Pure Harvest: Pioneer in the Gulf region to use SuprimAir technology

Source: Certhon

The first tomatoes of Pure Harvest Smart Farms are in stores. The Certhon SuprimAir greenhouse officially opened in November which makes Pure Harvest the pioneer in the Gulf region to use SuprimAir technology. Owner Sky Kurtz said, "Together we are pioneering controlled-environment agriculture in the region!"

Her Excellency Mariam Al Mehairi, paid a visit to Certhon and the Certhon Innovation Centre and discussed sustainable techniques that Dutch horticulture can offer as a solution to the challenges in the Gulf region. Read more »

In recognition of regional vulnerabilities associated with water scarcity, food import dependence and sustainability, Pure Harvest is committed to resource efficiency and overcoming climate challenges to deliver European standards to customers with always-available, high quality products. With the official opening of the SuprimAir greenhouse and the first successful harvest, a major step towards actual food security has been taken: the step towards the production of fresh and healthy vegetables with sustainable use of water, energy and raw materials in the Gulf region.

Achieved with the Certhon technology, the SuprimAir technology daily proves its value in the dry, warm climate of the United Arab Emirates. By using fully conditioned air and overpressure, there is always a perfect climate to grow healthy vegetables. This is underlined by the high quality and good taste of the already produced tomatoes. It is also a clean product; the use of pesticides during cultivation is not necessary due to the insects being kept out of the greenhouse. With the aid of a hydroponic drip irrigation, with complete reuse of irrigation water, water use is limited to a minimum.