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First Red Star tomatoes in Ultra Clima greenhouse

Today, in the first Ultra Clima greenhouse in the world with growth lighting, the first Red Star Romantic tomato plants were planted by the De Kaaij Group. In the modern greenhouse in Dinteloord, developed by Kubo, the Red Star tomatoes will be grown in a better and more sustainable way. The CO2 emission will be lowered drastically, as will the use of energy. A natural cultivation emphasizes the great quality of the cultivation, which takes place all year round.

A toast for success for the Kaaij Group

On the 17th of July the first panes were put on the 10 hectare greenhouse and today, the 22nd of October, the first tomato plants have been planted. This date was set form the start and was achieved by good planning and perfect teamwork.

Left: The founder Theo van der Kaaij was there at 7am at 90 years old. 
Right: Leo van Emmerik drives the tomato plants into the greenhouse

You can see many air hoses in this hyper modern complex, which regulate the temperature in the summer and winter. In the floor exhaust pipes ensure the right pressure and temperature in the greenhouse.

Left: The Ultra Climate corridor access at the entrance
Right: The ventilators calmly turn with (the Co2 pipes from the ground)

There is also a huge air vent in the middle of the facade, and pressure and insect screens are used to keep insects out. The greenhouse also has a dry climate, which improves the hygiene in the greenhouse.

The first plants are there with the lights on

All in all a clean, more environmentally friendly, high quality product is produced. FresQ Red Star buyers are already lining up to be allowed to sell the Red Star tomatoes grown in this exceptional greenhouse.

Here you can see the 122 meter tubes

The Kaaij Group proudly states this a new era has begun with this technology. This project was made possible by the subsidy Market introduction
energy-innovations(MEI) from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, in the context of the program Greenhouse as an energy source: on our way to a climate neutral horticulture in Holland.

The ventilation in the Ultra Climate facade which can open completely

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The semi pipes are fixed at the back

The greenhouse is completely white, with small mats of 45 cm between which mats for between plants can be placed

Insect screen on the outside of the facade to stop insects 

The mats in the back have a rear gutter where the drain water ends up

Drain reception per tap to know that every tap is receiving the same amount of water and has the right drain.

Assembling the tubes

The path numbers are also on them. You can adjust the amount of air at the path.

He loves this new greenhouse

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