This summer, Bosman Van Zaal and Crea-Tech put an advanced propagation system into operation 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 starting material for vegetables who use high-tech growing systems instead of soil cultivation. Meanwhile, moving pictures of the cultivation process with the new systems can be seen on LinkedIn.
Modification and expansion
Bosman Van Zaal has, together with Crea-Tech, further developed, modified and expanded the existing cultivation system. The greenhouse conveyors consist of scoopers 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 takes care of the supply and removal of empty containers during the widening/delivery process. Empty containers are cleaned by a sandwich washer.
Faster growing process
By applying the specially designed cultivation system, it is possible to create a better climate and therefore guarantee a constant and high quality of the starting material. In addition, there is less wastage and virtually no damage caused by process operations.
The advanced cultivation system of Roelands Plant Farms results in faster growth processes, which reduces the production costs per unit. In addition, the system provides a cost reduction on labour and also has a positive impact on the improvement of the working conditions, as a result of which the employees enjoy their tasks more.
Meet Bosman Van Zaal on the GreenTech Live & Online at booth 1.309
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