Labeled-Trays-from-ISO-Line

February 4, 2018

Automation Turns to Data at Four Star Greenhouse

When Four Star Greenhouse needed its ISO machines to do more than stick cuttings, three businesses came together to come up with an innovative solution.

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Metrolina-Fork-Lift-1

January 24, 2018

Automation Never Stops, Even for the Biggest Growers

Metrolina Greenhouses has designed a unique forklift system to help move plants more efficiently at its newest perennial facility.

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ISO-Group-Transplanter-feature

December 11, 2017

Evaluating Robotic Transplanters for Plant Cuttings

There are several factors that might affect your decision to invest in transplant robots, based on initial observations and reported information about available equipment.

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Visser Autostix

June 17, 2017

Visser, Ball Partner on New Sticking Technology for Cuttings

The new AutoStix system is designed to provide better consistency and uniformity with shipped cuttings, easier and more reliable counting, automatic transplanting, and optional buffering in the peak season.

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Irrigation boom at Cavicchio Greenhouses

May 23, 2017

The Road to Sustainability at Cavicchio Greenhouses

Incremental changes to reduce its carbon footprint have paid off in greater efficiency and public recognition for this Massachusetts greenhouse grower.

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ISO Cutting Machine

May 16, 2017

The Top 100 Growers are Investing in More Technology to Offset Labor Shortages

Labor has traditionally been among growers’ most significant costs, but the continued rising costs and lack of available labor are currently two very heavy burdens that growers have to bear. As the labor supply dwindles, the Top 100 Growers discuss their next steps toward investing in technology to streamline efficiency at their respective operations.

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Pic-O-Mat Vision system feature

March 3, 2017

How Growers Can Make the Most of Automation

A Greenhouse Grower Top 100 Grower says investing in automation can reap several long-term benefits, as long as you do so for the right reasons.

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ISO Cutting Machine

February 4, 2017

Getting to the Next Generation of Greenhouse Automation

The most successful growers in the future will be those that are willing to accept and invest in new technology.

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January 25, 2017

State of the Industry 2017: Growers are Ready to Invest to Alleviate Labor Pains

Greenhouse Grower's 2017 State of the Industry Survey revealed that grower investment in technology is imminent due to the cost and availability of labor, to improve efficiency, expand their growing operations, and allow employees to concentrate on higher value jobs that are less labor-intensive.

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bell-nursery nc-planting-lines

November 15, 2016

Thoughts For Greenhouse Growers To Consider When Automating

With labor getting scarce and minimum wages on the rise, Cole Mangum of Bell Nursery says it’s time to take a closer look at automating your operation.

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Dallas Johnson Greenhouses has significantly reduced the amount of time and labor spent pulling and processing orders, while improving plant quality at retail

October 1, 2016

Political Stalemate On Labor Means Your Opportunity To Automate

Despite the frustrating nature of our current political climate, now may be the best time for you to address your long-term labor and automation needs.

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Floricultura Bench Pulling System

July 31, 2016

Automation Saves Labor And Space At Floricultura Pacific

This Salinas, CA, orchid grower brings plants to its workers through automation that saves valuable time and takes full advantage of available growing space.

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