Crop Protection

Result of crop protection in greenhouses depends 50% on the plant protection products (PPP) and 50% on the spraying technique.

In other words: you are better off giving your crop an expert spraying with a friendly plant protection product than spraying it badly with a good quality agent.

In order to achieve optimal results, Micothon spraying machines are designed to help you spray less and better.

This is a proven concept of automatic spraying to control mildew, spidermite and whitefly. The results are considerable savings on PPP and labour costs, in greenhouse vegetable treatment, as well as rose and gerbera treatment.

Air-assisted system for better pestcontrol

Micothon is the inventor of air-assisted spraying in greenhouses, a technique that results in better penetration and coverage and therefore in better protection. To guarantee the effectiveness of the Micothon spraying system we have subjected this spraying technology to extensive testing.

Testresults crop protection using air supported spraying machines

In practical tests, with reviews and conclusions, the ecologic and economic importance of optimal spraying is described as vital for integrated pest management in greenhouses. The results with the first 20 air-assisted Micothon M II spraying machines, compared to traditional spraying systems are listed in a report that can be downloaded below.

The test results show that when using a Micothon air assisted spraying system:

  • The spraying result is 79% better than with a standard spraying machine
  • The interval between spraying sessions is increased from 22 days to 44 days, which means 17 fewer spray sessions a year
  • A grower with a 4 ha greenhouse will recover the cost of the machine within a year.
  • What’s more, less spraying means less harm to the environment, brings about a considerable reduction in labour while also reducing the work risks.

Download report: savings on Micothon usage