New Product Shorts
August 25, 2008
Prophesy Dispatch and TrackerSeries now work in tandem with the TransCore GlobalWave satellite trailer tracking device to improve accuracy and reliability when managing and assigning trailers. The Prophesy Dispatch automatically imports GPS data from the GlobalWave devices and updates the trailer data throughout the system.
SBI Nursery Software:
Instead of checking each plant for phytosanitary integrity at the shipping dock, SBI has developed a USNCP Certification add-on module that allows certified nurseries to more readily ship across the border to Canada by certifying a grower's process instead. The system also helps track and keep a paper trail on the plants.
Don't Call Me Short
ITML Horticultural Products, Inc.:
With its stone-like appearance, the 13.51 DecoStone Squat Pot has an extra wide base for stability and a dual drain bottom for drainage. Designed to accommodate a greater volume of soil, the Squat Pot comes in a variety of sizes and colors.
Pest Control Approved
Recently approved for use in California, Syngenta Flagship Insecticide Granules are formulated specifically for the systemic control of insect pests on ornamental plants grown in greenhouses and nurseries, as well as Christmas trees. Flagship G (granule) can be added directly to plant containers or mixed into the growing media.
A Portable Dose
For large or small greenhouses, the new DosaCart is a portable chemical dispensing system that is specially designed for Dosatron Injectors. The DosaCart can hook up to a garden hose and fertilize plants as you water. Its 15-gallon tank capacity delivers up to 7,500 gallons of finished solution at 500:1.
Sugary Insect Solution
The environmentally friendly SorbiShield 90 from Natural Forces is a sugar-based insecticide that uses sorbitol octanoate as its active ingredient. Ideal for commercial greenhouse, nursery and food growers, SorbiShield 90 provides soft-bodied pest control by burning holes in their outer covering, causing them to dry out quickly.
For greenhouse automation, Link4's iGrow 1600 provides true predictive control, EC and pH monitoring and control, soil moisture sensing vent position sensing, and control of both heating and cooling systems. The iGrow 1600 is available with a backup sensor and password protection.