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Chief cultivation Ton Peters at the entrance of Emsland Gemüse
Chief cultivation Ton Peters at the entrance of Emsland Gemüse
Packing is done under conditioned circumstances “In the Netherlands produce is moved quickly. Here, it sometimes takes a while,” says Peters.
Packing is done under conditioned circumstances “In the Netherlands produce is moved quickly. Here, it sometimes takes a while,” says Peters.
The transport system for the tomatoes was not yet in use. Now the harvest of tomatoes is in full swing.
The transport system for the tomatoes was not yet in use. Now the harvest of tomatoes is in full swing.
Thanks to a buffer system, the first product is always the first to be shipped out
Thanks to a buffer system, the first product is always the first to be shipped out
Packaging area. All the produce is packed on site
Packaging area. All the produce is packed on site
Packaging systems are built with possible expansion in mind
Packaging systems are built with possible expansion in mind
Cucumbers for the regional market
Cucumbers for the regional market
sorting and packing
sorting and packing
"The sticker with "Unsere Norden" is hand-glued onto the cucumbers: they are too small for the machine to handle"
"The sticker with "Unsere Norden" is hand-glued onto the cucumbers: they are too small for the machine to handle"
The snack cucumber Mewa is grown on the recently expanded 8-ha acreage.
The snack cucumber Mewa is grown on the recently expanded 8-ha acreage.
The greenhouse is equipped with a dual-screen installation by Leen Huisman. The second screen is required for the production of bedding plants. In summer, only one screen is used. At the top of the greenhouse is the transport system for the production of bedding plants.
The greenhouse is equipped with a dual-screen installation by Leen Huisman. The second screen is required for the production of bedding plants. In summer, only one screen is used. At the top of the greenhouse is the transport system for the production of bedding plants.
Three hectares of tomato and the total acreage of snack cucumbers is grown on Growbags by Kleeschulte. The rest grows on organic material. Emsland Gemüse avoids growing on rockwool.
Three hectares of tomato and the total acreage of snack cucumbers is grown on Growbags by Kleeschulte. The rest grows on organic material. Emsland Gemüse avoids growing on rockwool.
Leadership of the greenhouse is in the hands of a Dutch-German team, the seasonal workers mostly come from Poland and Ukraine.
Leadership of the greenhouse is in the hands of a Dutch-German team, the seasonal workers mostly come from Poland and Ukraine.
The irrigation booms for bedding plant production are now suspended above the path.
The irrigation booms for bedding plant production are now suspended above the path.
cap for water and cap for crop protection.
cap for water and cap for crop protection.
Booms over the cucumber plants? Better not.
Booms over the cucumber plants? Better not.
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With the hooks, the entire system can be lifted in one hour.
With the hooks, the entire system can be lifted in one hour.
Some six hectares is home Lyterno vine tomato.
Some six hectares is home Lyterno vine tomato.
The crop is partly grown on substrates by Knauf Perlite / Kleeschulte. Another part is on coir fiber by Dutch Plantin.
The crop is partly grown on substrates by Knauf Perlite / Kleeschulte. Another part is on coir fiber by Dutch Plantin.
"At Emsland Gemuse, a cart was developed in which removed leaf can be placed. "The land here is very flat and prone to standing water," says Peters. "By not throwing leaves on the ground we prevent mold."
"At Emsland Gemuse, a cart was developed in which removed leaf can be placed. "The land here is very flat and prone to standing water," says Peters. "By not throwing leaves on the ground we prevent mold."
3 hectares with tomatoes are on Knauf Perlite / Kleeschulte growbags.
3 hectares with tomatoes are on Knauf Perlite / Kleeschulte growbags.
At Emsland Gemuse, harvesting is done when fruits have fully ripened. The produce is intended for the regional market and quality must live up to expectation.
At Emsland Gemuse, harvesting is done when fruits have fully ripened. The produce is intended for the regional market and quality must live up to expectation.
Peters is pleased with the airy texture and good rooting of Kleeschulte grow bags.
Peters is pleased with the airy texture and good rooting of Kleeschulte grow bags.
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Storage for bedding plant production. With the cultivation shift in November, the plants are easily moved to the greenhouse.
Storage for bedding plant production. With the cultivation shift in November, the plants are easily moved to the greenhouse.
With the cocktail tomatoes was chosen for Delioso
With the cocktail tomatoes was chosen for Delioso
The system and hooks are still visible between the cocktail tomatoes. A density of 4.6 bunch p / m is observed.
The system and hooks are still visible between the cocktail tomatoes. A density of 4.6 bunch p / m is observed.
The cocktail tomatoes are destined for the regional market as well.
The cocktail tomatoes are destined for the regional market as well.
During the cultivation of bedding plants, only two of the three paths are used. With vegetables, all three paths are needed.
During the cultivation of bedding plants, only two of the three paths are used. With vegetables, all three paths are needed.
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The tomatoes are on grow bags of Kleeschulte and Dutch Plantin, but other substrates are being tested.
The tomatoes are on grow bags of Kleeschulte and Dutch Plantin, but other substrates are being tested.
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Both the packaging of retailer Rewe and the Emsland Gemuse packaging, provides information on the origin of the tomatoes. Important in the cultivation for regional markets that harvesting is done when fruits are fully ripe.
Both the packaging of retailer Rewe and the Emsland Gemuse packaging, provides information on the origin of the tomatoes. Important in the cultivation for regional markets that harvesting is done when fruits are fully ripe.
Information on the products.
Information on the products.
The greenhouse employs 12 people per 1.5 hectares
The greenhouse employs 12 people per 1.5 hectares
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Cucumber production between the tomato plants
Cucumber production between the tomato plants
In cucumber cultivation, clipping is preferred to keep the job simple
In cucumber cultivation, clipping is preferred to keep the job simple
By manipulating sizes, Emsland Gemuse is trying to meet market preferences.
By manipulating sizes, Emsland Gemuse is trying to meet market preferences.
"If our way of clipping costs more? Maybe, but we save on clips and labor during the harvest,” says Peters."
"If our way of clipping costs more? Maybe, but we save on clips and labor during the harvest,” says Peters."
The path length in the vegetable cultivation is 110 meters.
The path length in the vegetable cultivation is 110 meters.
Emsland Gemuse uses organic crop protection where possible
Emsland Gemuse uses organic crop protection where possible
The back of the greenhouse is overlooking the other Emsflower greenhouses. There is room for 18 hectares of expansion.
The back of the greenhouse is overlooking the other Emsflower greenhouses. There is room for 18 hectares of expansion.
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With the transport system, cucumbers automatically move to the packaging area without disturbing the tomatoes.
With the transport system, cucumbers automatically move to the packaging area without disturbing the tomatoes.
In winter, the place is full of bedding plants.
In winter, the place is full of bedding plants.

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