Leaf Carriers for the production of microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses
- The Leaf Carrier distinguishes itself by a minimum layer thickness (9 mm) and maximum load-bearing capacity of the plant trays. Because the LEDs are integrated in the trays on which the seeds can develop, a maximum cultivation surface is created per m² of growing cell.
- The 7-layer, 2.17-metre high Leaf Carrier provides 6.6 m² of growing surface. A commonly used seed tray has a size of 40 x 60 cm. Exactly 4 of these trays fit on one layer of the Leaf Carrier. That makes 28 trays on the 7-layer Leaf Carrier. On one cultivation trolley several tens of thousands of micro-vegetables, sprouts and cresses can be grown without any problems.
- Because the trays of the 7-layer Leaf Carrier have a European size of 1.60 by 0.60 metres, the most common watering systems can easily be integrated into the cultivation trolleys.
Microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses are extremely nutritious and perfectly suited to being used as an appetiser, main ingredient and garnish for meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. In the best possible climate conditions, only 2-3 weeks are required to produce such products as alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts, sunflower shoots, broccoli sprouts, asparagus pea shoots, mustard mix sprouts, beetroot sprouts, rocket and watercress. The 10-layer and 7-layer waterproof Leaf Carrier cultivation trolleys from Bever Innovations are perfect for this purpose.
The key benefits for the production of microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses:
Microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses are relatively easy to grow. And so there are plenty of growers competing to supply these to local restaurants, lunchrooms and supermarkets. To stand out, you will need to be able to not only consistently supply your cultivation products on time but also ensure that all the products you supply are of uniform quality and dimensions.
In order to optimally encourage development from seeds to microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses and maximise margins, an increasing number of growers are choosing to use the Leaf Carrier cultivation trolleys from Bever Innovations. And rightly so!
Maximum cultivation surface per m² floor space
The Leaf Carriers distinguish themselves by way of a minimum thickness (9 mm) and maximum load-bearing capacity in terms of plant trays. The fact that the LEDs have been integrated into the trays on which the seeds are developing means that cultivation surface per square metre of cultivation chamber is maximised. While the 7-layer, 2.17-metre-tall Leaf Carrier provides 6.6 m² of cultivation surface, the 10-layer, 2-metre-tall Leaf Carrier provides at least 9.4 m2 of cultivation surface on just 1 m² of floor space! Seed trays commonly measure 40 x 60 cm. Four of these trays will fit exactly on one layer of the Leaf Carrier, for a total of 28 trays on the 7-layer Leaf Carrier and a total of 40 trays on the 10-layer Leaf Carrier. Consequently, you will have no problems growing up to several tens of thousands of microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses on a single cultivation trolley.
An optional, stainless steel plate can also be fitted on the 10-layer Leaf Carrier. This can support more weight. Consider in this regard such additions as an ebb and flow system to provide all the seeds with sufficient water on demand. The fact that the trays for the 10-layer and 7-layer Leaf Carriers match the European standard dimensions of 1.60 m x 0.60 m means that integrating the most commonly used watering systems into the cultivation trolleys is straightforward.
Precisely the right spectrum of colour
The unique, energy-efficient LED lighting in the Leaf Carriers combines the red and blue light essential for microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses. Due to the fact that the light is being mixed at source, each seed on the plant tray is given exactly the right colour spectrum. In combination with optimum heat distribution, the Leaf Carriers ensure that your microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses emerge and grow uniformly, both in the middle and at the edge of each tray. As no distance needs to be factored in for light mixing, all the cultivation products can be positioned very close to the LEDs, without the risk of burning them.
Emerging uniformly, growing stably
Correct placement of the LEDs and a clever structure to the translucent trays ensure uniform lighting. Both in the middle and at the edge of the trays, meaning you can rest assured that your microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses will emerge uniformly and their growth will be stable. The high degree of light uniformity means that the distance between the cultivation products and the plate above can be considerably smaller than is the case with traditional systems.
No risk of heating up/drying out
The LED lighting in the Leaf Carriers scarcely generates any heat. And placing the cultivation products on an advanced plastic tray prevents heat generation among the seeds as well as evaporation (water loss). Meaning that there is no possibility of the seeds being heated up and/or drying out with the Leaf Carriers.
Distinguishing features of the Leaf Carriers:
Mobile cultivation trolley prevents products from having to be transferred
Moving the waterproof Leaf Carriers from the cultivation area through to the harvesting department and vice versa is straightforward. Thus saving valuable (transfer) time.
No major upfront investment
What’s more, the mobile, flexible, plug-and-play Leaf Carriers mean that no major upfront investment will be required. All you need is a room with power supply! Why not just start with a single 10-layer or 7-layer Leaf Carrier and add cultivation trolleys as your business grows?
Waterproof, robust and hygienic
The waterproof Leaf Carrier distinguishes itself by means of its minimalistic, functional, robust and hygienic design. The cultivation trolley satisfies the standard for protection class IP65 and is extremely waterproof and dustproof. All cables, power supply units and intelligence have been incorporated into the frame of the cultivation trolley, thereby minimising the trolley’s susceptibility to damage and preventing such things as dirt, dust and mud from accumulating anywhere. Both the trays and the frame are extremely easy to clean.
An optimum growth climate at minimal energy consumption
The Leaf Carriers come with Smart Technology from Bever Innovations Horticulture Lighting as standard, enabling users to manage and control plant trays straightforwardly and separately. An app on your smartphone or tablet not only makes it easy to switch the light on the trays on and off but also enables on and off times to be (pre-)programmed and light intensities (μmol) to be adjusted. Both for each individual cultivation trolley and for each individual plant tray and entirely in accordance with the (cycle) needs of your microvegetables, vegetable sprouts and cresses. An optimum growth climate at minimal energy consumption is the sustainable result.
An Internet/Wi-Fi infrastructure is not required to be able to use the Smart Technology locally. Anyone wishing to be able to also manage and control the cultivation trolleys remotely and through the Bever Innovations web portal will find it sufficient to add a special Connected Bridge (gateway) with Internet connection.