The hydroponic FraoulaBest© solution designed by the DKG Consulting Ltd(member of The DKG Group) in collaboration with the IRTC (International Research and Trainong 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 and Greece, since it was aspired to upgrade 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.
After 20 years experience in hydroponic culture on Grodan substrates, the system led to those of «New Generation». Finally the most solution led to two types of slab types:
Integrated Crop Management is a quality management system in the primary sector that aims to produce safe and healthy agricultural products, without pesticide residues, with rational use of water and fertilizers, with completely controlled and recorded procedures, without disturbing the environment, and in compliance with the legal requirements and standards.
Benefits of Certification
Under the prism that the producer is a BUSINESS MAN and the greenhouse is an ENTERPRISE that subjected to the same rules as other companies, it is understandable that any intervention in the factors of production can yield significant benefits to the enterprise.
Certification is synonymous with Brand. Certification…
Strawberry holds a special place in the field of holticultural products. Maybe due to the intense red color, the particular smell or due to the unique flavor, in any case strawberry causes to the consumer the desire to consume it. From a professional viewpoint it’s a high end product. That is to say an added value product (some times the price per kilogram can be more than EURO 6,0 !), that is acceptable by the consumer.
The future survival of the agricultural enterprices in the primary production passes through the satisfaction of their customers’ needs whether they are the ultimate consumers, or these who are in the various stages of the supply chain. The satisfaction of customer begins firstly by understanding their needs.
The final consumer requires agricultuural products that are safe (no pesticide presence or it is smaller than theMRLs, absence of harmful micro-organisms) and have quality depending on the price (value for money) and to accompanied with a certificate that would ensure the traceability to the grower in case of problem.
The intermediaries in…