Tag: custom built solutions

Ivy sprayer

Hedera plant protection with better leaf coverage and less plant protection product.

A large Hedera grower had been looking many years for a way to protect his plants better against insects and also save on spraying agent.

Micothon decided to take up that challenge with him: by applying new techniques it should be possible to obtain optimal leaf coverage in a difficult crop such as Hedera. After all, the lifetime of a standard spray pipe with nozzles is ending. Together with the customer, we developed a new spraying technology with air support, built a prototype and tested the results on his crop. These results were so promising that we continued developing and perfecting the machine. With the Micothon Ivy we now have the ideal solution for demanding growers who want to use less spraying agent.

Digitally adjustable fluid delivery and spray direction

An important feature of the Micothon Ivy is the digital adjustability of the liquid deposit. This makes it possible to skip certain parts of the crop or to give hardly infected spots a lower dose. In addition, the spraying direction of the moving spray arms is also digitally adjustable. That way the leaf coverage can be accurately adjusted to the shape and height of the crop. This gives a double effect: lower costs for spraying agents and better crop growth because there is no growth inhibition.

Autonomous operation saves labour

The Micothon Ivy drives by itself through the path. Its sensors automatically direct the machine. The liquid delivery and spray direction are set upfront. So, the improved spraying technology also leads to considerable labour savings.

Durable and thoroughly reliable

Micothon builds its sprayers for a long lifetime in harsh conditions. That starts with a strong frame and sheet metal made of stainless steel. In addition, we only use parts and components that have been tested and proven to be reliable.

Micothon IVY: THE NEW approach to crop protection.

Our customer was looking for a better technology to protect his crops. The dense hedera crop is difficult to protect against insects. This grower wanted a 100 % spray coverage, especially when using modern biobased products. His request for a solution led to the development of the Micothon Ivy.

Many new technologies:
– Newly developed air blast technology for the best leaf coverage.
– Digitally guided spray direction for automatic adjustment to different crops
– Automatic drive and steering on the 40 cm concrete path’s.
– Remote control by an operator for minimal physical labour.
– Automatic winding and rewinding of hose and cable without physical labour.

The results after working half a year with the Micothon Ivy.
– Significant less use of plant protection products per spray turn (40-60 % less).
– Better crop protection results.
– Easy job for the spray crew.

Micothon: We help you to spray less and better.

Want to know more about the Micothon Ivy? Contact us at Micothon and challenge us with your request.

Vacuum systems for insect extraction

Growing food without chemicals is a dream slowly coming true for many greenhouse growers. One of the available technologies coming up is the vacuum extraction of insects.

It is a proven system to control flying insects. The technology is for instance used in young plants. With the more powerful systems it is also possible to suck insects out of bigger plants.

Sustainable greenhouse crop protection in cresses.

Developed in co-operation with Koppert Cress and De Vette engineering, in the Netherlands to combat flying insects in cresses.

Sustainable and effective crop protection against Sciara.

A Micothon spraying cart was converted to an extractor with four hoods and fans which can cover four flowerbeds with a total width of 8 meter.

By fully automatic daily treatment, the insects are easily controlled without the use of pesticides. The technology proved to be successful which opens up many possibilities for likewise applications.

For young plants propagation it is especially important to start free from harmful insects. Automatic vacuum extraction is a very attractive way to protect them against flying insects without the need of chemicals.

Your advantages with regard to Micothon’s vacuum extraction of insects:

  1. You have no costs for chemicals.
  2. Plant growth is not slowed down by spray fluid so more production for you.
  3. With this innovative technology, you satisfy the customers “no residue” wish: You will become a frontrunner in the market.

Strawberry Runner Sprayer

This used Micothon Spraying Robot has been overhauled for a UK based strawberry propagation nursery.

Since the robot will be used for various heigths of crop in three different greenhouses at this new customer, the machine had to be equipped with a height-adjustable mast.

The 15 years old stainless steel construction of the machine could perfectly be reconfigurated for an exiting new life in Britain.

This is another fine example of custom-made solutions from our specialists in Mijdrecht, the Netherlands. To find out what we can do for you, please contact us. We are happy to help.

Gutter Cleaner

The Micothon Crop Gutter Cleaner is a simple and effective solution to clean the gutters of your greenhouse, using standard parts in an affordable ready-to-use setup. A no-nonsense solution from our team in Mijdrecht.

Watch the short video during the first testrun in the greenhouse in our Micothon Specials YouTube movie.

Garden Plant Sprayer

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 space that is only 30 cm wide between the tables with plants. We work with newly developed lightweight booms of 6 meters left and right. The two spray booms are adjustable in height.

The machine automatically chooses the right row to spray the plants with a spray width of 12 meters. We are proud of this nice compact solution.

Based on the proven reliability of the Micothon automatic spray robot, with the necessary adjustments for outdoor use, this is another strong piece of development technology from the team in Mijdrecht.

Want to know more about us and our solutions? Contact Theo Straathof at Micothon and challenge us!