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Theo Straathof observes that real innovation does not happen very quickly: ‘Innovative spraying technology is slowly trickling through to practice’

Crop Protection

Interview by Jan van Staalduinen, Vakblad Onder Glas, April 2022

The importance of precise and efficient spraying is steadily increasing and growers seem to realize this more and more. This has not yet led to an enthusiastic embrace of innovative spraying techniques, notes Theo Straathof, manufacturer of spraying equipment. “New techniques that have proven their worth in recent years are only slowly trickling through to practice. It could be a little faster, because the bottlenecks are getting bigger.”

New narrow spraying machine with a large wingspan.

Equipment Vegetables

Micothon presents: The Flamingo!

A large grower of tomato plants was looking for a spraying machine for the automatic spraying of its client’s plants. The spraying machine had to be suitable for an ebb and flood irrigation floor, narrow enough to be able to drive through the plants and high enough to also be able to treat the higher crops. Micothon therefore developed a special extra narrow sprayer. It has a unique transport guide that keeps the machine neatly in the guide track of the floor.

Crop protection with a vacuum cleaner? Really?


People need clean and healthy food and greenhouse-grown vegetables are a very good way of supplying them. This very attractive food has to be protected against a variety of insects that damage either the fruits or the whole plants. That is why modern growers avoid the use of chemicals and rely on beneficial insects: the so-called Integrated Pest Management. (IPM)

Golden medal for Narva UVC crop protection system

PPP Vegetables

Micothon has won a gold medal at the “Protected Soils of Russia” show with its Narva UVC machine. This exhibition, held in Moscow from 7-9 October 2020 with the support of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, has become a leading event for professional greenhouse horticulture in 17 years.

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Easy to use
The UVGI+ system is battery powered and self propelled. By the push of the starterbutton the machine starts at the most effective speed. Not too fast, not too slow, just right to get the best result. The only thing the operator has to focus on is to steer the machine in the space available.