US (CA): FruitWorks, a new research campus to develop fruit varieties

The next time you bite into a table grape or a cherry and admire the flavor, size, and texture, think about FruitWorks/IFG, a research and development company located just outside of Bakersfield, CA. They have invested years in natural breeding practices to develop cultivars that are well-known for their resilience and adaptability and feature a worldwide licensing program that prevents overproduction. 

FruitWorks/IFG are now building their dream campus on a 160-acre piece of land, complete with greenhouses provided by Agra Tech.  

At the center of its new campus, there are three Agra Tech greenhouses featuring a grow house range consisting of three gutter-connected Solar Light 36' x 156' greenhouses with 12' eaves totaling 16,848 sq. ft. that includes positive pressure cooling, air circulation, and insect exclusion, as well as benches, energy curtains, a control system, and a watering boom in the Insulator greenhouse.  

It also features a 24' x 108' partitioned area to be used as a headhouse, as well as a 12' x 108' partitioned area on the opposite end for cooling equipment and insect control. There is also a screenhouse consisting of an Insulator greenhouse that's 35' x 120' with 12' eaves, with its roof, sidewalls, and gable end walls covered with insect screen. The project also includes another Solar Light 36' x 108' greenhouse with 12' eaves to act as a repository greenhouse.   

Read the complete article at www.agratech.com.


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