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"We must change the seasonal workers scheme to meet UK's environmental ambitions"

It is time for the government to support British tree and plant growers by taking action on current labor shortages. As Christmas fast approaches, Brits buy over 7.5 million real Christmas trees each year, and 50%-75% of those are produced in the UK. Where do these trees and all our seasonal plants and…

Robot helps researchers to measure plant growth

The different way plants grow in the world’s first solar glasshouse is the subject of a new Murdoch University research project which will deploy custom-built autonomous robot technology. Earlier this year, a solar glasshouse opened on the Murdoch campus.It uses clear solar photovoltaic glass panels that…

SIPCO Innovations

SIPCO Innovations increases production capacity by 5 times

Sipco Innovations Inc., the manufacturer best known for its signature brand Hygrozyme Enzyme Formula, has announced the addition of a new filler line that will substantially increase its production capacity to meet the growing demand of the industry. The Mass Flow Meter Filling Line — or the “PF 01” as…

4More Technology’s IRISS Hydrangea

“Automated selection of cut hydrangeas takes away grower’s challenges”

“When asking growers what the most challenging aspect is for them, the unanimous answer was the selection process of the cut hydrangeas.” At 4More Technology, a Dutch company focused on horticultural automation, the team was wondering what the next best automated solution would be. After creating their…

No more emissions in the greenhouse thanks to electric crop rotation

What is the trend in crop rotation? Rob van den Berg of Weterings Machinery does not have to think long about the answer to this question: "Electrification. By using electricity instead of fuel, there are no emissions in the greenhouse. The plants suffer from emissions, which does not help their…

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Robots on the march

Agriculture robots are getting deployed to do farming work, from seeding and harvesting to plant inspection. These robots use specially designed grippers and 3D cameras to determine which crops are ripe, and Artificial Intelligence helps machines learn to harvest. According to Research and Markets, the agricultural robots…

New irrigation unit to be released on GrowTech Antalya

One of the problems generally experienced in irrigation systems in the market is that water and fertilizer cannot be sent to the root zone of the plant at the desired values ​​and thus unbalanced fertilizer distribution is experienced between irrigation periods. The newly developed Pride Irrigation Unit,…

FPC Future - Robotics and automation pre-farmgate

When will we see fleets of robots working in the fields?

Labor, or the lack of it, is a hot topic in the industry, and this, among other things, is pushing automation in the fields, glasshouses, and orchards, as well as in packhouses and down to the end consumers. This does raise the question of how far are advanced are we with robots taking up manual jobs? At…

Three portal units handle new seed threshing line's boxes beautifully

What are you getting yourself into? That is what a breeding company production manager's co-workers thought when he said he wanted to automate all crate logistics. At this particular location, seeds are threshed from the plant, so the incoming crates are filled with plants still bearing seeds. "It was…

Flower exporter straps boxes quickly and accurately

A flower exporter recently purchased some strapping machines from Steenks Service. The company explains why these machines are so useful. Companies are increasingly looking for more efficiency in the chain. Whether this concerns the transport, processing, or packaging of their products, efficiency…

New automation solution binds food bags to bouquet

Bercomex Flower processing Solutions introduces the new Chrymo Liquid Binder this year. The machine saves labor by automatically adding liquid cut flower food sachets to bouquets. What is new?Until now, it was only possible to automatically add powder sachets to a bouquet. Liquid cut flower food, which…

Smaller version of the Basic Washer machine presented

Machine builder Unifortes presents a new machine: the Basic Washer: UNI-BW150.60. It is a suitable washer for smaller operations for the food processing and other industries. With key features of the ‘Industrial Series’ this model is not inferior to its bigger brother. "It is perfect for lower capacities,…

Laurence Thépault, UVRER ANEMO

“UV technology is a game changer for horticulture”

Like any fresh products, cut flowers are very fragile and perishable. They require specific treatments to ensure optimal presentation and preservation. UVRER brings to the horticultural market effective solutions to kill all viruses and microbes, such as botrytis, to allow your flowers to live…

30MHz

New weight scale lets you know if plants need water

For some plants measuring the root zone moisture via weight is more effective than with moisture sensors. 30MHz has a new wireless weight scale with which you see at a glance if your plants are in need of watering. This helps you gain insights about topics like water management, vaporization, and…


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