Solar energy project at Sundrop Farms among Clean Energy Award finalists

Solar energy project at Sundrop Farms among Clean Energy Award finalists

The large solar project that provides Sundrop Farms Australia with energy and fresh water is nominated for the Clean Energy Council’s 2018 Innovation Award.
Emirates Flight Catering invests 40 million dollar to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility.

Caterer builds world’s largest vertical farming facility

Emirates Flight Catering invests 40 million dollar to build the world’s largest vertical farming facility. In this facility, located near Dubai International Airport, the
The Sweeper consortium was invited to hold the first live demonstration of its new sweet pepper harvesting robot at the De Tuindershoek greenhouse horticulture firm in IJsselmuiden. The so-called ‘Sweeper robot’ is the world’s first harvesting robot for sweet peppers to be demonstrated in a commercial greenhouse.

First demonstration of new sweet pepper harvesting robot in the greenhouse

The Sweeper consortium was invited to hold the first live demonstration of its new sweet pepper harvesting robot at the De Tuindershoek greenhouse horticulture
The use of Direct Current in greenhouse horticulture appears to be a very promising alternative. A pilot in the greenhouse horticulture sector demonstrated a positive business case for the use of Direct Current (DC) for greater durability of components, as well as cost and material savings.

Direct Current highly promising alternative in horticulture

The use of Direct Current in greenhouse horticulture appears to be a very promising alternative. A pilot in the greenhouse horticulture sector demonstrated a
Rob Schoones, team leader of the Priva Academy: "The Priva Academy is a learning environment developed for the Priva organisation worldwide. At present, we are also using this environment to train our partners in the fields of Vertical Farming/Indoor Growing as well as Building Automation and Horticulture."

Presenting the proud winners of the GreenTech Innovation Awards (2)

Four companies were the recipients of a GreenTech Innovation Award, conferred last Tuesday after the opening of the trade fair in the RAI Amsterdam
Sales Engineer Richard Groenewegen from Visser Horti Systems

Presenting the proud winners of the GreenTech Innovation Awards (1)

Four companies were the recipients of a GreenTech Innovation Award, conferred last Tuesday after the opening of the trade fair in the RAI Amsterdam
The rising popularity of vertical farming was clearly demonstrated at the GreenTech trade fair, held this year from 12 to 14 July in the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. GreenTech Amsterdam organised the GreenTech Amsterdam Vertical Farming Pavilion for the second time in a row, in collaboration with the Association for Vertical Farming.

Vertical farming goes to horticulture without horticulturist via data and AI

The rising popularity of vertical farming was clearly demonstrated at the GreenTech trade fair, held this year from 12 to 14 July in the
The ISO++ double screen system from Bom Group is unique in the horticultural industry. It is an innovative double screen system which lets more light through and saves more energy.

Innovative double screen system

The ISO++ double screen system from Bom Group is unique in the horticultural industry. It is an innovative double screen system which lets more
Gridmap is the new technology for moving your harvest trolley in the greenhouse without rails. Now, for the first time, a harvest trolley can move around a greenhouse entirely without rails in the concrete floor or processing area.

Move your harvest trolley with new technology

Gridmap is the new technology for moving your harvest trolley in the greenhouse without rails. Now, for the first time, a harvest trolley can
A consortium of three companies, Ecoation, Metazet FormFlex and Micothon, has launched a new robot for scouting plants in greenhouses.

Robot for scouting plants in greenhouses

A consortium of three companies, Ecoation, Metazet FormFlex and Micothon, has launched a new robot for scouting plants in greenhouses. Revolutionary patented sensors register
HVC is currently installing a capture installation for Bio-CO2 in Alkmaar as a demo trial for the bio-energy power plant. The Bio-CO2 will be tested later this year by greenhouse growers in the far north of the province of Noord-Holland.

HVC energy supplier launches trial for capturing Bio-CO2

HVC is currently installing a capture installation for Bio-CO2 in Alkmaar as a demo trial for the bio-energy power plant. The Bio-CO2 will be
AutoStix

Automate the sticking of cuttings

AutoStix is a revolutionary system designed by Viscon to automate the sticking of cuttings using a patented transplanter and innovative biodegradable strips. AutoStix is
Measuring fruit temperature at the Moors sweet pepper nursery in Someren. A simple infrared sensor does the job.

Smart sensors and dashboards are the future

Sensors that map all the processes in the greenhouse. Drones that perform tasks in the right place in response to clear commands. New technologies
Thanks to the unique pull wire installation robot, working at great heights and installation faults are no longer an issue.

Unique pull wire installation robot

Thanks to the unique pull wire installation robot, working at great heights and installation faults are no longer an issue. Nowadays no greenhouse is
Lowpad

Smart automatic guided vehicle in ultra-low body

In the ornamental industry, mixing and shipping goods on CC trolleys is highly labour-intensive. Growers dislike these trolleys because of their inferior manoeuvrability and
The Plantalyzer

Tool for accurately estimating vine tomato crops

The Plantalyzer is a unique tool for accurately estimating vine tomato crops. It counts the number of vine tomatoes on the plant in the
Effect of disinfectants on quality of irrigation water

Effect of disinfectants on quality of irrigation water

A range of chemicals are used to keep greenhouse pipework clean. They include bleach, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide and ECA water. Growers are concerned
Thinking about light in new project

Thinking about light in new project

Plants, insects, fungi and people perceive light colour and intensity via different organs and pigments. The human eye is particularly sensitive to green light,
HortiNext subscriptions

HortiNext and the GDPR

After all the emails you have received about the GDPR in the past few weeks, we would like to share our response to these
ISO Robot Plug Planting Machine

Plant small plants with robot arms

The ISO Robot Plug Planting Machine is a machine with robot arms that can plant small plants in the ground from a plug tray.
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