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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Greenhouse Crop Protection with Smart Spray Technology

Greenhouse Crop Protection is vital at Rose nurseries Porta Nova and SK Roses in the Netherlands. Micothon is the inventor of air-assisted spraying in greenhouses, a technique that results in better penetration and coverage and therefore in better greenhouse crop protection. Together with Porta Nova and SK Roses, Micothon developed Smart Spray Technology. Customers Aad [...]

Dutch interview with Porta Nova in ‘Onder Glas’ magazine.

In the Dutch trade magazine for greenhouse growers 'Onder Glas', Porta Nova's manager Aad van Luijk is very satisfied with the results of the Mark III version of the Micothon automatic sprayer. Download the interview in PDF Onder Glas November 2017.   Report by Jan van Staalduinen, editor 'Onder Glas'.

Combining Pesticides

There may be a time when you want to combine and apply two or more pesticides plus fertilizer for either convenience, to save money, or to reduce equipment wear. When you do combine ingredients you are creating what is known as a tank mix. Tanks mixes can consist of a fungicide and an insecticide to [...]

Porta Nova chooses for 2 Micothon sprayers!

Rose Nursery Porta Nova in Waddinxveen Netherlands considers responsible cropprotection of the utmost importance. “We choose only the best” , say the directors Leon Ducker and Aad van Luijck. So they decided to hire DLV plant to perform an independent research on the best spray technology for their greenhouses. Based on the results of this [...]

Micothon has been rewarded ISO 9001:2011 Certification

Micothon, the leading firm in Greenhouse Spraying Technology is rewarded with the ISO 9001 of its quality management system for development, production, sales and services of and advice on horticultural installations. ISO9001 certification focuses on quality management ensuring that a company’s products are designed, documented and implemented according to the nationally mandated ISO 9001:2011 standards. [...]