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 [...]

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'.

Micothon Russia signs another contract with “Ovoschevod” (trade mark Botanika)

Micothon has signed a contract with “Ovoschevod” (trade mark Botanika) for the delivery of another 6 sprayers model Narva. “Ovoschevod” is a leader in the production of cucumber in Volgograd region.  3 Micothon sprayers have already been successfully used in the enterprise since autumn, 2016. The machines are ready to be tested and shipped end of [...]

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 [...]