Machines

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,“…

Mayer

Another Mayer machine for Van de Meer

After horticultural farm Gartenbau Van de Meer had already successfully integrated the Mayer BZ 6160 bale breaker and Mayer conveyor belts into its operations, it was now decided to switch to the Mayer brand for the potting machine as well.  In September of this year, the time had come and the team from the…

Dutch Schlumbergera grower on the Aqua-Hort

"Loss cut by half with this machine"

For 1.5 years now, an Aqua-Hort machine has been running at Dutch grower Hofland Flowering Plants. With this machine, the water gets an electromagnetic treatment, which kills the harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. While the technical part of the story may sound like hocus pocus to many, there is…

Reversed osmosis in combination with Artificial Intelligence

Partially because of the current issue of water scarcity, the sustainability discussion, and the legislation in the field of groundwater, the Van der Ende Groep has developed the Nexus High Performance Reverse Osmosis (HPRO). The Nexus HPRO is equipped with a hydraulic design in combination with…

Dutch grower Chrywijk happy with Paperpot machine by Van Tuijl

Paperpot's future is bright

The advantage of the Paperpot lies in the faster and better rooting of the cuttings. It also allows for better aeration, and watering can be adjusted more easily. It is that combination that allows for the faster growth of strong plants, which has been proven with multiple crops and will now do so again at the first cut flower…

NFU Energy

The right wood?

For those with biomass boilers, renewable heat is a critical aspect of their business. However, what you buy and use on site can carry more weight than most would think. In recent months, there have been significant developments and tightening of permitting compliance responsibilities regarding what wood boilers should be…

Transplanter with wireless grippers speeds up production for Dutch grower

Kwekerij Wouters, a well-known grower in the Netherlands with over 40 hectares of greenhouses, recently installed the newest Visser transplanting system. The new transplanter has unprecedented speed because of the wireless+ grippers, high versatility with up to 6 colour combinations in a pot and great…


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