Three weeks ago the new demo greenhouse of Syngenta was filled with plants. The 1.4 hectare greenhouse is now a place where the Syngenta tomato and pepper varieties are growing and can be shown to the customer in the same way as they would do in a normal greenhouse. "Growers are able to adopt everything they see here just as it is in their own greenhouse."
It was over seven months ago when ground was broken for the new demo greenhouse. The demo greenhouse’s main purpose was to function as an R&D location with an important role in the development of different tomato breeds for the future. Besides that, the greenhouse is also an important meeting point where research and market can come together and where the costumers and other relations can come to see the current and future product range.
The greenhouse is 7 meters high and features many different departments for both illuminated and traditional cultivation, and there will be 1000 varieties grown. Of the 1.4 hectare, 1,500 m2 is open to the public. The new greenhouse is equipped with a sustainable energy system for warm water and electricity, and with different techniques to ensure a more energy efficient cultivation. The possibility of joining the geothermal network in the area is also being explored.
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