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China sees higher need for farming robots

"In the past few years, as people become more familiar with farming robots, the applications for these machines are increasing. Compared to the same period last year, the sales of farming robots have increased from 80% to 100%," says Mr. Peng Gang from Botian Automation Technology in Suzhou.Less time, less.....

Higher wages trigger specialty crop mechanization in US

According to USDA-Economic Research Service economist, Tom Hertz, the decline in the number of Mexican workers working in U.S. agriculture is largely due to Mexico’s improved economy and more Mexican laborers staying home after the U.S.’s Great Recession.Tom Hertz is a federal government data.....

Pepper harvesting robot on its way

Globally, over 26 million metric tonnes of peppers are produced every year, with Europe’s crops alone amounting to $400 million. However, although picking the fruits is a simple job for a human, it remains highly labor-intensive. Now, researchers have invented a robot which can do all the hard work for.....

Personalised sorting system; ViSort:

New external monitoring feature creates new possibilities

The needs of every company are unique, even those working with the same fresh products, and Polish company Sorter has recognised that, by offering a sorting system which can be customised to suit the individual needs of each customer. Application of their own technological ideas and solutions, along with.....

Koos de Vink joins Jano board

Jano Holding, which comprises the companies Javo, Nobels Machinefabriek, Agro Techniek Holland and Javo International, has a new board member. From 1st February 2017, Koos de Vink will join the current directors Ber van Nobelen and Cees Bouwmeester.Owner Ber van Nobelen (left) welcoming Koos de Vink.....

Crop manager Jos Bregman:

"Jet 5 is our greenhouse cleansing agent of choice"

Breeders and propagators have strict company hygiene protocols. Propagator Plantenkwekerij Van der Lugt in Bleiswijk is no exception. Crop manager Jos Bregman: "We owe this to our customers and to our strategic partners. So in autumn we clean the company from top to bottom with Jet 5."Jos Bregman:"Jet 5 is.....

Is there a better way to reduce algae growth?

A case study on Goldsmith Seeds in California investigates whether the Aqua-Hort Copper treatment system is the answer to reducing algae growth in certain circumstances.The technologyAqua-Hort systems implement a controlled supply of supercharged copper ions and an electromagnetic water treatment to the.....

Javo USA adds packages for cannabis growers

The latest tool Javo has added to its online arsenal is a full section of packages to help cannabis growers get started with true horticulture automation. The pages, located at http://javousa.net/cannabis-tech-main, are designed to help growers review their options in potting automation.“Many of the legal.....

Dramm receives the 100,000th pulsFOG

The Dramm Corporation has received the 100,000 pulsFOG produced by Dr. Stahl & Sohn, located in Germany.“It is a great accomplishment to know that pulsFOG has produced its 100,000th machine,” said Chairman Kurt Dramm. From left to right: Canada Sales Manager, Louis Damm; Chairman Kurt Dramm: CEO, Hans.....

Bosch foresees future with robot farmers

Bosch, has outlined its vision of the future, which includes a world full of smart factories, robotic farmers and connected asparagus.The company believes two main areas of technological development stand out from the rest: connectivity and sensors. BonirobBosch has built a new product it calls the “Bonirob.....

Rudi Vandendijk, Vandendijk Serrebouw

"Crop removal can be done more easily"

For many growers the crop change is usually a big job. According to Rudi Vandendijk it could be handled a lot quicker next year. His company has introduced a solution that allows for quick removal of low wire crops like cucumbers and tomatoes. The Autoclipper cuts under the wire. "That makes this system.....

Canada: Quebec's largest cucumber grower ready to pick at the speed of light

With last week's opening of its first phase of 8,5 hectare, Serres Toundra has become Quebec's largest producer of greenhouse grown cucumbers. The ribbon cutting opening ceremony at Serres Toundra last week.Serres Toundra is located in Saint Felicien and is a spin-off project from a nearby pulp mill of.....

Poland: Scientists create robot bee to pollinate crops

Scientists at the Polytechnic University of Warsaw have created the first robotic bee designed to pollinate artificially; a miniaturised drone that is able to find a flower, collect its pollen, and transfer it carefully from the male to the female flower to fertilise it.This robotic insect has already been.....

Drones? Camels!

VIDEO Why should you go for a drone or an expensive turbo-diesel if you can also rely on your best friend? This farmer thought the same and upgraded his camel with a DIY sprayer.