US (OH): Automatic sticking machine in action at flower grower

There's no doubt that it's winter outside in central Ohio. But inside the greenhouses at Timbuk farms, they are already getting ready for spring.

Timbuk Farms is known for Christmas trees, but it manages to stay busy year-round. Right now, they are one of only two places in Ohio that recruits the seasonal help of an automatic sticking machine.

Jim Gibson, Owner Timbuk Farms showed off the machine and said, "There's two cameras here that are taking a picture. And every time it sees a stem that it could pick up, it picks up the cutting and then places it on the exact spot on the tray."

With the help of this machine, flowers like petunias move along more than twice as fast as they would by hand.

 

Read more at NBC4 (Elizabeth McGiffin)


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