Project Agro-Progress Portugal

Project Agro-Progress Portugal

Promoted by the International World Project Inc, based in Lisbon, it aims to create a highly
technological Agro-Industrial pole aimed at the production, processing, packaging and trade of agricultural products.

Which agricultural products, in particular, will be grown?

  • Saffron
  • Medicinal and medical herbs
  • Herbs
  • Champignon mushrooms
  • Mushrooms Pleurotus Ostreatus
  • Honey Mushrooms - Armilaria

What type of plant are we talking about?

  • It is an "Aeroponic" cultivation plant
  • This plant covers an area of ​​approximately 25,000 square meters
  • The complex is divided into 4 distinct and synergistic units:
  • 1) Productive unit
  • 2) Composting unit
  • 3) Packaging and storage unit
  • 4) Technological unit

But what is Aeroponics?

Aeroponics is an indoor cultivation system, in a greenhouse or inside a grow box, where the plants are grown without the use of soil, thanks to special systems characterized by a supporting structure, net pots in which they are fix the plants, nutrient solutions based on water and mineral fertilizers and air pumps. These serve to nebulize the liquid solution, which - thanks to the action of the air - will be able to reach the roots of the plants and nourish them in depth. Thanks to the aeroponics technique, it is possible to obtain ideal development conditions for plants. On the one hand, the closed and isolated environment compared to the outside will make the cultivated plants much less subject to aggression by fungi and diseases, on the other hand, the roots will have a high level of oxygenation and will thus be able to grow quickly with a large quantity minimum of water and mineral salts. Unlike what happens in hydroponic cultivation, the plant is not irrigated - in the traditional sense of the term - with nutrients, but suspended in a mesh pot from which the roots will come out, which will be periodically sprayed with nutrients. This system allows to consume even less water than that which is generally used in a hydroponic cultivation system, because it is recovered and put back into the circuit thanks to a recovery system. Aeroponics is particularly suitable for all those crops that can develop vertically - thus avoiding contributing to the exploitation of the soil - and less so for crops that need large spaces, such as wheat and corn.
Aeroponic cultivation examples:
Example-of-Aeroponic-cultivation 3

Why choose Aeroponic cultivation?

In an aeroponic system the plants grow out of the ground, are continuously irrigated with the nebulization system, thanks to an immersion pump, in a completely controlled environment in which the presence and spread of parasites and diseases, typical of the cultivation on the ground. .

Thanks to the constant and precise monitoring (with special instruments) of the fundamental environmental parameters (lighting, nourishment, temperature, humidity, pH and conductivity) it is possible to have much better results than normal crops in the soil. All without having to use - as occurs in traditional crops - insecticides and pesticides potentially harmful to human and plant health (and with the related consequences on the environment). We also remind you that the indoor cultivation technique that uses the aeroponics method allows to obtain extraordinary results in terms of speed and quantity, but also in quality.

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