Traditionally vegetables are cultivated in open ground or in glasshouses. But increasingly new techniques are being used, such as ducting systems, floating systems and closed cultivation systems. Growing under LED lights means the climate can be closely controlled, without external influences. This means vegetable growers can work cleanly and precisely.
What is the challenge you face as a vegetable grower?
Vegetable growers deal in large volumes. Efficiency is therefore essential. Food safety is of course also a major topic. Large growers are thus continually looking for more climate-neutral and cleaner ways to cultivate their crops, within cultivation systems that can be tightly controlled.
And developments like the Growcoon reflect this trend perfectly. Products for which the Growcoon is already in use include lettuce, herbs, pak choy and cabbage. And the applications will expand rapidly in the near future.
Benefits of the Growcoon for vegetables
The Growcoon is a sustainable product that suits modern cultivation systems, with a number of major benefits in the vegetable sector.
- Easy handling, partly due to the base of the plug, making it easier to transfer the plants to the next growth phase
- The perfect micro-climate in the plug results in faster root growth and thus in denser, better-quality and more uniform crops and shorter lead times
- The Growcoon can be adapted to a large degree to various cultivation systems