CAN: Phase two of technology trial with Alberta-based The Cucumber Man

Toronto-based CO2 GRO announces that the second phase of a CO2 Delivery Solutions system has been installed for a grape tomato Technology Trial in The Cucumber Man's 522,000 square foot Alberta greenhouse.

Part two of this larger Trial is now operational on grape tomatoes, with part one being announced as operational on April 28, 2022, for long English cucumbers.

The Trial's goals are to increase both grape tomato and long cucumber fruit yield, reduce the spread of pathogens such as powdery mildew, which is often problematic for tomato as well as cucumber growers, and reduce the overall cost per unit of production, thereby increasing overall margins.

According to Greenhouse Canada, "as of 2019, Alberta's greenhouse crops industry was estimated to be 404 acres, 164 hectares, or 17.62 million square feet. Vegetables accounted for about 46% of the total greenhouse area, or 187 acres, followed by floriculture at 42%, or 170 acres, and tree seedlings at 12% or 48 acres."

CO2 GRO's VP of Sales & Strategic Alliances, Aaron Archibald, commented, "Having a Trial on two distinct vegetables under one roof is a first for us as well as being in Alberta which now has over 200 greenhouses. It will provide The Cucumber Man with a further demonstration of CO2 Delivery Solutions' ability to improve yields and financial returns to growers and additional data for CO2 GRO. We look forward to the Trial's success that will lead to further greenhouse opportunities in Alberta and Western Canada".

For more information:
CO2 GRO

www.co2gro.ca        

 


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