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…

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…

Tony Mastronardi updates 15 year old equipment

“At a certain point, we could not find spare parts locally anymore"

Second generation farmers Don and Tony Mastronardi operate DT Enterprise Farms Limited in Ruthven, Canada, ON. They grow a variety of crops on their 22 acre operation, mainly tomatoes but also organic cucumbers and tomatoes. Their latest addition of 6 acres was two years ago with grow lights. Don is…

Egon Jansen (TNO) about SIOM update:

"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,…

Karel Bolckmans, COO with Biobest:

"AI and robotics will bring us to the Olympic version of IPM"

“Data-driven growing is a big thing in horticulture in general. Many growers are into autonomous growing, data-driven greenhouse management, and advanced analytics. We’re…

Dutch company develops complete collapsible crate processing machine series

"Increasing demand for smart solutions to automatically fold, unfold collapsible crates"

In Europe, the transition from rigid to collapsible crates is in full swing. "More and more companies are looking for smart solutions," says André ter Braake of Bateq, a Dutch engineering company. "They want to fold or unfold these collapsible crates automatically." "Workers were supposed to 'just' unstack, unfold, fill,…

Study on development of three-device robotic system for greenhouse control

The control of large greenhouse installations, especially those with hydroponics crops, is based on the analysis and utilization of data recorded by many sensors. At the same time, the size of such installations does not allow for their effective terrestrial surveillance, to detect problems promptly. In…


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