From hands and feet to robots and spreadsheets©
It is said necessity is the mother of all invention, and for our company this is very true. Although we didnt invent anything, certain economic situations made it necessary for us to reinvent our production methods. The economic slowdown that started in late 2008 and dragged out for many years set a new course for Deckers Nursery that we are still traveling. This is the journey we took to mechanize our company.
To better understand the journey, it will help to understand our company. Deckers Nursery was founded in 1921 by Paul Offenberg. He was a professionally trained Horticulturalist from Holland who immigrated here and used his skills to start Paul Offenburg Nursery. Through hard work and a lot of effort, the nursery grew, relocated a couple of times and reorganized into the company that is Deckers Nursery today. The Nursery focuses on propagation and wholesale nursery production.
Miller, M. 2016. From hands and feet to robots and spreadsheets©. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1140:231-234