ViVi is proud to introduce new market opportunities. This year ViVi has successfully completed the delivery of two turn-key plant factories to AgriGarden in Kaiyang and Dongying, China. This plant factory was completed with a multi layer climate chamber equipped with LED lighting, automatic media preparators with a specialized ViVi media filling line, and state-of-the-art tissue culture labs.
AgriGarden is born in the heart of CAAS (China Agriculture Academy of Science) and is now market leader of plant factories in China. The company has a long history of working with Dutch companies and the cooperation with ViVi started three years ago.
Shandong D&F Agriculture was ViVi’s very first project back in 2014. After several successful years the company has decided to expand their tissue culture lab to fulfil the large market demand. ViVi is very excited about translating their practices into market success.
Following the expansion, D&F remains as one of China’s largest producers of fruit trees. The company is renowned for their top quality seedlings in China, setting a high standard in the young plants market. After the expansion D&F will be capable of producing 50 million plants per year from tissue culture.
ViVi the Method
With the revolutionary ViVi method, the future of growing crops is here! In essence, ViVi offers a highly innovative method that can be used to grow crops in a highly reliable, sustainable and efficient manner. This process is fully automated and can be executed by anyone, anywhere.
Using the ViVi method, a uniform product can be cultivated completely independent of the local climate and without the need for expert knowledge of the breeder. Besides that, using the solutions ViVi offers, the risks associated with growing plants in a conventional greenhouse can be reduced to an absolute minimum.
Key in the the ViVi growing method are the innovative semi-closed packagings in which the crops are grown. The ViViPak packagings are the greenhouses of the future: compact, fully controlled, mini-greenhouses.
In the packagings, the crops are grown in a multi-layer system under LED lights. Preferably, this is done in the ViCabin, which is a highly space-efficient growing chamber that offers the perfect growing conditions for the crops. As mentioned, the
processs is fully automated, thus labor costs can be reduced tremendously.
Due to the fully controlled environment and the sterile conditions, ViVi is one of the cleanest cultivation methods available. The packagings, or mini-greenhouses as we like to call them are, available in two sizes; one to fit a 48- and one to fit a 126 hole tray. These containers have been designed in such a manner that risks of infections or other impeding factors can be reduced to an absolute minimum. Due to the closed environment of the containers, a minimum of water and fertilizer is required and no pest control is needed. There is also no need for additional watering once the packagings have been sealed.
ViVi develops growing methods for tissue culture, breeders and companies that produce fresh produce. In these areas the ViVi system can be used for both R&D applications as well as commercial production systems. ViVi has three divisions, each with their own specialty, namely ViViPak, ViViLab and ViViTec.
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