Most of the strawberries are still grown in the open field. A small part has been switched to the cultivation on shelving.
The main reason to switch is that the cultivation on shelving responds to the demand for better quality and more consistent supply. This allows to negotiate a better price. Moreover, the working conditions improve greatly.The aim of this project is:
1. The creation of a robust, sustainable and profitable system for the cultivation of strawberries on shelving and the cultivation of tray plants.
2. The development of a sustainable system for the cultivation on water fit for application in practice.