Russia: Greenery and potted flowers will be grown by robots in Moscovsky greenhouse

Robots in the new universal greenhouse by Moskovsky Agricultural Holding with an acreage of 1.8 ha will allow for the year round production of lettuce, tulips and potted flowers. With that, they are planning to grow 3.5 million pieces of flowers by the start of International Women’s Day.

“Robotics is capable of transporting huge tables with lettuce, clever machinery is monitoring the microclimate and watering of 1.5 million plants at a time”, shared the Production Director of the agricultural complex Moscovsky, Mr. Anatoliy Makaruk.

The new greenhouse is characteristic of energy efficiency, minimized manual labor (there are only four growers employed in the greenhouse) and high productivity throughout the whole year.

The Chairman of the board of directors of the agricultural holding, Mr. Yevgeniy Sidorov expressed his gratitude for the financial support provided by the city. He also told about the unique produce of the enterprise.

“In November we are opening a microgreens farm as well as developing the direction of edible flowers”, added Mr. Sidorov.


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