Last week we visited one of our rose farms in Ecuador. We were invited to come see this brand new post-harvest machine, imported from Holland.
This machine can classify up to 8100 stems per hour! Roses are “hanging” in this method and become part of a brand new type of post-harvesting process, unique to Ecuador. There are 4 cameras that take a picture from different angles checking stem length, cutting stage, and head-size. There are even UV Rays to detect possible phytosanitary problems on each stem. After that, the machine can also defoliate every stem according to the stem length. It’s great to see more and more technology being introduced in the flower industry!