Tag: UVC Solutions

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  • Flora UVC

    New key to modern chemical free plant protection against fungi.

    UV beams are part of the natural sunbeams and largely around us on a sunny day. One of the wavelengths from the UV beams(the Uvc wavelength) kills virusses, bacteries and fungi. This property can be used for Uvc disinfecting, and is a commonly used technology in food and medical sectors. Micothon develops and produces mobile and stationary solutions that can control and kill the fungi on growing plants in greenhouses.

    About UVC:

    UVC systems are cost effective and environmentally friendly. Many thousands of applications are in use today disinfecting water for millions of people around the world. The field of ultraviolet technology is receiving much attention from consumers, business, academia and government. The absence of chemicals makes it a safe and green technology. The economic advantages make it attractive to increase the number of possible applications. Harnessing the power of Ultraviolet technology to improve the water, air and environment provides a significant and lasting benefit to humans everywhere.

    Extended use against mildew and botrytis in greenhouses: FLORA UVC

    There is a growing demand from producers and customers to decrease the amount of pesticides needed for crop protection.

    Micothon developed several solutions to make this technology ready for practical use on life plants in greenhouses.

    UVC crop protection is financially and socially very attractive.

    The benefits of the technology in greenhouse crops are:

    1. Modern technology for forerunners who see the changing customers demands.
    2. Large savings on costs for chemicals and sulfur. Your savings: Up to 0,50€ / m2/year.
    3. Higher production: no spraying so no grow delay due to fungi spraying. Your profit: Up to 1€/m2/yr.
    4. Higher production due to healthier, shinier crop. Your profit: Up to 0,20€ /m2/year.
    5. Beneficial Biology is not affected by chemicals so you have less costs for replacement.
    6. Low operational costs ( for electrical power less than 1 €/hr.)
    7. Employees can safely continue with harvest and crop care immediately after application; so higher productivity.

    For more information, e-mail Theo Straathof at Micothon.

    Micothon Flora UVC: Let the light protect your crop!

    Narva UVC

    Successful testresults and proven technology against fungi

    Micothon has developed this chemical free application for combating fungi like mildew and botrytis in greenhouse crops.

    Multiple installations have been successfully implemented in 2019, thanks to a promising trial with the machine in the Dutch Wageningen University greenhouse, in which scientific research is carried out into the effects of UVC light treatment of mildew.

    Custom Made for easy application
    The Narva UVC machine makes easy automatic crop protection available for many greenhouse crops. Every machine is custom made for your crop. It is assembled by Micothon in The Netherlands with the proven technology of the Metazet Formflex battery-powered Narva tube rail trolley.

    Modern, safe and green Technology
    Thanks to the technology and intelligent programming of the machine software, the UVC machine is safe for people and crops. This non chemical fungi control is effective and also a modern green technology. Employees can safely continue with harvest and crop care immediately after application; so higher productivity.

    Economical advantages: UVC systems are cost effective and environmentally friendly.
    1. You will have large savings on costs for chemicals.
    2. Beneficial Biology is not affected by chemicals so less costs for replacement.
    3. You will have Low operational costs; just electricity for the lamps.
    4. You will have no grow delay due to fungi spraying. This brings you healthier, shinier crops.
    5. Higher product quality due to a healthier and more biological crop.

    Micothon supplies a special FloraUVC robot for Wageningen UR research on mildew control.

    Mildew control in roses is a part of the research at Wageningen University & Research (WUR).

    For this ‘Perfect Rose’ project, Senior researcher Kirsten Leiss of the Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture has invited Micothon to deliver a special FloraUVC robot for this mildew research.

    The aim of the research is to establish scientifically how great the effect of UVC light is on mildew fungi. These fungal infections can be combated with UVC.

    Micothon has extensive experience in integrating UVC light solutions into existing cultivation systems for various crops. The FloraUVC installation is built on the proven technology of tube-rail robots from Micothon and Metazet. Thanks to improved technology and intelligent programming of the machine software, the machine is safe for people and crops.

    The photo shows the machine as it is put into operation in the test greenhouse.

    A short video of the first few meters in the greenhouse, filmed by Theo Straathof in the testfacility.

    Sports UVC

    UVC180
    Biological fungus control

    Keep your sports grounds fungus free with sustainable disease prevention by means of UV-C light, and at the same time disinfect the grounds to optimise safety for players.

    The UVC180 is developed with our sales-partner SGL-System in Waddinxveen, The Netherlands.

    Visit the website of SGL-System for more info.