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Cultivate '18, Columbus, Ohio
The Svensson team: Wouter de Jong, Maurico Manotas, Gina Misenheimer, Katherine Wolper & Stella Thomas
With Harnois we have Alain Gendron, Yanick Harnois & Francis Paquin.
There are the smiles of the Argus Controls team – having a great time at the Cultivate
Of course a good delegation with BFG Supplies
Alberto Zanon of Pati Plastics, Vittorio Genuardi & Massimo Boscolo with Italian greenhouse builder Idromeccanica Luchinni
Frank Somma, Saskia Reimann & Guido Cabas with Fiberlane. Since there’s market for specialized products and good information to go with it in the US and Canadian market, the company is always present at Cultivate
Ton Versteeg with Bom Greenhouses
Philippe Maigret & Barthelemy Richel with Richel Group are visited by the team of Rocket Farms
How orange would you like it to be? The team with Ridder. This year the new identitiy was launched, uniting all brands under one banner: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/43764/Ridder-Group-unites-brands-under-one-banner
Jeremy Park & Chang Joon with Helper Robotech. The Korean manufacturer Helper Robotech develops machinery and solutions to automate the grafting process
While a lot of propagators still rely on physical human labour for this work, an increasing amount of growers are considering automating the work. Especially now that vision technology has become more common and affordable, automated grafting is again topic of discussion.
Martin van TOl & Marco Geeratz with WPS
Green Automation: Tero Raplia, Helena Borenius & Patrik Borenius of Green Automation North America
Many conversations about LED at the Heliospectra booth as well
Justing Harding, Jason Kamphuis, Johan Solleveld & Tom van Veen with Prins USA.
The Bioline AgroSciences team: Gregory Bryant, Ludwik Pokorny, Chris Freeman, Cora Perez, Tahmineh Ziaei & Ascencion Arquidez
Can't miss out on VB Group when it comes to projects in the US! Bart Kester & Edward Verbakel are present.
Some serious craftsmanship at the booth of Thermo Energy. The scale model showed a complete greenhouse and of course its energy system.
Part of the ThermoEnergy team: Joost Vercaemst, Mark Duczman & John Froese
Finishing the 5K flower run in the morning and still shining like stars: Raj Abey, Brian Ziff & Andrew Pidgeon with FibreDust
The team with Stuppy Greenhouse
Starting on the airport at Columbus it couldn't be missed: Cultivate'18.
The Quick Plug team adjusted easily to the new company identity, uniting Grow-Tech, Quick Plug & Oni Growing Solutions: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/44250/Grow-Tech,-Quick-Plug-and-Omni-Growing-Solutions-unite-as-Quick-Plug-Global
Pascal den Heijer with Holland Scherming & Rob van Leeuwen with F&H Crone visited the show and participated in the global 30 Seconds competition.
Sunday morning means Flower Run. Organized by Luxfora, GIE Media and AmericanHort and celebrating Luxflora’s mission to develop a visionary, influential floriculture network in which women leaders can create, inspire, and flourish. It was held at a new location this year: across from Franklin Park Conservatory.
The run took of at 6:30 AM, therefor the photo is a bit blurry... With a high temperature and a high humidity at that time of the day already it wasn't an easy one! Almost 150 runners participated and Jon Vaughan finished first within 19:49 minutes.
The Ellepot USA / Fibredust team, who were kind enough to accomodate your editor.
Ruben Lensing with Sudlac and Chris Higgins of Hort Americas
Cultivate’18 taking off! AmericanHort invited their guests.
Promix celebrated the 50 years of growing
Claudia Zehnpfennig & Kelcey Trecartin with Osram, showing their research light solutions
The Cultivate is known for the educational sessions, being visited very well
Drew Sheeban with Vostermans Ventilation, showing the V-FloFan. This vertical ventilator provides better air distribution and thus offers higher humidity control.
Craig Adams with California Lightworks. The company has been in the industry for ten years.
That’s the first part of Evonik! Bobby Mitra, John Wynne & Lynn Royal showing the Stockosorb hydrogel, providing a solution for water & nutrient management.
Vincenzo Russo and Antonella Migliozzi of Vifra joined in to explain more about the high pressure fog systems.
Milan Formsma & Herman Verboom with HT Verboom Transportsystemen and on the right Arwin van der Wees with SPX. Together with Altis they participated as the Dutch Suppliers Group.
Peter Ollevier with Phormium (second on the right) was paid a visit by Bert Neeft (Total Energy Group), Theo van de Sande (Growline) & Kees van Zeijl (Total Energy Group)
The BPIA (Biological Products Industry Alliance) has broadened their activities from biological crop protection products to biological stimulants as well. “A mega trend”, Executive Director Keith Jones states. In the photo with Jon Amdursky and Eric Smith, BioSafe Systems.
The BioSafe Systems team has recently introduced the PVent Biological Fungicide
Illumitex represented by Staci Young & Joel Enne , showing the HarvestEdge line.
The trade show was well visited by growers from the floral industry, but also many leafy green & cannabis participants joined in.
Wayne Lickes & Benjamin Maritn with Cravo
Monika Reimann with Reimann Textiles visited the show.
Automation is a hot topic in the industry
Almost a deal between Martin Stolze & Van Krimpen, is it?
Well Martin Stolze does go orange. From now all their machines will be accented with an orange twist. In the photo Paul van der Wielen, Willem Kuijvenhoven, Peter Bos & Peter Bos jr
Theo Kleijweg (TK-topboiler) Nico van der Houwen (Agrolux), Bram van Marrewijk (AAB NL), Danny van den Bosch (Codema) & Arie Boot, Gakon.
The Dutch embassy hosted drinks on the first night of the exhibition. The newly arrived Dutch Agricultural Counselor Marianne Vaes welcomed the Dutchies.
Since many Dutch companies joined in on the show and could do with a drink after day one, it was visited very well
Cheers to Mitchel & Gill van der Drift
Adam Orcutt with Shaeffer, showing one of their ventilation solutions
Pablo Segovia & Dwight Rowe with Legro
Nick Graber with Micro Farms, offering Verti Tube: a vertical growing solutions both to professional and home growers
Underneath the flying baskets is the team of Metazet FormFlex: Renko Schuil, Albert Pinto, Stephen Schorman & Dennis van Gaalen
Australia based company Autogrow is speeding their US invasion since the demand for its products is high
Jorge Moreno with JH Biotech offers a vary of organic products
Dominic Paulhus with Mabre Canada. Mabre has been servicing the greenhouse industry for over 40 years.
Explanation on the Gallina USA products, like the aluminum Poli-Lok system and the various covering materials the company offers
Vertical farming on the Cultivate'18
Jason Green explaining about the Growfilm, a recently introduced LED product offering a flexible and scalable solution with a high turnout.
Jerome Doucet & Line Magier with Montel, showing their mobile racking solutions for the horticultural industry
Since the start of this year Shakti Cocos is operating as an individual company and therefor they joined in on the Cultivate individually.
Quite a success for Jack van Batenburg, Peter Zethof & Tim van der Gaag!
One of the growing solutions the Horner team brought.
It’s all about LED? This goes in a slightly different way to AgBio as well. Their dead-inn LED light traps work with LED and brings a solution to bugs in the greenhouse. In the photo Jan & Parker Meneley.
Many new varieties shown at the show
Wesley Martin & Judy McWhorter with EndoGreen, claiming to offer up to 15% on the heating costs
Bartlett offers various products to monitor and control the growing circumstances in your greenhouse
They can be controlled easily via an app on your phone
The colourful Dramm booth attracted many visitors
Kurt Becker & Hans Dramm welcomed them
Kees van Beek and his colleague with Modiform
Nick Boelen with Van der Knaap
The new Plantlogic tabletop substrate growing system , shown by Alejandra Castellanos, Israel Holby & Michael Schmidt
Kick Jansen (Luiten Greenhouses) & Wouter de Jong of Svensson
Philippe Maigret (Richel Group) & Mark Benoit (Bright Farms) met up on the show
PL Light Systems has been rebranded: The company’s style now matches with the international Hortilux group. In the photo Lisa Jansen van Rensburg, Jennifer Starchuk, Eric Moody & James Grouzos
Scott Todd & Jack Wackermann with Haifa
Explanations on the developments in horticulture by the Paul Boers manufacturing team
Rudy Ouwersloot, Darla Lanphear & Mike Rider with Paul Boers Manufacturing.
The Excalibur Plastics team is expanding their operations into the US. In the photo Josh Carnevale, David Boutros, Dean Martin Colasanti & Mike Garganta, who joined the team for this matter.
Geert-Willem van Voort with Vitotherm
Shining bright as always is the team with Fluence Bioengineering.
Rebranded! Philips will continue its activities as Signify – but the faces of the company remain the same.
The team with Total Energy Group
Also known as the Backstreet Boys of Horticulture
Austin Smith with Contain, offering specialised finance solutions to indoor farms
Bud Sulzer & Bruce Botnick with B&B Lightning Consultants are working with the Destine, making it possible to better use the available energy sources.
Arjan van der Meer & Arie Boot with Gakon
How horti? The salads for lunch were said to be harvested from the Smartfarm within the Convention Centre
Conversations at Sangreen
Lambert Peat Moss Company is celebrating its 90th anniversary of premium peat moss production and explains all about EPM Mixes: Lambert Peat Moss + Ecopeat
The team with Grodan, promoting both rockwool substrate and Grosens. In the photo Austin Smith, Don Courtemanche & Shawn Misener
Spencer Barcelona & Blanton with HortiCultural Solutions
Coming in from Canada is the Zwart Systems team, meeting up with customers from all North America
Ning Wang & Liang Qi with Beijing Kingpeng Greenhouse, doing more and more businesses in the US
Boy Perdaems & Arjan Pauw with Gavita, reporting on ongoing developments in the Canadian market
Matt White & Kyle Barnett with HortAmericas showing the new nanoBoost Nanobubble Generator of Moleaer. http://www.hortidaily.com/article/39653/Yields-increased-thanks-to-higher-level-dissolved-oxygen
Koppert recently launched the new edition of the book Knowing & Recognizing
Knowing and recognizing - the biology of pests, diseases and their natural solutions
Dennis Dullemans & Nico van der Houwen with Agrolux
The buzy bees with Biobest
Jorg Swagemakers with Van Krimpen & their colourful pots
Mayer, Unifortes, DryGair, Visser & Logitec Plus machines were shown by Bellpark Horticulture
And not to be missed of course the Visser cutting transplanting system AutoStix: http://www.hortidaily.com/article/43565/Were-looking-at-100-million-cuttings-through-the-system-this-season
Mayer potting machine
The Logitec Plus Coco Mill
Green-Tek thermal / darkening screens
The NewLux propagation solutions
Supplied with PARUS LED grow light trolley unit
Adam Murphy with Micro Cool Fog Systems
Jan-Kees Boerman with EMS showing the Ethylene & NOx greenhouse measurement tool.
Bart Oudewasselink & Martin Nugteren with Klasmann Deilmann.
Arnold de Kievit, Sales Manager of USA/Canada of Oreon shows their water-cooled LED grow lights
A lot of attention for the Lumigrow fixtures & solutions
Marc Englert with Pelemix - still standing on Tuesday morning
Lock Drives celebrated its ten years presence in the USA
The Nexus Greenhouse Systems
Pieter Kwakernaak & Alexander de Leon with Hoogendoorn
Searching for the right persons on the exhibition was the team with Florasearch Inc.
Kick Jansen, Nico & Arie Luiten & Bert Neeft with their very own greenhouse guru Johan van den Beukel (second to right)
Peter van den Bemd & Ruud van Aperen with MJ Tech, visited by Arlette & Rebekka with HortiDaily / FloralDaily
The Priva team on the Cultivate'18
Julie Vijverberg with G&V Construction & Marcel Schulte with Holland Gaas organised the Insect Netting Benefits Seminar.
The Acrylite coverage is a product by Evonik and is suitable for greenhouse coverage where an extremely high light transmission is required
The Bayer team in front of their flower wall
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