February 22, 2016

Why Automate Your Greenhouse?

Automating your greenhouse operation can mean a number of different investments, but the end goal is always to improve efficiency and make everyone’s job easier.

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Cody B. Morse (left) and John P. Gaus stand on the site for the new 15,000-foot facility for Agbotic

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.

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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.

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The single cells move forward, still grouped with their pack, until the pack is positioned in front of an arm that can pick up several individual plants at a time

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.

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Harvest Automation - HV-100

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.

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Havest Automation Robot

February 18, 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.

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May 7, 2014

Free Robot Work Offer From Harvest Automation Makes Spacing Plants Easier For Growers

Harvest Automation's free robot work offer allows growers to use plant moving robots to alleviate one of the most demanding and repetitive tasks. For Flowerwood Nursery, this has led to higher profit margins with fewer workforce headaches.

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January 6, 2014

Harvest Automation And SBI Software Announce Partnership

The partnership between Harvest Automation and SBI Software will integrate Harvest Automation's HV-100 plant-moving robots with Harvest Knowledge, a new cloud-based data collection system, and SBI Software's inventory and production systems.

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Greenhouse Robotics Will Lead To Plant Quality And Yield Improvements

December 5, 2013

The High-Tech Future Of The Greenhouse Grower

For Greenhouse Grower's 30th anniversary look at the future, we spoke to experts in robotics, web technology and production technology to get their opinions on what new opportunities may be in the pipeline for greenhouse growers.

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Vineland Research and Innovation Centre's prototype packaging system

December 2, 2013

The Future Of Automation: Q&A With John Van de Vegte, Vineland Research And Innovation Centre

Robotics research at Vineland Research and Automation Centre are taking a look forward to the future of robots in the greenhouse.

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Harvest Automation's pot-moving robots

December 2, 2013

The Future Of Automation: Q&A With Harvest Automation’s John Kawola

Take a look at the future of robotics in the greenhouse from the perspective of one of the newest robotics companies to join the market.

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Plantduino greenhouse using Arduino

December 2, 2013

Tomorrow’s Greenhouse Techs Are In School STEM Programs Today

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs at the grade-school level are turning out more students familiar with engineering and computer technologies.

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