“Large scale” Plantation model

The background of the model comes from the berry industry.

  • Farm location, logistic access to highway, port or railway
  • Space between rows, minimum 3,5 meters
  • Space between plants 1 – 1,5 m (hedge model)
  • Soil between rows steady, clean and well maintained
  • Min. 20 m fire gates every 500 m (clear land, no grass)
  • 10 m width service roads every 250 m
  • Highly mechanized (harvesting, pruning, fertilizing etc.)
  • Continuous pruning, mechanized

This model has not been tested with the older bushes (4 years ->); the density of the plants needed may still change if new studies prove that one meter density is too tight.