Wim van der Meyden and Raymond van den Berg, ISO Group

“New Bulb Planting Systems sold out in NL, already interest from other countries”

Last year, ISO Group released their Bulb Planting System, which is able to plant up to 10,000 tulip bulbs per hour and identify non-healthy bulbs. This year, they will be installing 22 more machines in the Netherlands, meaning they are basically sold out for the 2021/2022 season, and there is already…

TTA

Gartenbau Ludger Honnen

Germany: "TTA MidiCurve tranplanting robot reduces two to three workers"

Gartenbau Ludger Honnen produce around 4.5 million pots on a 34,000 m2 area. They are specialized in blooming indoor plants, balcony plants and bedding plants. This year, TTA provided Gartenbau Ludger Honnen with a MidiCurve tranplanting robot.Thanks to the Midi, they reduce two to three workers, pots…

Royal Brinkman introduces new model DryGair DGX dehumidifier

Small indoor dehumidifyer to improve greenhouse climate

Royal Brinkman introduces the DryGair DGX, the newest model in the DryGair range of dehumidifiers. This smaller model is especially designed for indoor crops, small greenhouse areas like seed companies, vertical farming and drying cells. With the introduction of the DGX, DryGair provides a controllable…

'Where’s everyone gone? Don’t leave it too late to automate'

Unlike many of our European counterparts, the UK has been slow to automate. But a perfect storm of Brexit and Covid-19 is set to fast-track our robotics revolution. Here, David Jahn, Director of Brillopak, explains how 2021 is poised to become the year that robotic arms finally replace human hands at…

How dehumidifiers improve greenhouse flower growing

Growing flowers isn’t an easy task, even in a controlled environment like a greenhouse. High-quality potted or cut flowers can be worth a lot. But to get the top value, they need to be perfect, in the right size and shape, with vivid colors, and without blemishes or deformities. That means climate…

Dutch Lisianthus grower talks about Huwa-San TR-50 dinsinfection

“The entire water supply system is still sparkling clean”

“Good water quality is essential in Lisianthus' cultivation process. We grow these flowers in full soil in greenhouses. They're sensitive to fungi like Fusarium. Germs can easily spread through the water to the entire nursery. That's why we wanted the new nursery's new, clean water system to stay clean,"…

New technology for proven whitefly & thrips control

The control of pests using BioControl Agents is good news for the environment due to the consequential reduction in the number of conventional pesticide sprays required and is practiced throughout the world with extremely successful results. Changes in pest pressure require adaptations of beneficials too…

Automation brings efficiency at Xianfeng family farm

Xianfeng Family Farm was established in 2003 and now has nearly 20 years of experience in cultivating plants. In recent years, the production scale of Xianfeng Family Farm has expanded, and thus the level of automation has improved more and more. In order to work even more efficiently and to advance…

Mayer Irrigation Tunnel WT 8000

New irrigation tunnel: "Further step towards full automation"

With the newly developed Mayer Irrigation Tunnel WT 8000, Mayer is taking a further step towards full automation of the entire planting process. During transport from the potting machine to further internal logistics, the freshly planted round or square pots are watered with pinpoint accuracy on the…

Orlandelli / C-LED

LED integrated DC trolleys allow for crops to bloom in-store

“Our research and collaboration with C-LED has allowed us to share difficulties, collaborate on solutions and develop a good product,” says Marco Orlandelli, CEO of Orlandelli Organization. Orlandelli Organization offers a wide range of horticultural equipment including carts, displays, ebb & flow…

NASA spinoff BIOS launches next-generation grow lights

NASA spinoff BIOS announced its next generation of DLC-certified LED Grow Lights. Like any of the BIOS fixtures, Icarus is created with the grower in mind. "With higher efficacy, great uniformity and long-term performance, BIOS Icarus fixtures provide everything a grower needs to ensure successful…

Ocean Network Express expands its refrigerated container fleet

Ocean Network Express (ONE) continues to expand its currentrefrigerated container (reefer) fleet by adding another 27,500 new units (including 850 units equipped with advanced Controlled Atmosphere (CA) technology) to meet the growing demand forrefrigerated cargo around the world. This new investment…

Firefly: A bug early warning system/precision crop health monitor

Automated detection of harmful insects while monitoring overall plant health

In large-scale CEA facilities, it is very difficult to manually inspect plants for pests and disease. If a breakout occurs - it tends to spread quickly with severe losses! Efficiency comes with scale, but the danger of catastrophic loss increases with scale - more crop at risk in a large facility demands…

NextLight

NextLight launches new generation of LED grow light technology

NextLight unveils their next generation of LED Grow Light Technology with the NextLight Mega Pro. "The Original 1000W DE HPS Replacement is more efficient and enhanced with DLC Hort Listing, IP65 Wet Rating and industry-leading, “Down to the Diode” Warranty," NextLight team explains. "The NextLight Mega…

UV trap prevents pest insects from eating crops

Anyone who googles for a moment on the topic of catching insects with UV light will quickly find the well-known blue insect killers as found in snack bars or butchers. This is also the case with Ardisia grower Dick van den Bos. About four years ago he suddenly suffered the presence of the carnation moth.…

Quality Plants Europe will now have a sparkling clean workplace in no time

Steenks Service recently delivered the Stefix 95 floor sweeper to Quality Plants Europe (QPE), a growers organization that arranges the marketing, purchase, and sale of potted and garden plants, and adds value in its own distribution center located in Bergschenhoek (The Netherlands). The logistics space…

US: Business blooms for California nurseries

Starting in 2020, physical distancing, quarantine, and social isolation have kept many at home. For some searching for ways to occupy their time, indoor gardening has helped…


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