On the outside, it is 'just' a container. But when the door opens, a good deal of high-tech reveals itself. A climate growth container with Grow & Roll to be precise.
Container over climate chamber
In Aalsmeer in the Bosman Van Zaal production hall, two climate growth containers with Grow & Roll are ready to be transported to a large American herb grower who wants to use the container to work out the optimum cultivation recipe for basil. But why a container and not a climate chamber? "Simple", says Carlo Castelijn of Bosman Van Zaal. "These containers can then be clicked onto the back of a trailer. This makes it possible, after a research project, to sell the container or transport it to another location of the company. A lot cheaper than demolishing an entire climate chamber and rebuilding it elsewhere."
Three Danish cars
A total of three extra-wide Danish carts fit in one-half of the container. These can be used to create a small-scale multilayer cultivation system with LED and all the bells and whistles that come with it. On the other hand, a growing table has been mounted for research into normal, non-multi-layer cultivation.
The only thing needed to get the climate container up and running is electricity, water and CO2. Electricity to keep the LED lights on and the climate computer running. The latter then takes care of the rest, including the water and CO2 dosing.
Finishing off with the numbers:
- Container outer dimensions: 6058x2500x2896 mm LxWxH
- Grow & Roll cultivation area: 9x0.9 square meters
- Cultivation surface table: 2 square meters
This article was originally written by Thijmen Tiersma © HortiDaily.com