When the lights are out, it looks like a regular grow-rack. However, inside is a specially developed type of diffuse glass, containing both LED lights and a reflecting mirror. This new equipment, the CoolGrow® VF developed by MechaTronix, makes it possible to do dynamic LED research in an affordable way.
From September 2nd 2018 the HAS University of Applied Science in the Netherlands was the scene for an innovative plant trial on Sonsation strawberries.
January 11th 2019 the trial was finalized and concluded with a visit of the ISFC International Soft Fruit Conference led by Delphy.
An early start and a busy day… 190 visitors all in some way related to strawberry cultivation visited the HAS greenhouses at 7.30AM to witness the outcome of the strawberry trial under various lighting techniques.
A good example of the wide interest of MechaTronix in the specialization in a broad crop variety knowledge is this advanced plant balance trial on Bromeliads.
In this trial the BCO Bromelia, a division from the LTO Glaskracht, Plant Lighting, Botany and MechaTronix cooperate on finding the ideal growth circumstances to grow bromeliads in the Netherlands and Belgium in a greenhouse environment.
Who cultivates paprika in the west side of Europe for sure knows the Research Centre Hoogstraten (PCH) in Belgium.
Research Centre Hoogstraten (PCH) is located in the north of Antwerp in the middle of an important horticultural area.
Since its foundation in 1955 the centre plays an active role in the development and growth of the horticulture in the region and abroad.
The HAS University in den Bosch The Netherlands is one of the most famous universities in Europe when it comes down on horticulture and applied science knowledge.
In their own professional greenhouse facilities they cultivate a wide variety of crops.
Since September 2018 the HAS and MechaTronix partner on assimilation light trials for strawberries.