Light weight spray booms, developed for Dutch garden plant grower

A Dutch garden plant grower was looking for a compact solution for the automatic spraying of his crop. To protect outdoor crops as economically and efficiently as possible, a modified installation had to be developed. Light weight The offered solution from Micothon is a specially developed installation for this customer which can run in the [...]

Narva Spraying machines ready for pick-up

Micothon Narva spraying systems are the entry class for automatic spraying in professional integrated pest management in greenhouses. One of our Russian customers has decided to invest in an automatic Narva spraying machine. With this, he makes the step to better quality spraying, the reduction of labor and lower operational costs. The installations are assembled [...]

UVC lighting treatment in Gerbera for sustainable mildew control

In our factory in Mijdrecht another fine project is in the making. We are building the first Micothon Flora UVC machine that will be used for mildew treatment in Gerbera. UVC treatment is on the rise to make mildew control more sustainable, and is also used in the treatment of roses. UVC lighting technology is also [...]

Have a safe journey Narvas!

Always great to see a truck being loaded at our factory with new machines at the start of their lives somewhere around the globe. Today we had tropical heat during loading of the 6 Narvas which made this photo extra special for our team, waving them goodbye. Narvas, have a [...]

Micothon robots ready for the next 15,000 hrs.

One of our regular customers have asked us to overhaul two Micothon spray robots and convert them to the 20 cm wider tube-rail system of the customer. These 10 year old machines have the respectable number of running hours of 15,000 hours each in their former life. And after the revision they are ready for [...]

IRIS! Scout robot officially presented to jury GreenTech Award

The IRIS! Scout robot is officially presented to the jury of the GreenTech Innovation Award 2018. The Concept Award will be presented during the GreenTech 2018, which takes place on 12,13 and 14 June at the RAI in Amsterdam. In order to develop the IRIS! Scout robot, a special international partnership was concluded in 2017 [...]

Scoutrobot IRIS! is the winner of the GreenTech Concept Award.

We are proud to announce that the IRIS! Scout Robot won the 2018 GreenTech Innovation Concept Award. The award ceremony took place during the Green Tech Expo at the RAI in Amsterdam. The IRIS! Scoutrobot detects diseases, pests, deficiencies and other plant abnormalities at an early stage and also provides accurate fruit count and yield [...]

Spraying robot back at base since 2003

One of the early Micothon rose spraying robots from 2003 is back at base. Our technicians have taken the owner's machine under their care to be returned after modification. The machine will be used as a spray robot in the cultivation of the silk plant Asclepias (Beatrix). The robot will be equipped with wide booms [...]

Brainstorm session at Wageningen UR on sustainable crop protection

In the March 2018 issue of 'Onder Glas', the Dutch trade magazine for greenhouse horticulture, Henk Oosterom from Hoogeveen Plants in Hazerswoude was interviewed. Subject was the insect suction system that was developed by greenhouse machine builder Micothon for his helleborus nursery to suck up sciara. That article was also read by Prof. dr. Kirsten [...]