Farmers Roundtable for Web

May 2, 2017

Willoway Nurseries’ Tom Demaline Participates in President Trump’s Farmers Roundtable

Joining other members of the agriculture community, Demaline provided insights on the importance of a reliable guest worker program and offered the greenhouse industry as a resource for the new administration.

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May 1, 2015

2016 Top 100 Growers: Willoway Nurseries (No. 53)

Learn more about Willoway Nurseries, No. 53 on Greenhouse Grower's 2016 Top Growers list.

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December 11, 2012

Willoway Nurseries Tests Robots

Willoway Nurseries is one of a small number of growers testing robots from Harvest Automation as a more efficient and cost-effective method of moving plants in the greenhouse and nursery yard. We asked Willoway’s Tom Demaline for an update on the testing process. GG: How are the robots working? Demaline: It has been good. We worked with Harvest Automation on the alpha and beta testing and working out the kinks with that. We trialed the first production models in October. We ran them about 6 weeks, focusing on consolidating plants for winter. We’re still in the learning curve on how to use the technology. Did the robots physically pick up a plant and move it? Yes. But in these trials they didn’t seem to like to consolidate the plants as much as they like to space them. We just have to learn how to make them more efficient. We’re really […]

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November 2, 2012

Willoway Nursery Tests System For Precision Nutrient Control

This last article in the Water Wisely series presents a case study using previously presented concepts in our series on nutrient management and water delivery systems. These concepts allow growers to precisely manage nutrient supply to plants, which improves plant health and reduces fertilizer inputs. Taking the 4R (right source, right rate, right time, right place) principal into account, I developed the Controlled Nutrient Delivery MicroFeed System (CNDMS), which is leading to advancements in water and nutrient management practices. This system was designed to meet all of the plant’s requirements with accurate control over each input. This revolutionary approach to precise plant nutrition is the result of collaboration between innovative scientific research and progressive technology, formulating the most accurate system available in the nursery, vegetable and floriculture industries. Generally speaking, the key characteristics for generating successful nursery and floriculture crops are proper plant nutrition and appropriate irrigation to meet plant […]

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