Canada: Hoogendoorn iSii contributes to high results at progressive gerbera nursery Techni-gro

Techni-gro, founded in 1993, is one of the most progressive gerbera nurseries in Canada. The greenhouse (1 hectare) is located in Chilliwack in British Colombia, Canada and, in the 1 hectare glass greenhouse, more than 20 different types of gerbera amounting to 3 million flowers are grown annually. A large proportion of the production is exported to the United States, including Idaho and Oregon. The rest is sold locally in Alberta and Manitoba. Thanks to organic pest control and advanced climate regulation, for the past six year 90% of the gerberas have been grown without the need for chemical insecticides.



Wim Oudhuis, Greenhouse Manager: “The more our company grew, the more we came up against the limits of our former system. This computer was more suited to small greenhouses, which meant that we were less able to realise a stable greenhouse climate and to match processes to the crop. We needed a process computer with more functionality and high intelligence. I had always had good experiences with the Hoogendoorn systems from my country of origin and so in 2013 we purchased a new process computer via the Canada office.”

Solution & result

“We use the Hoogendoorn iSii process computer to regulate climate, irrigation and energy installations. For me, it's the best system on the market. iSii uses pre-control to anticipate changes in the climate environment. Comparable systems react, causing fluctuations in temperature. Since using iSii we've been able to realise a much more stable climate and with it higher energy savings. I've also seen advantages in the new software visualisations. In the blink of an eye you can see exactly what's going on in the greenhouse. I think it's a great addition to the existing functionalities.”

For more information
Hoogendoorn
Westlandseweg 190
NL 3131 HX Vlaardingen
Postbus 108
NL 3130 AC Vlaardingen
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)10 460 80 80
F: +31 (0)10 460 80 00
info@hoogendoorn.nl
www.hoogendoorn.nl


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