Strawberries

Every grower knows powdery mildew is an expensive problem which needs careful and effective control.

Thorvald provides that control, protecting your valuable crop through the application of UV-light, each and every night, so you and your team don’t have to. Efficient, autonomous, sustainable and cost-effective, Thorvald is a reliable partner for every strawberry grower.

Oliver Pascall, Clock House Farm

"We have been using Thorvald for a number of years now and for the past few years the partnership has really strengthened. I think this is allowing Clock House farm to be right at the leading edge of robotic innovation in soft fruit."

Powdery mildew treatment

A fleet of 3 robots conducting light treatment on strawberry plants in the UK. Exposing strawberry plants to shortwave light on a weekly basis is highly effective in controlling powdery mildew. The treatment must be applied at night in order for it to perform optimally, but as treatment is delivered autonomously by a driverless robot unit, it saves labour over conventional fungicide application. The light treatment also generates significant added value through direct cost savings and the environmental benefits of reduced fungicide use.

Light treatment

Thorvald is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution with no direct CO2 emissions during operation.

Controls powdery mildew

Light treatment controls powdery mildew without chemical inputs by exposing strawberry plants to shortwave light on a weekly basis. Research and real-life usage show this to be highly effective at controlling powdery mildew.

Autonomous application

The treatment is applied at night (allowing it to perform optimally), by Thorvald, our autonomous robot, saving labour over conventional fungicide application.

Environmental benefits

The light treatment also generates significant added value through direct cost savings and the environmental benefits of reduced fungicide use.

Treated strawberry

Beyond light treatment

Today we are focused on providing UV-light treatment to our customers. But one of the key benefits of the Thorvald system is that it is modular, so we can create a variety of tools and services tailored to your needs.