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Famifarm
Joroinen, Finland

 

Famifarm in Finland was established by the Grotenfelt family and today the company grows lettuce and herbs. Quality and sustainability are key drivers. Famifarm wants to work ahead of the sustainability trend, to make its crops better for nature and for people.

Famifarm

We can get
better coloring

and better structure with LEDs.”

 

- Jorma Järvinen, Grower

Jorma Järvinen

Customer challenge

 

Shelf life is very crucial because of the great distances in Finland, so Famifarm is always looking into ways to increase shelf life and improve the plants’ structure. Secondly, Famifarm wanted to find out how the red coloration of lettuce can be improved with the lower daylight levels in the winter. Thirdly, it can be a challenge to meet European limits for nitrate levels because the nitrate levels differ over the year as the light changes.

Famifarm

The right lighting

 

Based on their visits, Famifarm decided to partner up with Philips to install GreenPower LED toplighting with 200-210 μmol/m2/s on 1 hectare of its greenhouse. They especially appreciate the advice they get from Philips plant specialists who speak their language.

The most important advantage of LED lighting for Famifarm is that it allows them to use the right light which benefits the plants most and at the same time saves energy, which is important for the future.

On the quality side, it allows them to get better plants and better and faster growth. “When you add more light, you can get more growth, but we can also focus on a certain spectrum of the light to control certain characteristics compared to HPS light,” says Järvinen. This allows them to get a better structure for herbs, thicker leaves and tastier crops. A better structure also results in a better shelf life and will add benefits to the consumer.

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

 

Philips introduced an LED-based toplighting solution for greenhouse growers, easy to install and no need for water cooling systems.
 

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Facts

Sector

Vegetables

Crop

Lettuce and herbs

Location

Joroinen, Finland

Solution

Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Advantages

Better coloring
Better structure
Tastier herbs
Better shelf life
Energy savings

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