A greenhouse in Almeria achieves record size
Added on 02 August 2023
Novagric, a leader in advanced agricultural solutions, has carried out an innovative protected agriculture project in Almeria in close collaboration with Romenatur, marking a milestone in the industry in the region.
The main goal is to improve both the production and quality of Palermo peppers and cucumbers in a controlled environment to achieve higher yields throughout the year.
‘At the moment, there are no specific varieties of Palermo specific for summer, so with this high-tech structure we can grow it. We are looking for stability in winter, seeking light and controlling all the environmental variants", says Juan Miguel Romera, director and grower at Romenatur.
The project is being carried out on a farm near Almerimar where greenhouses have been constructed in two modules: one of 17,000 square meters and the other of 13 hectares.
During the development of this project, Novagric has faced several challenges, such as the installation of an unusual infrastructure in the area, the adaptation to the terrain, and the climatic conditions of strong winds in Almeria.
‘People are amazed. We're talking about the first project being carried out in Almeria with these dimensions,’ says one of the people in charge of the project assembly, surprised.
For this, we have designed a reinforced greenhouse with a height above the known to accommodate a greater volume of air, and we have installed technologies for precise control of parameters such as radiation, temperature, humidity and luminosity inside the greenhouse with vertical flow fans and screens, as well as fertigation and hydroponic irrigation systems that contribute to a 30% increase in productivity, says Juan Pardo, Novagric's technical manager in this project.
Photo: Juan Miguel Romera, Romenatur’s director (grower company). Provided by Novagric