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Combimetal Carrera has already installed almost 20 hectares of soil-less strawberry crops

"Despite the great uncertainty that has characterized 2022, we introduced a new soil-less strawberry system with three adjustable eaves that have achieved results we would never have expected. We installed approximately 20 hectares in various Italian regions, including Basilicata, Calabria, Marche, Sardinia, and Puglia, between April and October," reports Rocco Carrera, production manager at Combimetal Carrera, creator and manufacturer of innovative systems for the production of strawberries. 

Combimetal Carrera has recently set up a soil-less strawberry crop at  Nicofruit in Scanzano Jonico (Matera). "The advantages of our cultivation system, which consists of 3 eaves installed 50 cm apart, are immediately appreciated by workers. Our clients say workers thank them because these new systems have considerably improved their work conditions."

Soil-less crop at Nicofruit. Variety transplanted: Inspire

"We already have another 10 hectares planned for 2023, but we believe demand will grow as soon as the systems become productive in the various areas. As we send the quotes, we reassure entrepreneurs that it is possible to recoup the initial investment already during a normal season."

Fixing bases are essential to prevent the rod from sinking into the ground under the weight of the eaves, blocks, and production.

There are many advantages to installing a soil-less crop: first of all, it makes it possible to save 40% of labor, with a cleaner production environment, bigger yields, more uniform plants and fruits, and an excellent control of phytosanitary conditions, leading to fewer interventions, zero risks of damaging the fruits and easier harvesting operations.

"We have worked for five years before achieving this result. As our company specializes in the processing and manufacturing of steel structures, we operate in various sectors, but the agricultural one is the only sector that brings us great satisfaction, and I do not just mean from an economic point of view. We want to help change the way people work, helping both those who run companies and those who work in them."

For further information:
Combimetal Carrera Srl
Via Lido 3
75025 Policoro (MT) - Italy
+39 0835 973481

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