Delphy invests in its own research locations in various sectors, including soft fruit. In Horst, the Netherlands, Delphy is building a high-tech research location for all soft fruit crops. A high-tech greenhouse of 3,000m2, 1,000m2 tray field, 1,000m2 table tops and 1,000m2 rain covers is planned to be built. The greenhouse consists various research departments.
The new research location will function for the development of knowledge and innovations in soft fruits, with plans for it to be the exchange and meeting location of the sector. To work towards that, knowledge development and dissemination, on an international scale, will be brought together in one location in a unique way. Unique because of the cooperation with partners, the events and other initiatives where research results are explained and shared.
At the beginning of November, Traycon started with the levelling of the terrain and the construction of the basin. Meanwhile, the foundation of the greenhouse has been created and Maurice Kassenbouw will have erected the steel construction by the end of this year. From 2021 Cogas Zuid and Meteor Systems will start working on the installation and cultivation support facilities. From mid-March 2021, the first plants will be planted outdoor. From May 2021 the greenhouse will be ready for use and the location will be fully operational by mid-2021.