LUMINAID has developed a lighting system that has proven its applicability in the growth of strawberries and other soft fruits such as raspberries and blackberries. Since conventional growth lighting solutions have been around for quite some time, there is currently a lot of experimenting with LED lighting. LUMINAID was the first successful lighting supplier to supply an LED solution for the production of strawberries in a horticultural greenhouse.
The light recipe of the FLORALUX.LT system is designed for an optimal growth process. The vast majority of the spectral build up is in the 660 nm (deep red) area. This is to keep the growth process of the crop going. From the other emitted colors 450 nm (blue) is converted by means of phosphors to white light so that green and yellow are visible in the spectrum. The intensity is more than enough to measure a PPFD of more than 170 micromoles on the foliage.
Flevo Berry has developed the Flevo Berry Concept; a clear choice for continuity in the value chain of strawberry growth. They offer similar berries throughout the year by working with different varieties which are specifically bred for each season.Flevo Berry BV fills in the season with early, middle and late short day varieties and everbearing varieties.
Botany is the Dutch knowledge- and development partner in plant physiology, plant health and cultivation techniques. At their facilities in Meterik several testings are conducted with FLORALUX growth lighting technology to determine the real impact of FLORALUX at indoor strawberry growth.
Van Vugt Herbs in Ridderkerk is one of Europe’s largest players in fresh cutting herbs. The herbs are delivered to catering wholesalers and supermarkets throughout Europe and are packaged according to customer requirements and often with private labels. The head office is in Ridderkerk (NL), followed by a large greenhouse complex. In order to further guarantee continuity, Van Vugt carries out experiments with exposed cultivation in its demo greenhouses. The FLORALUX system is used for this, whereby an optimum diffused light image with the correct micro-rollers is achieved.
Jong Fruit B.V. is a progressive player in the market for so-called soft fruits. For example, Jong Fruit ran the introduction of assimilation lamps in 2006 far ahead of the music. In an era where this technology is still in its infancy, Jong Fruit develops a strategy that reaps more success each year. Meanwhile, they can be proud of our lead on other growth light growers. Jong Fruit B.V. is a member of Confurta U.A. and sells via The Greenery B.V.
Recently, Jong Fruit commissioned a FLORALUX.LT growth lighting system from LUMINAID for the cultivation of winter strawberries. With this system Jong Fruit expects B.V. to greatly improve the yield of the crop, both in volume and in quality. It is one of the FLORALUX.LT systems that LUMINAID is rolling out after earlier successful realizations of the strawberry cultivations.
You can enjoy sweet Dutch strawberries all year round. And that with lower energy consumption and climate control optimization compared to other possible solutions.
FLORALUX.LT has been specially developed as growth lighting for the stretching, growing and flowering of crops. Due to its unique properties and technology, this lamp ensures optimal assimilation process during the growth of strawberries.
This project was realized in a 10.000 square meters of horticultural greenhouses at the Hereijgers-Verdaesdonck facilities, a progressive strawberry grower in Zundert (NL).
Installer: Stan van Eekelen B.V.