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special year overview May 17-31str

10 stories on automation in the greenhouse

With labour and knowledge being two of the most stringent pain ponts in the horticultural industry, it's no wonder suppliers are innovating 24/7. And with results: this year we've seen multiple robotic solutions, AI products and other smart products being introduced. Here's ten of them.


Slides through Dutch greenhouses

90% success for robotic tomato harvester

Remember the Greenhouse Robotic Worker developed by MetoMotion? Over the last couple of years we followed the development of the robot intensively and now there's ne

Bas Lagerwerf advocates for an 'ASML with green fingers'

"Carts? There's Formula 1 technology in there"

When Bas Lagerwerf became director at Berg Hortimotive in 2007, he was surprised that it was often about the greenhouse, but much less often about the suppliers, who…

Blue Radix & ecoation create autonomous find & fix solution

"Vision technology provides input to improve grower’s crop strategy further"

Blue Radix, an independent Dutch AI-tech specialist for the international greenhouse industry, and Ecoation Innovative Solutions, a Canadian developer of automated greenhouse…

New patent pending method of CO₂ dosing

To create a highly efficient photosynthesis process of plants, Dalsem introduces a new method of distributing CO₂. The basis is their newly developed X-air greenhouse with the…

Robot helps growers think from a customer's point of view

A tour of the crop to see how things are going. It is part of the deal for tomato growers, but if Andreas Hofland has anything to do with it, a tour like this will be a…

Vine tomato grower optimizes internal transport with new electric tow tractors

Four Bull 4 electric tractors have recently started driving n the greenhouse at vine tomato grower Mont Royal in Waddinxveen. The grower is thus investing in internal…

New intelligent automated filter to counter degrading water quality

Today the new AlphaDisc filter is launched by Netafim. "The filter will protect irrigation systems against clogging caused by organic contaminants and enable growers to more…

Meteor Systems completes Mini-Air project at Beeren Brüder

"Mini-Air soft fruit tunnel gave us maximum control over growing climate"

A good product sells itself. Arnold Bol, export manager with Meteor Systems, is also well aware of that. The company recently completed a Mini-Air project at organic soft…

The sense and nonsense of Artificial Intelligence in the greenhouse

AI is a term that is used frequently in the horticultural industry. Because of this, one sometimes gets the impression that AI is going to solve all future problems in the…

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How to predict failures in the greenhouse

What is an Anomaly and how do we benefit from it? The principles of Anomaly Detection have already been adopted in many industries from Aviation and Manufacturing to the Oil…

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