Growing Profits
October 2013

Berries and cherries yield increased over 100% in retractable roof 

Video of Cherry trees in retractable roof greenhouse, Voen rain shelter and open field, June 12, 2013
Dr Greg Lang discussing cherry development and tree training systems in the retractable roof, June 12, 2013
XFrame structure used in the State Trials
 
Cherry yield increased by an average of 153% and fruit is harvested 10-14 days earlier 
  

The results are in from the first year of a trial at Michigan State University where Dr Greg Lang is researching the impact of retractable roof greenhouses and rain shelters on the yield and timing of sweet cherry production.

 

To see the results and learn more about the Retractable Roof Production System ™ (RRPS) for sweet cherries click here.  
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Raspberry production increased over 100% in a retractable roof 

 

To improve the profitability of raspberry production, Cravo began working with Dr Eric Hanson from Michigan State University.  A small trial this year in the retractable X Frame has resulted in at least a 100% increase in yield compared to plants grown outside.  This trial also led to strategies to increase plants per hectare and to make it easier to manage the spotted wing drosophila since the walls on the retractable roof can remain closed help prevent entry.

 

To see the results and learn more about the Retractable Roof Production System ™ (RRPS) for raspberries click here.  

 

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