The largest Lipetsk greenhouses company Dolina Ovoschey announced plans for construction new greenhouses where the plants are grown on basalt substrate. The total area of the new complex in the Krasninskiy region is 20 hectares and the amount of investments is 6 billion rubles.
The company grows vegetables in the fifth generation greenhouses complex Ultra Clima, where the soil is completely replaced by agronomic basalt fiber mineral wool. The plants are supplied with water and nutrients through irrigation tubes connected to each plant. Due to new technologies, agrarians can avoid using pesticides at the process of vegetables and herbs growing.
Last winter Dolina Ovoschey announced that greenhouse complex Elets Vegetables located in the Elets district of the Lipetsk region would launch its first phase. The project was estimated at almost 2 billion rubles. The second phase should be commissioned at the end of this year, and the next year will see the launch of the third phase of greenhouses. By 2020 company specialists will have put into operation 120 hectares of the fifth generation greenhouse complexes, and not only in the Lipetsk region, informs the spokesperson from Dolina Ovoschey.
Basalt wool artificial soil is getting more popular. In the early 2017 market leader TechnoNICOL announced ramping up the output of this type of products both for domestic consumers and for the export.
Basalt substrate is used not only in greenhouse complexes. For example, UK-based Biotecture produces hydroponic modular living wall systems for indoor and outdoor gardening. The company’s products are in demand in Europe, America and the Middle East.