Machines

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…

Novelties launched during Cultivate'19

We'll keep you waiting 24 hours more for the complete photo report - but we continue to publish about novelties that have been launched during this year's Cultivate. The Plant Products booth had a lot of activity and “bounce” as they launched PurKote CRF at Cultivate ’19 this past weekend in Columbus,…

Javo USA and Mosa offer combined solutions

Javo USA and Mosa Green announced a collaboration - they will work together at Cultivate ’19 and beyond, according to both companies. “This is a natural partnership for us,” said Javo USA General Manager Michiel Vanderwaal. “Mosa’s seeding lines are a complement to all we do at Javo USA and, like us,…

WPS Mobile Plant Order System for Kooij Nertera

"Better working conditions, peace of mind in the delivery process and accurate sorting"

Kooij Nertera has implemented a new WPS Plant Order System (POS). One remarkable feature is that the various components (plant feed, camera unit and buffer) can be moved, so that space can be freed up when needed. The underlying principle for the mobile POS is that it provides flexibility and convenience…

July 14-16, Columbus

Machines on display at Cultivate’19

Bellpark Horticulture will be exhibiting in two booths at the annual Cultivate trade show in Columbus, Ohio next month. From July 14 through 16, stop by to meet with representatives from their partners – Visser, Mayer, Logitec Plus, DryGair, and Parus – and check out a few of the machines they have on…

A global platform for buying and selling affordable agricultural machinery and vehicles

Investing in machinery and vehicles can mean large investments for companies in the fruit and vegetable sector. "The Tradus platform is an international marketplace for commercial vehicles and second-hand equipment from all over the world. We can help companies find what they are looking for at the right…

Completely automated potting system at Pligt Professionals

Greenhouse horticulture is becoming a fully-mature industry. High-quality machines, innovative partners and reliable suppliers are essential. Pligt Professionals, grower of potted plants, pot roses and Gentiana, has chosen to partner with Javo for automation of the new facility in ‘s-Gravenzande (NL).…

"An affordable robotic solution to automate labor intensive tasks"

Advanced Intelligent Systems (AIS), a custom robotics company creating autonomous robotic solutions to solve labour shortage problems in agriculture, will demonstrate their flagship autonomous custom robot, called BigTop , at Cultivate’19 , July 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio. “We are very excited to…

UK: Two new transplanting lines speed up production and efficiency at Lovania

In order to increase productivity and improve efficiency, Lovania Nurseries - one of the largest bedding plant nurseries of the UK - decided to install two lines by TTA for transplanting of pack bedding, their biggest line, which is constantly growing in demand. And just before the busy season started,…

Javo USA, Steenks Service combine forces

Sweeping 100,000 square feet per hour

At Cultivate ’19, visitors will find something new in Javo USA’s booth: The Stefix 135, a sit-aboard greenhouse and nursery sweeper that can clean 100,000 square feet per hour. Javo USA and Steenks Service will work together at Cultivate ’19, scheduled for July 14-16, 2019 at the Columbus Convention…

New fertiliser unit for horticulture

The international horticulture sector recently got to know the new fertiliser unit by Hotraco Horti. The machine was presented at GreenTech in Amsterdam. Rick Oomen, Business Developer Horticulture of Hotraco Horti: "We are happy with it. The machine is very practical; on the one hand, the machine is…

Agri-tech companies are teaching robots to be growers

How do you teach a computer what a good strawberry looks like? According to AgShift founder and CEO Miku Jha, whose company is innovating food inspections with deep learning, you do it the same way you train a three year old. “You give them a ping pong ball and an egg, and you keep telling them, ‘this is…

Netherlands: Orchid grower takes delivery system into use

On June 7, Opti-flor opened its newest location: Opti-flor Design. For the cultivation of their Phalaenopsis, they have chosen WPS' automation solutions. The WPS system is equipped with a picking position, stick stacking stations, camera box, sorting buffer and tray buffer. Together, Opti-flor and WPS…

A machine to disinfect the soil using steam

A machine that uses steam to disinfect the soil with excellent results is finally available. It is semi-moving, suitable for both protected crops and open fields and works in all cases where soil fatigue must be eliminated or prevented. The steam deactivates nematodes, fungi and weed seeds with an…

NL: WPS installs new sorting and delivery buffer at OK Plant

OK Plant has chosen to renew their current sorting and delivery buffer. WPS is proud to carry out this assignment for OK Plant. The aim of the system is to further increase flexibility and to improve the quality of work for the employees of OK Plant, meeting the highest standard. On the left: Maarten van…

"Total water concept enables treatment up to zero discharge"

Mienis Water showed their Ultrafiltration unit at the Amsterdam GreenTech 2019. This system is part of their total water concept on water management within flower and vegetable farming. Technical director Jochum Genuït explains their technology. "Ultrafiltration is a membrane technology. This membrane…

New Visser machines for AutoStix

Visser Horti Systems will continue to improve the open source character of AutoStix. The open source system for strips and machine is currently expanded with a variety of machines, allowing an increasing number of growers to work with AutoStix. Visser announces the introduction of two new machines next to the existing machine…

The importance of a good dipcontainer

From now on, the new pipe rail dipcontainer / sanitizer from Berkvens is available at Steenks Service. Why you need a dipcontainer A dipcontainer is very important if you want to work as hygienic as possible in the horticulture industry. The dipcontainer is filled with a disinfectant so an employee can…

New AutoStix developments with Multi Media strip

Visser Horti Systems and Selecta One introduced the Multi Media strip for AutoStix® at IPM 2019 in Essen for the European market. The plugs of this strip can be filled with any type of media, which means the rooting process can take place inside the plug. The developments of AutoStix with the new Multi…

"Automation key to labor cost savings in horticulture"

A tight labor market in North America and the resultant wage increases continue to be a point of concern for growers, who are seeking solutions through automation. As the importance of horticulture automation increases, Javo’s time-tested machinery and design solutions become a key cog in keeping the…

Four PackPlanter Wireless Transplanters for Altman Plants

Altman Plants has chosen for further automation of their facilities by ordering new equipment from TTA. This expansion allows them to achieve a higher production capacity, decrease labor costs and to improve the quality of their plantings. A passion for plants has been Altman Plants’ founding mission…


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