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Extra powerful gutter cleaner reaches end of 200+ metre cultivation gutter without any problems

What do a cultivation gutter and a sewer pipe have in common? For one, you can't just spray them clean once they get dirty. So it's not surprising that IPSAM Technology and tomato grower Den Berk Delice came together last year to develop a mobile cultivation gutter cleaning and disinfection machine. The…

Crossing platform for roof washer: not a fairy tale, but reality from The Netherlands

Like a flying carpet from the fairy tale of 1000 and 1 nights, the Roofmaster roof washer 'flies' between the greenhouses. With this roof washer, or greenhouse deck cleaner from Heerhugowaard, growers have been cleaning their roofs and gutters since its introduction thirty years ago. The machine moves…

New player in seed technology develops technology for seed drying with less stress

Building on its experience in the seed breeding business, Croonwolter&dros decided three years ago to look into the development of seed technology. The large Dutch technical services provider established its own brand with Premium Seeds Machines. In their first year of existence they already built and…

"This month we launched the low-cost, single-use, real-time temperature recorder B9Z"

Frigga is a manufacturer and supplier specialized in real-time monitoring solutions. The company supplies clients in pharmaceutical industries, food industries, distribution, and supermarkets on five continents. Frigga has long stood for high-quality products at low prices. Mr. Paddy Pan, CEO of Frigga, said:…

15 calculators to help you grow

The Greenhouse Growers Toolbox App, developed by Graeme Smith Consulting, is a suite of 15 calculators. The company is pleased to advise of an update to their Greenhouse Growers Toolbox App that is now available in both IOS and Android versions. "This updated app is intended to be an industry resource to meet the needs of…

Machine brushes hands clean within seconds, drying them too

No one simply walks into a greenhouse anymore. Washing your hands first has become a habit. That is often done by putting your hands in a hygiene sluice and then disinfecting them. Scrubzone Europe has, however, introduced a new machine to the market. It eliminates the need to rub your hands while…

Succulent plant market continues to expand in popularity

According to a report by Verified Market Research, in 2019, the succulent plant market was valued at $3.18 billion in the U.S. and is projected to climb to a staggering $8.57 billion by the year 2027. Furthermore, 2020-2027 is expected at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 16.8%. While Millennials…

How Peroxide Ultrapure provides benefits to growers

"Providing your irrigation water with a major boost"

Whether you’re growing berries, ornamental plants, hydroponic lettuce or even livestock, a key ingredient is water. With the important role water plays in your operation, it’s absolutely essential that it’s clean and rich in oxygen, to keep everything running smoothly. "Ultra-high purity hydrogen…

China: Take a look at the automation at the 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…

"I think this will be the biggest herbicide revolution in agriculture."

Carbon Robotics developed an agricultural robot capable of eliminating 100,000 weeds per hour with precision lasers

The Carbon Robotics company has developed an agricultural robot capable of eliminating 100,000 weeds an hour through the use of precision lasers and artificial intelligence…

Jamafa installs new rose sorting- and bunching machine at Rozen Scheers

"With this machine hardly any manual correction is needed anymore"

Jamafa installed a new rose sorting and bunching machine at Rozen Scheers in Belgium. This 2020 bunching machine is the biggest project for this Dutch machine builder of recent years. Was Jamafa in 2010 was the first with a machine that could separate at the growth stage, the 2020 version of the rose…

Paul Hofstede, CaTeC:

“Climate sensors offer solutions to many growers’ struggles”

“Our sensors are adapted to make things as efficient as possible for the grower. Our relative humidity and temperature sensors now have interchangeable calibrated sensors, which makes maintenance much easier and prevents the loss of data. In addition, we created heated humidity sensors as a solution to…

Eef Zwinkels helps growers with DryGair installation

"It gives growers a steering wheel, guarantees an even and active climate and achieves energy savings"

Research by Delphy* has shown that effective dehumidification in combination with good air movement can largely prevent botrytis in the cannabis crop. This is of course music to the ears of Eef Zwinkels of Royal Brinkman, who is able to realize exactly this with "his" DryGair at the grower. "I have done…

greenhouse modelling programme SIOM:

"The system tells us straight away whether additional installations are needed"

For years, it was mainly either 'standard' glass Venlo greenhouses or 'standard' foil greenhouses that were erected for growers at the most diverse locations internationally. In the meantime, the greenhouse has become a tailor-made suit and you increasingly come across specifically designed greenhouses,…

HPNow and Kaneya announce HPGen distribution agreement for Japanese market.

"The industry has confidence in these new cultivation methods"

HPNow and Kaneya, a Japanese distributor of horticulture inputs and solutions, are pleased to announce the signing of an HPGen distribution agreement for the Japanese market. The Kaneya team with the HPGen system Kaneya has a large international network, and its mission as a distributor of high-end…

Royal Lemkes

Royal Lemkes and Lowpad

Using robots to optimize the distribution process

"By using smart robots, we optimize our internal operational processes which enable us to make a significant contribution to create sustainable growth and a greener world," says Royal Lemkes in their recent LinkedIn post. They shared a video in which they show how they use robots, which they developed…

Colinda de Beer / Innovation Origins

Innovation in greenhouse horticulture

In this column,Colinda de Beer, Senior Business Developer Horticulture at InnovationQuarter, writes about the road to hands-free production of greenhouse crops and the need for cooperation between tech developers and growers. According to De Beer, the majority of flower and vegetable growers in the…


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