The preparations for the next spring-summer campaign are underway despite the worries for the increasing price of raw materials, made worse by the lack of labor. In this context, rationalizing human resources is essential for the survival of businesses.
The tutor in its box
A concrete example of how to hasten greenhouse operations is plant tutoring which, with the right tools, can reduce execution times by 50%. The Ideal Tutor system was patented by SIA Group and is much appreciated by the more modern and structured companies.
Extraction of the tutor
SIA Group collected feedback from Vittorio Gona, sole administrator at Alba Bio, a leading organic vegetable producer.
Vittoria Gona from Alba Bio
The traditional support of greenhouse plants is obtained thanks to nylon threads, to which plants are hooked. This technique ensures the regular development of plants, though it requires time and labor with an effect on production costs.
Laying of the tutor system
The solution created by SIA Group avoids time-consuming activities thanks to the patented system, which improves working conditions by reducing the time and costs needed to support crops as well as the post-crop management of the supporting system.
Laying of the tutor system
The system is made up of a polyethylene structure used to tie the most common greenhouse crops: tomatoes, eggplants, bell peppers, etc. The system is very versatile and is assembled industrially, plus there are multiple options available when it comes to thread size, vertical thread distance, plant layouts, etc. There is also a wide assortment of anchoring hooks.
Ideal Tutor is supplied in reels with a pre-determined total area and distance between vertical threads suitable for the most varied solutions. The system must be laid out in correspondence of the crop and is anchored via hooks.
Horizontal thread being positioned on the hook
In order to meet the needs of crops where plant growth is not determined, it is possible to use Ideal Tutor Dinamico, which is essentially the same system. which though features a modular addition that can be extended to lower the crop (30 to 60 cm per module). The operation can be carried out up to three times, so the crop can grow by a further 90 to 180 cm.
Threads ready for use
This way, the life of the crop can be extended, making it more productive without the costs needed to replant it.
Alessandro Avarino, the entrepreneur who patented the system
Ideal Tutor and its evolution, Ideal Tutor Dinamico, represent a revolutionary technical solution for operators, who can therefore improve their working conditions as well as the agronomic habitability of the greenhouse environment, leafing to improved phytosanitary and growth-production conditions. Finally, the productive life of a crop is improved and enhanced, helping save on production costs.