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European growers start pilot trial with mealworm culture in greenhouse

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In the spring of 2022, pilot programs have started at five Belgium growers, namely Agrokom, Neegro, Tomco, Husagro and Gemapa. The Inagro’s project on Entomoponics investigates the practical feasibility of mealworm culture under cultivation gutters.

The mealworms were placed between the cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers.

In the autumn of 2021, the free space under the gutter was measured at these five companies and, in consultation with the grower, knocked down to the size of the installation. This was followed by a manufacturing phase in the Inagro blacksmith’s shop in which customized boxes were made from aluminum and hardboard, which makes them sufficiently sturdy and resistant to thorough cleaning. The insects themselves are placed in plastic Euro boxes that can be slid in and out of the boxes.

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