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Pure Harvest: ready for production

Pure Harvest: ready for production



Pure Harvest launches high-tech greenhouse

October 2018

Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a transformational, tech-enabled arid climate agribusiness based in Abu Dhabi, has announced the successful commissioning of its inaugural high-tech greenhouse.

Immediately following commissioning, the company also planted its first-ever crop, said a statement from Pure Harvest. Pure Harvest aims to be part of the solution to the region’s growing food security, water conservation, and sustainability challenges, it said. Pure Harvest’s proprietary solution has positioned the company as a pioneer of high-yielding, year-round production of fresh fruits and vegetables. The company’s growing system was specifically tailored for the challenging climates of the Gulf region. 

The inaugural greenhouse was developed in partnership with Certhon Greenhouse Solutions, a leading Dutch designer and builder of modern greenhouses. Indoor temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide levels are carefully balanced and automated using a climate management computer system developed by Priva, a leader in horticulture and building automation.

Pure Harvest co-founder and chief executive officer Sky Kurtz said: “The early results are very promising. We’re just a little over a month into production and to-date we’ve been able to create a near-perfect climate for the plants, even when the temperatures outside reached over 46-deg and humidity over 82 per cent! All credit to our Head Grower Jan Prins and his team. This is a critical milestone: we needed to operate in August so that we could prove our concept during the most extreme summer period.”

Majed Halawi, chief of staff, Pure Harvest, said: “I’m thrilled that we are beginning to realise our shared mission to produce sustainably-grown fresh produce – right here in the UAE.”

 




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