New Product Shorts

New Product Shorts

Trailer Tracking
Prophesy Dispatch:

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.
www.mile.com

Add-On Benefit
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.
www.sbinursery.com

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.
www.itml.com

Pest Control Approved
Syngenta:
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.
www.syngenta-us.com

A Portable Dose
Dosatron:

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.
www.dosatronusa.com

Sugary Insect Solution
Natural Forces:

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.
www.naturalforcesllc.com

Greenhouse Automator
Link4:

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.
www.link4corp.com

Leave a Reply

More From Equipment...
Mist-Benches-at-PlantWorks-feature

January 29, 2018

How Plantworks Uses Unique Watering Approaches

The North Carolina-based nursery is trialing flood beds in its perennial houses, and is also replacing its misting systems.

Read More
Hanging-Basket-Trimmer-at-Kube-Pak-feature

January 17, 2018

Self-Designed Hanging Basket Trimmer at Kube-Pak Saves Time, Money

Kube-Pak recently designed its own trimmer to improve efficiency in hanging basket production. The early returns have been very promising.

Read More
Monitoring the plant canopy for temperature

December 9, 2017

Infrared Thermometers for Monitoring Plant and Substrate Temperatures

Growers use many tools to monitor the greenhouse environment. Learn about the best practices for using an infrared thermometer to measuring plant temperature.

Read More
Latest Stories
Mist-Benches-at-PlantWorks-feature

January 29, 2018

How Plantworks Uses Unique Watering Approaches

The North Carolina-based nursery is trialing flood beds in its perennial houses, and is also replacing its misting systems.

Read More
Hanging-Basket-Trimmer-at-Kube-Pak-feature

January 17, 2018

Self-Designed Hanging Basket Trimmer at Kube-Pak Saves …

Kube-Pak recently designed its own trimmer to improve efficiency in hanging basket production. The early returns have been very promising.

Read More
Monitoring the plant canopy for temperature

December 9, 2017

Infrared Thermometers for Monitoring Plant and Substra…

Growers use many tools to monitor the greenhouse environment. Learn about the best practices for using an infrared thermometer to measuring plant temperature.

Read More
Hanging-Basket-Watering-System-WaterPulse-feature

December 2, 2017

15 Tools That Can Help You Maximize Water Quality and E…

New advancements in water management and irrigation are making it easier for you to manage your water use. Here’s a look at some of the latest offerings from leading suppliers, and how you can best incorporate them into your greenhouse.

Read More

September 29, 2017

Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream

The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]

Read More
Soil Dosage Bunkers at Meyers Greenhouses feature

September 22, 2017

An Up-Close Look at Meyers Greenhouses’ Central Soil De…

Head Grower Aron Hoff was looking for a way to customize soil mixes on multiple planting lines in real time. The system he’s now using makes the process much simpler.

Read More
Dramm TracFOG Nozzle Extension

June 2, 2017

Dramm Adds New Feature to Its Fogging System, Updates O…

Dramm is now offering an optional nozzle extension for its line of TracFog PTO-driven fog systems. Meanwhile, the company has also updated its online forum to make it easier to find product solutions quickly.

Read More
Bellpark Horticulture and Visser Shipping System

May 31, 2017

New Greenhouse Conveyors Help Automation Become More Fu…

The latest conveyor and shipping systems from leading manufacturers are designed to be more versatile and customized to any operation. Here’s a look at the newest models.

Read More
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.

Read More
Argus Multi-Feed RM - feature

March 26, 2017

Feeding System Allows For More Precise Delivery of Nutr…

Argus Controls’ Multi-Feed RM100 is designed to help producers custom-feed their plants based on specific nutrient recipes.

Read More
Emerald Coast Growers Seed RoomTight feature

March 22, 2017

An Inside Look at Emerald Coast Growers’ New Seed…

Florida-based liner producer Emerald Coast Growers custom retrofitted and expanded an existing greenhouse, with the goal of increasing production efficiency.

Read More
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.

Read More
Visser PC 16 Transplanter feature

February 13, 2017

How to Find a Greenhouse Transplanter for Every Grower&…

Equipment manufacturers have recognized a void in the market for machinery that appeals to growers of all sizes and budgets. Here are some affordable options to consider investing in to improve your operation’s efficiency.

Read More
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.

Read More
DRAMM PulsFOG

February 1, 2017

DRAMM: 75 Years of Innovation

This manufacturer and distributor of horticultural tools and equipment has a long history of developing inventive new technology that solves problems for its customers.

Read More
Botany Lane Greenhouses

January 27, 2017

Why Botany Lane Grows Poinsettias On Capillary Mats

A move to watering mats cut water and fertilizer use, production time, and labor for this Colorado-based grower.

Read More
Ever Bloom Robot Sprayer feature

January 23, 2017

New Automation Systems Improve Spraying and Harvesting

In response to increasing regulations on labor, Ever-Bloom Inc. decided to invest in new automation technology that also dramatically improves efficiency.

Read More
Bouldin and Lawson Precision Needle Seeder feature

January 19, 2017

How You Can Get More Precise With Your Seeder

Bouldin & Lawson’s Precision Needle Seeder is designed to improve accuracy when sowing small, difficult seeds.

Read More