- Successful winter crop in first winter growing with full LED Philips grow lights
- Allows for spread of production and labor
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Market leader Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) has provided a new greenhouse of over 4 hectares for lit cultivation using 100% LED at Dutchberries in Zuilichem (NL), in cooperation with HortiLED Partner Stolze, Maasdijk. It is the first strawberry grower with a full LED installation with the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact, supplying 196 µmol/s/m2. "The lighting installation was able to fully live up to the expectations during the first winter crop of Sonata," says satisfied grower Boudewijn van der Wal.
The new 4.2-hectare greenhouse was completed in the spring of 2020. This increased the company's total cultivation area to 34 hectares. After an unlit summer crop, Dutchberries planted for their first lit winter crop on September 23rd.