad in its best form on the conveyor.
A dozen varieties of healthy greens, including arugula and spinach, which have created a special climatic zone. Such technologies have not yet been used for growing salads in Siberia. Biological methods are used to protect plants. They were developed in collaboration with specialists from the Novosibirsk Agrarian University. Mutually beneficial cooperation will continue.
“Unique technologies are applied here, which require high knowledge. I am sure that our university is capable of training such specialists, ”said Andrei Travnikov, Governor of the Novosibirsk Region.
In the presence of the head of the region, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Ministry of Agriculture of the Novosibirsk Region, the Gorkunov Group of Companies, and the Novosibirsk State Agrarian University.
In the group of companies, this is not the first greenhouse complex near Novosibirsk. At first, the experience was adopted from the Finnish and Dutch colleagues, now they are overtaken. And already foreign vegetable growers are asking for production, they cannot believe that a rich harvest is being harvested in Siberia.
The next investment project of the Gorkunov Group is the construction of a seed-breeding center in the Kolyvan region. In January last year, it was approved by the Investment Council of the Novosibirsk Region.
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