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The hydroponic strawberry - FraoulaBest© - solution designed by the DKG Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the IRTC (International Research and… Read More
The hydroponic strawberry - FraoulaBest© - solution designed by the DKG Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the IRTC (International Research and Training Centre for Sustainability) under the philosophy of Total Greenhouse Management, and the initial experience of growing hydroponic lettuce (MarouliBest© solution). In recent years, the evolution of the system occurs mainly in Cyprus, since it was aspired to solve the hydroponic strawberry cultivation in countries with the same latitude (about 35ο) in the north (California, Spain, Italy, Korea, Japan) and south (Chile, Australia, New Zealand) hemisphere of the earth where the crop is cultivated. Read Less
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The Challenge: "How to Integrate many small improvements on an ordinary crop such as strawberry, into a Unique Crop & Business Model?

Step 1: Change the Facts. Go not for higher production but FOCUS to higher A quality production fruits (A quality of strawberry gains 3/4 times higher prices in the market!!!)

Step 2: Design the optimal greenhouse for a 9 months crop season

Step 3: Take the crop level from the soil to the man/woman's level of work

Step 4: Invest in 2 layers crop

Step 5: Invest in high quality young plants

Step 6: Go on hydroponics and create blueprints

Step 7: Certify the whole process

Step 8: Communicate the solution in different way to each target group (Grower, retailer, consumer)




Project Leaders: Evagelos Drimtzias & Christos D. Katsanos

Acknowledgements to
Harry and Stavros Zannetos / Spyros Stavrinidis Chemicals Ltd (Cyprus)

Makis Adamou, Adamos Adamou, Adamos Kasapis, Panikos Papaioannou, Kostas Giannoukos, Panikos Giannoukos, Tasos Vardakis (Cyprus)