October 02, 2015
American Vegetable Grower magazine recently featured a trial that Harvest is running with Grimmway farms. The trial is looking at growing food in containers and HV-100 robots play in integral roll in moving the containers to maximize efficiency.
March 03, 2015
In a day and age in which time is money, efficiency is top of mind for most growers. So when it’s possible to automate a task and reassign those employees to other, more productive and valuable tasks, the payoff can be high.
February 03, 2015
Metrolina Greenhouses improves worker health and safety, addresses labor shortages and realizes a return on their investment in under one year.
January 21, 2015
If you’re eating a salad for lunch today, there’s a good chance it came from California’s Salinas Valley, the rich agricultural area an hour’s drive south of Silicon Valley where more than two-thirds nation’s leafy greens are produced. There’s also a decent chance it got to your plate with the help of a robot.
December 17, 2014
Ten of the most innovative emerging leaders in AgTech have been selected to participate in the Thrive Accelerator Program, slated to take place in Salinas, California this January. More than 40 AgTech companies from Peru, Israel, Switzerland, Panama, France, UK, Ireland and from across the USA pitched their teams, technology and visions for growth at the Thrive Accelerator's Seed Camp yesterday. The initiative is driven by SVG Partners and Forbes.
September 10, 2014
Ready for winter? HV-100 robots make collection of plants for winter protection easy.
August 13, 2014
Learn how the HV-100 can increase the number of plants on a bed by up to 15%.
July 23, 2014
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July 10, 2014
Bailey Nurseries discovers how best to use robots to space plants with drip tape. Together they save time, labor and water.
July 17, 2014
Harvest Automation explores the use of robots to consolidate fields freeing up valuable field space for new plants, and reducing the work required to select plants for shipping.
May 01, 2014
Begun as the backyard hobby of Harry H. Smith, Flowerwood Nursery was incorporated as a nursery in 1946. Today Flowerwood is a third generation family-owned wholesale nursery selling only to the trade with locations in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Flowerwood provides broadleaf evergreens, conifers, deciduous shrubs, grasses, groundcovers, trees, perennials, and seasonal color throughout the Southern and Mid-Atlantic states.
May 12, 2014
Meet Harvey, a hardworking employee who may be showing up more frequently at California nurseries and greenhouses. A 90-pound robot, Harvey is designed to continuously perform repetitive tasks, such as moving, spacing, collecting and consolidating the millions of containers that nursery operators use to grow and deliver plants to customers.
May 01, 2014
When George Hackney first decided to buy robots to move plants on his 600 acre nursery in Quincy FL, it was the typical reasons that led him to that decision: reducing his dependence on an unpredictable seasonal workforce; and lowering the cost of performing this arduous but critical task. But it was what he discovered as the robots got to work that surprised him most.