Located in Rigaud, Québec, Petit Brûlé aims to limit its impact on the environment by promoting sustainable farming and livestock techniques, as well as food and energy self-sufficiency. The ecological farm offers produce to local consumers and provide weekly baskets of fruits and vegetables to their community-supported agriculture (CSA) members.
Petit Brûlé has chosen Sollum's smart LED grow lights for their flexibility and potential to adapt to their development goals. The farm will be installing Sollum's dynamic LED grow lights in a Vermax glasshouse ― the first in Québec. Petit Brûlé will be cultivating crops such as lettuce, tomato, pepper, and cucumber in the same greenhouse. Thanks to Sollum's multi-zone light management capabilities, multiple light recipes will be applied simultaneously to optimize the lighting of each individual crop.
"The type of agriculture we advocate is particularly challenging. It requires that we continually think of creative solutions to a number of problems," says Maxime Lamontagne, project manager at Petit Brûlé. "We were drawn to Sollum's smart LED solution because the intensity of the fixtures can be changed at any time for minor adjustments to guide plant growth or to implement new light recipes as our business and markets evolve. It gives us room to experiment with new strategies when faced with issues or opportunities brought about by the business environment, community requests, pests, or the weather."
"Our ability to manage multiple lighting zones simultaneously is essential for businesses such as Petit Brûlé," says Sollum's vice president of Business Development, Kassim Tremblay. "Sollum's dynamic lighting delivers the precise light spectrum and intensity required by each variety of plant. This leads to optimal growth and quality and reduced energy costs. In addition, the platform's data collection enables the monitoring and automation of the lighting, which ensures consistent product quality."
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