Nursery greenhouse – 4.000 square meter example
Europrogress ha recently completed the construction for the nursery greenhouse of the Dalmonte G & V company, a well established agriltural firm in Italy.
THE MICROPROPAGATION LABORATORY
Through constant study, the Dalmonte company gained solid experience in the agricultural sector, and it has been able to develop a laboratory (micropopagation laboratory) for the research of innovative productive systems. The firm developed a system which foresees that a shoot is isolated from the mother plant so that to allow vegetative propagation. After that, it starts the processing step which consists in an “acclimatization” activity. This phase begins after the micropropagation (plants without root, about 1 cm high) and it allows plants to reach the maturity they need to be grown in the nursery open field (plants that are about 20 cm high, with a formed root system, a small piece of land which gives plants an autonomy of a few weeks range).
GREENHOUSES FOR NURSERY PRODUCTION
Inside the greenhouses Europrogess and Dalmonte created a vegetative cycle that “welcomes” for the first weeks the newly micropropagated plants in specific rooms with basal heating and thermal screens. Then, plants are moved to less “comfortable” areas with air heaters for cold periods and shading nets for the warm months. Here, plants can “ripen” before they are, again, moved to an unprotected environment.
The greenhouses build for the Dalmonte company also include :
- The greenhouse n. 9 where the boxes for the packaging or the plants ready for sale will be stored. This structure will also act as a link for all greenhouses thanks to a 12 meter long connecting beam.
- The transplant room. In this sheltered and air-conditioned environment, the incoming plants will be transplanted.
- “small tunnels” are placed inside the greenhouses where humidity close to 100% is be required for the first days of acclimatization.
- Technical compartment where the boiler and all pumps connected to internal and external sensors necessary for the “life” of the greenhouse are located.
Do you want to learn more about production inside nursery greenhouse? Read another example here!