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Success story: JZB wins with OverGrower!

27 апреля 2024
In 2023 OverGrower helped grow two giant champion pumpkins!

Austrian giant pumpkin grows under the control of the OverGrower plant automation system

The Berndorf Youth Center in Austria (JZB) has been growing giant pumpkins since 2014.
The first pumpkins only weighed in at around 100 kg, but since then the growers from Berndorf have been able to continuously increase their weight.

Back in 2016, the JZB made it into the results list of a globally recognized GPC weighing event for the first time with 238.6 kg, specifically in Tulln at the Austrian Giant Pumpkin Championships.

GPC represents the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth and cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins and other giant fruits worldwide by establishing standards and regulations that ensure fruit quality, fairness of competition, recognition of achievement, fellowship and education for all participating growers and weigh stations.

More detailed lists of results, as well as interesting tips and details about growing giant pumpkins, can be found on the GPC website:

JZB Company Results at the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Competition

The JZB has been using the Overgrower since 2022.

Initially only for fertilizer processing (automatic adjustment of pH value & EC value).
But now also for controlling the complex infrastructure of their greenhouse!

So, back in 2022, a giant pumpkin of 588.5 kg was grown under the control of the OverGrower device
Link to news article: Pumpkin The Winner of European Championship 2022

And in 2023, JZB again took two prizes at once:
- The first place went to the pumpkin fruit with a weight of 884,5 kg!
- The second place went to the pumpkin fruit with a weight of 720,8 kg!

We invite you to watch the video of the Great Victory:

Rainer Ramharter, a grower at the JZB:

«There are lots of fans, pumps, spray nozzles, heaters, etc. in the greenhouse tunnel.

Previously, we had to use separate control systems for all the devices, for example to automatically activate the cooling or set the lighting correctly.

With the Overgrower, control in the tunnel is significantly simplified, and all relevant systems can be operated with just one device.

This not only saves a lot of time, it also significantly increases reliability.

Last year, we didn't have a single system failure, which obviously did our record pumpkin weighing 884.5 kg a lot of good.»

The OverGrower device will help turn your farming experience into a success story, minimizing hassle and costs!

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Cultivating two giant pumpkins under the control of OverGrower automation in Austria

News Story - Giant Pumpkins and OverGrower