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20% more yield
and better crop quality 

Vikars Grönsaker AB
Närpes, Finland

 

With both husband Stig-Erik and wife Marika being tomato growers, they’re continually looking for ways to improve quality and yield.

Stig-Erik Vikars

Philips has
real experience

with LED interlighting in Finland, so the choice was obvious.”

 

- Stig-Erik Vikars, owner Vikars Grönsaker AB

Tomatoes

Customer challenge

 

In response to growing competition and higher quality demands from his supermarket customers, Stig-Erik wanted to increase both the yield and the quality of his tomato crop. Since the GreenPower LED interlighting system is highly efficient and because Philips has real experience with LED interlighting in Finland, the choice was obvious.

Marika Vikars

The right lighting

 

The results in the greenhouses were excellent. The increased light level enabled a higher plant density and bigger tomatoes, resulting in more than 20% extra yield.

 

Interlighting makes it possible to control growth perfectly throughout the year. One of its biggest advantages is that it can be hung within the canopy wherever the crop needs it most. Also, leaves can be left on the canopy longer, ensuring that they continue to photosynthesize and remain productive.

 

Stig-Erik was so happy with the first installation, within six months he decided to equip his other two greenhouses with interlighting as well.

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

 

The interlighting module is a bi-directional lighting module for interlighting in between tall plants e.g. tomatoes.
 

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The obvious choice

Facts

Sector

Fruit and vegetables

Crop

Tomato (Encore variety)

Location

Närpes, Finland

Solution

Philips GreenPower LED interlighting

Results

Increased yield and improved crop quality

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