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 successfully applied to sports fields and golf courses.
The Flora UVC machine for Gerbera is built on the basis of the Micothon M2 fully automatic spraying robot. The machine is being equiped with height and width adjustable light fixtures for effective application of UVC light.
Advantages of UVC light treatment
The advantages of UVC light treatment are great. It is environmentally friendly and much cheaper than spraying. It saves on chemicals, the biological balance in the greenhouse is not disturbed. There is less growth inhibition and the yield and quality is higher because of a healthier crop. The employees can continue their work without risk, immediately after the light treatment, so that their productivity is also higher.
We already have supplied a number of installations for the treatment of roses.
Watch the Flora UVC video on our YouTube Channel.
Also interested in UVC light treatment of your crop? Contact Theo Straathof at Micothon and challenge us!