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Watering baskets by weight

August 16, 2018
A new weight-based watering system could help growers and retailers ensure uniformity of soil moisture across their hanging baskets.

Once the target basket weight is chosen, the OASIS automated hanging basket system by Control Dekk automatically waters to that weight for every basket on the line. The risk of overwatering – and all its consequences – could be averted. This could save on water, fertilizers and inputs used as well.“OASIS gives growers the confidence that the soil moisture is at the proper level, allowing them focus on other plant needs and gain efficiency with other horticultural practices,” says Jordan Dekker, managing partner.

Control Dekk was formed by Dekker Brothers Greenhouse and long-time controls engineer, initially to improve their soil moisture management in their own operation.

The programmable system also allows for dry down between watering, automated start times and mobile control via a smartphone or tablet.

For greenhouse growers with existing cable conveyor systems or considering a new one, the Oasis hanging basket system can be added on. It comes in a standard and a custom series, and can be tailored to a specific greenhouse operation.

Original article written by Greenhouse Canada, here.

Greenhouse Canada Aug 16, 2018

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- Nick, Henry Mast

"After a trial of one OASIS at the end of our 2016 season, we installed OASIS on all Echos and Boomerangs in our facility. Now I can't imagine growing without it."
- Jason DeGroot, Owner/Head Grower | Bloemenberg Growers Inc.

“The accessibility of the people at OASIS and the user friendliness of the interface are the two key points for me.”
- Zach Smith, Operations Manager | Hood’s Gardens

"OASIS basket watering systems are worth the investment to ensure product quality, productivity, and reduced stress in my life."
- Dale Buist, Owner | Countryside Greenhouse

"We're extremely happy with the OASIS watering system! It takes the guessing out of watering -- simple and accurate."
- Barry Stiffler, Owner | Barry's Ground Cover

"OASIS by Control Dekk really helped our crop quality by attaining an equal target weight after baskets were hung."
- Kevin van Wingerden, Grower | Pacific Growers

- Andy Buist, Owner/Head Grower | Micandy Gardens

"The baskets using OASIS are absolutely beautiful and noticeably stunning. You'll see a noticeable difference in your crop guaranteed."
- Zach Smith, Operations Manager | Hood's Gardens

"Quality has improved for baskets as well as for our floor crops underneath -- I am really enjoying this system!"
- Evan Schnabel, Head Grower | Hood's Gardens

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