In June, Beekenkamp will introduce a new substrate trough for the cultivation of strawberries under the name Fragola. This special tray was developed in collaboration with Southern European growers. Beekenkamp will also introduce a sustainable crop solution for the growers of strawberry plants, namely a 10 cell tray.
With this tray, growers save over 10% in production space because of the unique distribution of the 10 cells, which are arranged cleverly in the same space as the 9 cells of its predecessor. This does not just result in 10% more production as compared to 9 cell trays but also guarantees the development of absolutely uniform plants when starting production and meets a demand made by an increasing number of growers. Thanks to their sloping sides, the trays are easy to arrange in the cultivation area because they slot together like a giant ‘jigsaw puzzle’. The extra production per square metre results in great savings on fertilizer and crop protection per m2, which means that this method qualifies as a sustainable crop solution. The trays are made of PP material and suitable for steaming, so you can start 100% clean every year.
This new substrate trough was developed in collaboration with growers in Southern Europe. The new Fragola trough is intended for strawberry cultures that require extra substrate volume in addition to more height and therefore better moisture control. The trough can be used in various systems, such as table top growing and on gutters but are also very suitable for low raised beds because of their truss support option. These substrate troughs are also made of PP material and can be steamed.