Machines

Mobile measuring installation water quality tested

After a long introduction, the validation process has started for a mobile measuring installation with which the growers can test the water quality in their company on the spot. Andre van der Wuff: "Laboratory analyses are valuable but there is also a need for continuous security. An affordable mobile…

Russian tulip grower automates with Dutch tech

Russian tulip cultivation has experienced major growth in recent years, both in terms of numbers and professionalism. At the FlowersExpo in Moscow, we spoke to three companies that can attest to that: Havatec, known for its cut flower bunching machines, Nova Agro, partner of Havatec and all-round supplier…

Tulips shipped out squeaky clean

The washing of the Tulip bulbs is in full swing in the tulip season. At VWS Flowerbulbs, they know all about it. After the bulbs have been dried and stored in the correct way, they are ready to be shipped worldwide. Check out the video to see how the bulbs are washed so they can reach their destination nice and clean. For more information:VWS…

End of season is coming: cleaning gutters and greenhouse roofs

We're not going to emphasize again the importance of hygiene in horticulture, not dwelling on virus pressure and not talking about the urge to organize your crop rotation. We're just showing various solutions to these issues. One of the newly realised products is the Hortiwash. This device can be used…

Gartenbau Klein chooses AquaHort against Phythium and Phythophthera

Gartenbau Klein is a potted plant grower in Appenfelden, Germany. In connection with the increasing pressure of Phythium and Phytophthora, VDH Watersystemen has placed an AquaHort in the ebb/flow installation. All the water flowing to the greenhouse, around 50 m3 per hour, passes the AquaHort. After the water…

Fertilizer dispenser on mobile robot saves time and labor

Springtime means busy times, leading to many growers being shorthanded. With the mobile robots from Harvest Automation many of the material handling challenges like spacing, consolidation, and collection are solved, and now a distributor of this product, Swiss fertilizing company Hauert, added an extra…

Ozone system provides 'brain food for roots'

Cardinal Fresh has announced a new addition to its family of ozone sanitation products to include large or small greenhouse crop water systems. "Ozonating greenhouse water is the most cost-effective way to completely and confidently sterilize feed water. It has proven to be far superior to either UV or…

Mark van der Zande, Logitec Plus:

Better cultivation results and labor savings through substrate mixing lines

Logitec Plus recently installed a substrate mixing line at Ball Zhuomei flower nursery in Shanghai, China, with labor saving and error elimination as the most important improvements. Where previously there was a worker at each individual seed line and tray transplanter to first make a mixture and deliver…

and new rail freight connection improves logistics

On-site roll forming of growing gutters helps Chinese horticulture develop

The Chinese horticultural market is developing at a rapid pace and many large-scale products are being realized. As you can imagine, the construction of these greenhouses cannot start without materials and machines. Machines and materials that often come from Dutch companies, for whom it is a challenge…

Less labor required with automated sticking

As all growers know, sticking cuttings is a time consuming and labor-intensive process. With labor shortages and rising wages this process can become costly for growers. Visser has developed an innovative sticking system, AutoStix which automates the process of sticking cuttings. The AutoStix system was…

Montis automates again with WPS

NL: Making shipping orders more efficient

Montis has chosen again for WPS to automate their greenhouse at a new location in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands. Left to right: Nico van de Berg (Montis), Niels van de Berg (Montis), René Zoutendijk (WPS), Maarten van der Gaarden (WPS). Being raised in a grower family and dealing with a variety of crops,…

August 29-30 in the Pinneberg region

Germany: “Nurserymachinery 2019” with trendy novelties and up-to-date technologies

On August 29th and 30th, the Pinneberg region in northern Germany will again – after 7 years – become an international meeting place for nursery stock people from all over the world. With approximately 300 exhibitors and 6,000 expected visitors, the “Nurserymachinery 2019” in Ellerhop near Hamburg will…


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