Machines

New in-line fertilizer injection and irrigation unit showcased

GHBD Holland B.V., manufacturer and supplier of water treatment equipment for the horticultural and agricultural industry, introduces the new In-line fertilizer injection and irrigation unit. Jan Wijgerse of GHBD Holland has years of experience in exporting this equipment to many countries and knows the…

Congestions at the UK border

"We want to be home before Christmas"

Due to the contagious coronavirus mutation in the UK, Europe closed its borders with the UK. Other nations also announced or are considering to stop flights to this country, explains UK flower importer Simon Russel of Sunflora. 90 percent of their imported products comes from outside the EU, but…

Argos smart scanning system for trolleys

Professional growers nowadays are supplying a large variety of plant species to their clients. A very labor-intensive process and in addition to the extensive audit work, it’s also a very error-prone process leading young plant propagators to expensive and often compromised solutions. That’s why TTA…

"When you think of a potting machine, the first thought is Mayer"

In its third generation and with more than 65 years of experience, it is the goal of Gartenbau Rath to cultivate top quality as well as a varied, interesting and consumer-friendly assortment. From the small vegetable garden of his parents, Rudolf Rath, as a trained gardener, has built up a successful family…

The company from South Tyrol

Isolcell equips existing cooling cells with ethylene absorption machine

For Isolcell, innovation is more than just the introduction of new products. It is also about improving and further developing already existing solutions. The company, which is based in the South Tyrol region, is specialized in modified and controlled atmosphere for the storage of fruit and vegetables.…

Australia: Technologies to improve efficiencies in nursery production

On Tuesday 29 September, the Tree & Shrub Growers held an online meeting to discuss how using technology can improve efficiencies in nursery production. by Matt Ross The guest speaker was Merijn Kuiper, Automation and Labour Saving Division Manager at Powerplants Australia. The session as ever was…

Jan-Peter Krupczynski, HSM LLC + Co.:

"Secondary raw material from our balers is integrated into the recycling cycle"

Waste disposal is an important aspect of retail - even if it takes place almost exclusively behind the scenes. The entire chain benefits from optimized waste disposal: "In principle, all links in the supply chain for fruit and vegetables are our main customers. Starting with the producers and…

Metrolina Greenhouses

US: "Poinsettias are heading out the door by thousands for Black Friday"

At Metrolina greenhouses in Huntersville, NC, they are working around the clock to get their poinsettia's out. And especially this week, with Black Friday coming up, there is a lot of hustle and bustle around the greenhouse. "Poinsettias are heading out the door by thousands for BlackFriday," the nursery…

High-speed gapping line finds its way to Turkish propagator

The team with TTA recently delivered and put into operation a CombiFix-II gapping line at Ege Plantek in Turkey. Ege Plantek Cicekcilik, located in Izmir, Torbalı, produces flower and vegetable seedlings. It operates on a total area of 86,000 m2 and is one of the leading companies in the agricultural…

Michel van Rijn, XL Bloom Youngplants

"Better root hairs and cleaner water with OxyBull aeration system”

Agrona's OxyBull aeration system ensures optimum oxygen content in the water and root environment. XL Bloom Youngplants in De Lier has been using the device since March of this year. A strong pump with a capacity of 60 m3/hour blows a lot of air into the water, so there is plenty of movement. "We believe…

First international growers discover the powerhouse that is VDB Green Eater

For the past eleven years, contractors and growers have gotten to know the brute strength of the VDB Green Eater. Without any trouble, this powerhouse can shred any crop during crop rotation in a matter of seconds. Something most growers don’t know is that the machine was not developed by the contractors…

Labor cost increases continue, highlighting importance of automation

Rising labor costs and the move to greater automation remain driving forces in the horticulture industry, even amid the Covid-19 crisis. A recent industry survey highlighted these issues according to Javo USA, Inc. General Manager Michiel Vanderwaal. “The situation at the beginning of the year was very uncertain,“…


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