Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

J. Malecki Holdings Limited – Drumbo

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MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, Maria Van Bommel, Mary Ann Malecki and John Malecki

MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex, Maria Van Bommel, Mary Ann Malecki and John Malecki

This farmer knows how to sow with precision. He designed and developed two types of automated precision seeding equipment for use by greenhouse operations that grow cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. The ‘muck bed seeder’ is considered to be among the highest quality and most competitively priced in the market and shows promise in increasing acreage plant yield by 20 to 40 percent.  The ‘tray propagation seeding system’ enabled a team of three people to seed 3,000 trays in a single day, a process that usually takes five people up to a week to complete. The equipment is rented out to other farms and generates 70 per cent of the farm’s income. 


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