Dino-Lite in agriculture, horticulture
and floriculture business
Every agricultural, horticultural or floriculture production company aims to improve plant growth and aims to make the growing process as efficient as possible. There are many challenges to improve quality, nutritional value and the yield of the crop. One of the challenges is to avoid pests to harm plant growth and destroy the crop. Infestations can cause premature leaf fall, bud damage and death of entire plants, with great economic damage as an effect.
The number of small insects that can be found on plants, flowers, fruit or vegetables is countless. The mite for example (over 48.000 species of mites have been described) is a feared insect for cultivation companies, they multiply rapidly and cannot or hardly be observed by the naked eye. The gall mite for example can cause serious infestation to plants such as tomato plants, thousands of gall mites can live on each leaf and they are often overlooked because of their small size (less than 0,1 mm).
Often pesticides are used to prevent pests from spreading, spraying the entire crop or greenhouse does not make any sense is expensive and often harmful for the environment. So localized spraying is needed, for this it is essential that mites, lice, parasites, spores or other pests are detected and localized. This is exactly where the Dino-Lite digital microscope comes in place, Dino-Lites are used in every agricultural, horticultural or floriculture production worldwide and are a great instrument to localize pests, to diminish the usage of pesticides, to grow crops more effectively and to keep them healthy.
See the general introduction videos for more information:
Dino-Lite in use in a
tomato green house
User story: “Integrated Pest management in greenhouses"