Evolving tomato cultivation in Ontario

Guido van het Hof knew his greenhouse could do more. Grow more. A student of plant science, Guido and his team at Great Northern Hydroponics have been growing more than 10 varieties of tomatoes in Ontario, Canada, for more than 20 years. For Guido, decades of greenhouse experience have demonstrated the benefits of assimilation lighting, but could tradition be enhanced in the quest to optimize the farm’s more than 20 million pounds of tomatoes per year? After installing Fluence’s VYPR solution with broad R4 spectra across 10 acres of his tomato glasshouse, Guido was able to increase production and save on energy costs.


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