Greenhouse Facilities BleiswijkGreenhouse Facilities Bleiswijk

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J.C. Bakker
Violierenweg 1, Bleiswijk

A modern and flexible greenhouse research facility with 90 independently computer controlled compartments (sizes: 12 , 24 , 96, 144 and 500m2 ) in terms of water management and greenhouse climate (temperature, humidity, CO2, artificial light). The facility enables research into different aspects of crop growth, crop modelling, crop protection and resilience, nutrient management, climate research, renewable energy applications and greenhouse construction. A wide range of equipment for data collection and process control is available: photosynthesis measurement systems, porometers, IR camera’s, plant temperature sensors, vision systems, artificial light systems including LED’s, controlled environment chambers, nutrient supply computer.

A modern and flexible greenhouse research facility of 8000m2 with 90 independently computer controlled compartments (sizes: 12 , 24 , 96, 144 and 500m2 ) in terms of water management and greenhouse climate (temperature, humidity, CO2, artificial light) and four Innovation and Demonstration Centers on Energy, Water, Light and Taste. The facility enables research into different aspects of crop growth, production and quality, such as crop modelling, crop protection and resilience, nutrient management, climate research, renewable energy applications and greenhouse construction. The infrastructure is accessible for Dutch and other European knowledge institutes, to collect large or complex data sets (“Big Data”) on crop growth, energy and other resources.
Apart from the 90 greenhouse compartments with a sensor network the current infrastructure has a wide range of equipment for data collection and process control: IR camera’s, vision systems, heat and cold water storages, artificial light systems including LED’s, controlled environment chambers, nutrient supply computer and liquid fertilizer system integrated in a recirculating system with UV sterilization.
The facility enables research on (greenhouse) crops from different disciplines: physiology, crop health, production, quality, nutrition, energy use, photosynthesis, growth modelling and validation, control technology, vision and robotics, sensor development and application.
New types of research are possible towards a model based dynamic and flexible production chain that makes optimal use of real time data on actual crop growth. Examples are further resource efficiency (energy, water and nutrients) and reduced chemical crop protection, all important targets of the EU environmental policy. Global demand for horticultural (vegetable) products is increasing and the challenge for the future lies in improving production efficiency and increasing the nutrition security.

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Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen
Agri & Food
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Health and Food
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