Recently, an advanced propagation system was commissioned by Bosman Van Zaal from the Netherlands at Roelands Plant Farms in Canada, a supplier of starting material for peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Roelands Plant Farms is one of the few growers of vegetable propagation material that uses high-tech cultivation systems instead of cultivation on the ground.
Adaptation and expansion
Bosman Van Zaal has further developed, adapted, and expanded the existing cultivation system. The greenhouse tracks consist of flail tracks and pushers and the containers are filled, widened, and delivered in the work area. An OHC – an overhead crane – takes care of the supply of empty containers to the filling process and a second unit ensures the supply and removal of empty containers during the spacing/delivery. Empty containers are cleaned by a sandwich washer.
By applying the specially designed cultivation system, it is possible to create a better climate and thereby also guarantee a constant and high quality of the starting material. There is less waste and virtually no damage is caused by process actions.
The advanced cultivation system of Roelands Plant Farms results in faster-growing processes and reducing the production costs per unit. In addition, the system provides enormous cost savings on labor and the system also has a positive impact on improving working conditions, so that employees enjoy their tasks more happily.