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Italy: Nuenda develops incubator that facilitates grafting

Nuenda is an Italian start-up that was created a little over a year ago by three  university students who came up with a system that mitigates grafting stress in grafted plants.  

Emanuele Marino, Ilary Taranto and Stefano Recupero decided to share the advanced techniques and technologies they developed with nurseries and producers to enable them to reach a better quality and be more competitive on the market. 



They knew the demand for grafted plants was increasing, as the numerous advantages justify their higher price compared to standard plants. Nonetheless, the techniques employed so far meant grafting was quite a difficult job that required constant monitoring and interventions to deal with changing weather conditions. This of course meant a lot of skilled workforce was needed.



Producing grafted plants for the professional cultivation sector requires a lot of experience and a lot of attention from the nursery and its operators, especially while the grafts take root. Seedlings, which are already stressed by the treatment, will also have to deal with variable temperature, humidity and lighting conditions which influence the development of the plant and therefore the quality of the scar tissue.

 

A high-quality graft leads to a better development. But how does the Nuenda system work in the nursery production process?

"Our incubator enables the monitoring of all environmental variants and is therefore the perfect habitat for an optimal development of the two seedlings. Lighting, temperature and humidity are all monitored by our system, so high-quality grafts can be obtained throughout the year with lower labour and logistics costs," explains Stefano Recupero.



The lighting in incubator units emits a light as similar to natural sunlight as possible. Intensity and quantity can be adjusted to adapt to this very delicate phase.

Nuenda incubators can "house up to 60 containers, twelve per shelf, which are completely independent and insulated. Everything was studied to enable nurseries to monitor the environment, including sterility conditions."



Various nurseries in the Ragusa province cooperated on the development of Nuenda. Although newly established, the company can count on a vast experience and focuses on the research, development and distribution of innovative technical means. Stefano Recupero explains it in the video below.



Contacts:
Nuenda Srls

Sedel Legale Via Firenze ,1/D
97019 Vittoria (RG)
Cell.: (+39) 344 7200881
Email: info@nuenda.it
Web: www.nuenda.it

Author: Gaetano Piccione

Publication date: 12/20/2016

 


 

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