Nursery Papers: Fostering innovation within production nurseries

BACKGROUND: The greenlife industry, like other horticultural and agricultural industries has been on a steady path of modernisation, automation and digitalisation over the last decade.

Technology has the power to transform a nursery production business. Automated potting machines, mixers and conveyors have greatly increased productivity whilst advances in irrigation and Integrated
Pest Management have improved the profitability in production nurseries.

Advances in water management, waste and recycling are also boosting the industry’s sustainability credentials.

And with 67% of nursery production businesses investing in infrastructure in the most recent survey, including 37% in brand new technology, its clear that there is huge momentum in the growth of innovation on-farm.

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