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Automatic grading of cuttings produces plants of higher quality

Is your propagation material evaluated manually by yourself or your supplier? Are you seeking to improve quality and supply uniform products? Flier's Cuttings Grading Line uses Aris vision technology to grade and sort a wide range of propagation materials that can help you with these issues.

Various types of propagation materials (for instance Phalaenopsis and Succulents) can be graded and sorted with our Cuttings Grading Line. The Cuttings Grading Line is not only suitable for breeders, but can also be used in a nursery prior to potting.


With the Cuttings Grading Line you can be assured of the continuous, identical evaluation of your propagation material, resulting in a uniform crop and, therefore, a higher profit. Besides uniformity, the Cuttings Grading Line will also help you save on labour and other costs. What's more, the grading results are all recorded in a database that will give you lasting insight into the results yielded by each variety.

Developments with Ovata

In 2008 we were commissioned by Ovata B.V. (a specialist in the production of Succulents) to develop the very first Cuttings Grading Line. Thanks to enhanced uniformity Ovata was able to increase its productivity by almost 50%. Both the higher profit and the reduction in labour costs were more than sufficient to quickly pay off the investment.

Continued development with Floricultura

Two years ago Floricultura (a specialist in the breeding and propagation of orchids) approached us for a solution regarding the grading of Phalaenopsis cuttings. These are graded manually and, as a result, the grading results are not uniform. An important condition for Floricultura was that the cuttings should be graded while lying flat on a conveyor belt, as this will reduce the amount of labour required as well as any risks of damage to the plant to a minimum. Floricultura's manager Edwin Wubben: 'We can report that the test period proved a success. The material can be graded very well when lying flat and the grading is uniform.'

A tip from Floricultura for other nurseries

'Don't do too many varieties. This takes a lot of work, such as frequently having to switch lots, and make your financial results drop noticeably.'

Other options

We also offer you several opportunities to grade and sort your plants directly out of trays:

- Plug Popper
- Plug Fixer
- Grading line for young plants

Further information or product demonstrations:

Flier Systems

For ornamental plants:
Henk Meulstee
Tel: +31-(0)613118016
Email: [email protected]

For vegetables:
Jan-Dirk Wolsheimer
Tel: +31-(0)610886911
E-mail: [email protected]
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