We recently supplied Kwekery Deguffroy in Oostkamp, Belgium with an innovative tray field for growing strawberry plants.
Innovative tray field
Deguffroy propagates strawberry plants on approximately 1 hectare and was looking for a system that could increase the number of plants per square metre. This tray field enables the company to grow off the ground without wasting space on walkways. It makes optimum use of the available surface area and it allows for activities such as spraying and removing the runners to be largely automated.
But maximising the use of space is not the only advantage this innovative system has to offer over traditional ones. Another plus is that there is no contact between the plants via the ground cover, thus preventing the spread and transmission of diseases via the ground cover and eliminating the risk of water splash. It is also a far less labour-intensive method.
Below you’ll find some of the specifications of this project:
- Crop type: strawberries
- Area: 1 hectare
- Gutter type: GM27