"We did not expect such a flow of visitors, and this amply repays us for all the efforts made. But above all I am positively amazed at how this group of companies share the same goal, namely that of collaborating to try to reach the markets around the world without setting limits".
Massimo and Emanuele Lucchini.
Massimo Lucchini is visibly satisfied as he draws up a balance of the first day of Horticulture in the Field, where he kickstarted the Green House Park, speaking in front of hundreds of people at the opening of the conferences.
A view of the Greenhouse Technology Park at the Lucchini headquarters.
"This year we will not only welcome you inside our structure - said Lucchini on 22 January 2020, while opening the afternoon of conferences - but also outside: in the last two years the company has expanded, with a new area of 15,000 square meters, and most importantly with a permanent exhibition of greenhouses and technology, unique in Italy. An exhibition in which we are building the future of greenhouse cultivation".
A crowded audience for the horticulture conferences in the field 2020.
The theme of innovation has returned time and time again as a common thread. "Never before have we witnessed such unprecedented innovation in the world of greenhouses and horticulture. This acceleration stems from a necessity: the undeniable reality of climate change".
"There is an urgent need - he added - to safeguard the land, consume less water and greatly reduce emissions into the atmosphere. The work we are carrying out on Vertical Farming is part of this innovation process. Let's not forget that the first Vertical greenhouse built in Italy was made by us, with the participation of Enea, in 2015".
Another view of Greenhouse Technology Park.
"Now we are working with completely closed or semi-closed greenhouses, crops without any contamination, total respect for the environment, soilless cultivation techniques, hydroponics, ﬂoating, aeroponics, which use one tenth of the water".
"There is still a long way to go - concludes Lucchini - but be careful: we are now showing you the present, but the future of technology and innovation is already here. There is no need to look abroad: the excellence of knowledge and innovation is here, today, at this very event".