Botanica Russia fully operational with Hortilux grow light
Hortilux grow light shines down on a total of 15ha of cucumbers at Botanica Russia.
Botanica is a leading horticultural company growing cucumbers in the Volgograd region in Russia. To be able to guarantee year round high quality production, Botanica has installed a complete grow light solution by Hortilux. The project is executed in two phases. The first phase of 5ha is now running to full satisfaction of the customer. Later on in 2017, another 10ha will be realized.
Botanica has chosen Hortilux’s 1000 Watt HSE NXT II fixtures to grow its cucumber crop. The system has four-step switching, which always provides the perfect light level. “Hortilux offered us a perfect insight into the possibilities for our specific situation”, says Yurij Sudarev, major shareholder of Botanica. “Because Hortilux takes care of the engineering, installation and hardware, all components fit together seamlessly, therefore extending the life span of the installation and ensuring optimal results.
“We have chosen for the HSE NXT II fixture with a deep-radiating reflector to create a high light output and optimal vertical light distribution into the crop. This combination of fixture and reflector is perfect for our crop and helps us to increase our yield per m2. The personal approach together with the specialised knowledge and solutions Hortilux offers convinced us Hortilux is the right partner for us. Thanks to their office in Moscow, Hortilux has local presence in the Russian market and can provide us with the service we demand from our suppliers in the long run. “
After a routine quality control visit, Botanica stated that the level of lighting provided by the fixtures is outstanding and accordingly to the advice given and guaranteed by Hortilux.
LLC “Ovoschevod” started its activities in January 1975. By the end of the 80’s the farm was the second largest fresh vegetable producing farm in RSFSR. In 2004 the ownership was handed over to the ‘Radezh’ group and in 2014 the products of ‘Ovoschevod’ were branded “Botanica”.
Nowadays “Botanica” is counting 25ha of new, ultramodern greenhouses, has a logistic center and its own power generation center. The company has created 400 new jobs and realizes a production of up to 100kg per m2. “Botanica” has a year round cultivation of homeland ecologically-clean vegetables that comply with the highest quality standards. It delivers its produce to the shop shelves of Volgograd and other regions of Russia.