On 30th of September the participants of 75 Annual Mushroom Conference in Germany, Heilbronn, organised by BDC – will visit a unique farm of Pilzland GmbH in Schwaigern, built by Limbraco International BV in collaboration with GTL Europe.
UMDIS agency asked Frank Lemmen from Limbracco to describe the farm. By the way in the beginning of September this Dutch company had celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Company owner: Pilzland GmbH
Below is information from the supplier and photos.
Location: Schwaigern, Germany
Phase I is built in: 2022
Phase II comes up: 2024
Phase III comes up: unknown Main contractor: Limbraco International BV in collaboration with GTL
Europe Growing system: Pull-through system
Number of rooms: 4 growing rooms and 4 harvesting rooms
Surface per room: 1,100M2
Currently total growing surface: 4,400M2
Currently total harvesting surface: 4,400M2
Schedule: 4 weeks schedule
Flushes per cycle: 2
Harvesting system: Tiltable shelving combined with harvesting lorries and belts
Yield per room: approx. 30 ton in 2 flushes
Current production: 50 ton per week
Final production (3 Phases): 150 ton per week
Limbraco International BV was once again asked by Pilzland to act as main contractor for this project. Limbraco has been developed and built projects and systems for Pilzland since 2010, which indicates a great deal of mutual trust. Limbraco developed and built various mushroom farms with various growing and harvesting systems. From their single-layer and double-layer systems to a multiple layers system at this latest project. But since the first order that Limbraco received from Pilzland, we have continued to stick to one thing and that is the now well-known pull-through system with separate growing and harvesting rooms. Limbraco has now further developed the pull-through system so that it also can be used in a 3 flushes schedule. The mushroom farm in Schwaigern does 2 flushes in a 4 week schedule. For harvesting they invested in a reliable tiltable shelving system with harvesting belts for mushroom discharging from GTL Europe. The mushrooms are discharged to a climate-controlled corridor on the first floor where the Limbraco packing stations are located. Here the stems will be cut automatically to the correct length and the punnets will be filled automatically to the correct weight before discharging to the climate-controlled packaging which is equipped with fast coolers to guarantee the quality of the mushrooms. Next years the farm will be expanded with building phases 2 and 3. The mushroom farm is located next to a biogas factory. This was one of the requirements for the location of this farm. Next step is to install solar panels on the roof. All this to ensure an optimal climate for optimal cultivation in an environmentally friendly way.
UMDIS Mushroom Information Agency remembers you that 75 Annual Mushroom Conference in Germany, Heilbronn takes part on 28-30 of September. [email protected] – in case you have some questions and we can help you with them.