Chinese horticulture investors interested in german technology and research projects
Peifu Jiang und Xiadong Gou, who plan to build an approx. 30 ha greenhouse facility for tomatoes and cucumbers in the North of Beijing, came first in contact with the German manufacturers over the company Biopute Co. – a Chinese partner of STEP Systems, during the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai. Harald Braungardt, CEO of STEP Systems and an executive committee member of INDEGA, organized a special visitor program for the small Chinese delegation, in order to make clear once again that the horticultural research in Germany is making a very good job, especially with regard to the efficient energy use.
Very impressive for Chinese eyes were the highly advanced automation at Scherzer, both in production and in the packaging and labeling. The production manager Julia Neber introduced the company to the guests in a very competent way.
For the second day in Bavaria, the program included a visit to Rudolf Rinder at the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture at the Institute of Agronomy. The Chinese guests were very impressed by the competent advice, especially about lighting.
The tour ended with the visit of the ZINEG-house at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Prof. Dr. Uwe Schmidt informed very extensively about the alternative energy supply of the greenhouse and the reference house. Showing the other experimental greenhouses, he reported on interesting results of the practical tests, which the Chinese guests appreciated with much attention.
Vor dem Gewächshaus der LfL Bayern mit Rudolf Rinder (4.v.re) und Maximilian Neumaier (3.v.re)
Im neuen Tomaten-Produktionsgewächshaus der Fa. Scherzer: Harald Braungardt im Gespräch mit Betriebsleiterin Julia Neber
ZINEG-Haus in Berlin mit Prof. Dr. Schmidt (3.v.li) und Prof. Dr. Diezemann (2.v.re.)