Handling Systems
February 2015 – Machines have been saving humans from repetitive, dangerous or less demanding work for decades. Packaging and palletizing robots abound. In horticulture, we have “specialized, embodied artificial intelligent (a.i.) machines,” including transplanters and potting machines. Fruit grading lines, robotic sprayers and un-manned cart pullers are growing up.
February 2015 – Six judges evaluated these vans over two days last fall. Each is a member of Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and they spend a substantial portion of their working year evaluated trucks, vans and vehicles that work for a living. 
Jan. 16, 2015 — It’s not always easy to weigh the benefits of one company over the other when they all say the same thing online.
Oct. 31, 2014, Guelph, Ont. — Reusable plastic containers for packaging of produce show troubling signs of being unsanitary, according to a University of Guelph study.
Automated Sticking and Cutting costs with John Van de Vegte
This video is part of our “Innovation Through Automation” series filmed during the 2013 Ohio Short Course in Columbus. Travis Smith, a technician with Visser NA, describes the company’s new and improved drum seeder.
This video is part of our “Innovation Through Automation” series filmed during the 2013 Ohio Short Course in Columbus. Charlie Grinnell, co-founder and COO of Harvest Automation, describes his company’s robotics system for moving containers. The units have a maximum payload of 23 pounds.
The biggest cost line item in practically any industry these days is labour.
Vineland's robotics and automation trials move into planting and packaging phase.
Early editions of “Inside View” had the same monthly themes as they do now.
Robotic technologies developed in the auto sector are now driving innovation in horticulture.
Can you imagine a greenhouse “populated” by self-propelled and fully automated planting, deleafing, fertilizing, crop scouting, harvesting, sorting and/or packing units?
One of the things I have noticed during my sabbatical in Uganda is that mechanization and automation are not areas that are typically at the top of agendas in agriculture.
Becker Underwood's Julie Graesch explains the best way to handle and store your beneficial nematodes. Julie is a Nematode Field Development Specialist at Becker Underwood.

This is the second video of the series.
Robots could be poised to emerge as a revolutionary technology for the Canadian greenhouse industry.
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