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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2016
Automation Generates Sustainable Efficiency At Green Circle Growers
The Oberlin, OH-based operation provides its growers with the automation tools necessary to produce high-quality plants cost-effectively and sustainably.
September 28, 2015
Agbotic Builds Greenhouse To Test Precision Watering And Tilling Robot
Technology start-up Agbotic, based in the Potsdam, N.Y., has been testing a prototype of its agricultural robot in smaller greenhouses for the last year. The company is now building a 15,000-square-foot greenhouse to further test the robot’s capabilities.
September 24, 2015
AgriNomix Helps Keepsake Plants Cut Labor Costs With Automated Trimming
Keepsake Plants reduced labor for trimming Hydrangeas from 60 people to 28 by automating the process with AgriNomix Venti Trimmers.
September 24, 2015
How Spring Meadow Nursery’s Custom Sorting Machine Keeps Its Young Plants Uniform
The Michigan-based nursery uses automation to cut apart trays of immature plants and regroups them into new trays of similar-sized plants.
March 2, 2015
Robots Grab Hold Of Growers’ Material Handling Needs
Harvest Automation’s HV-100 robots automate one of the hardest, most labor-intensive jobs at growing operations – plant spacing. With more technology coming, investing in robots could become even more realistic for growers of all sizes.