Beekenkamp Verpakkingen further expands its range with strawberry trays that fit the system used by Kraege Beerenpflanzen in Germany. An important advantage of this strawberry cultivation system is that it uses half as much steel for the profiles. Beekenkamp's trays take over that. Aart Jan Bos of Beekenkamp: "The construction of the trays is made to be strong. For the time being, we are still producing the trays with 12 plant holes. This will be extended in 4-hole increments. The drawings are already ready on the drawing table."
Together with Beekenkamp Verpakkingen B.V. and Kraege Beerenpflanzen, Gege Machinebouw has developed this strawberry tray. It contributes to the sustainability of strawberry cultivation; in this strawberry tray, the plants are not on the ground, so less crop protection needs to be used.
The combination of the cultivation system and the accompanying tray ensures that the number of plants per hectare is increased by 50%.
The tray also makes it possible to mechanize a large part of the work. The amount of manual labor is greatly reduced when using this strawberry tray. A motherboard rides on a rail, on the side, over the trays. With the help of this board, water, fertilizer, and crop protection products can be applied.