Labeling Technology in Horticulture

August 10, 2017

RFID Tags on trees

Labeling Technology Emerges in Horticulture

Labeling technology continues to develop, even though it’s developed over the past 20 years. While the retail industry has embraced the accountability and organization that it offers, the horticulture industry is slow to adapt. In this blog, we will explore the various ways these innovations can be applied and enhance business. Grow with a clear understanding of what your plants experience. Because while the industry is slow to adapt, it seems this is the future of horticulture.

Labeling Technology - RFID Tags by Label Gator
woman watering plants

Uses for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

  • Measure which plants receive water, fertilizer, etc.
  • Efficiently keep track of inventory – including with the use of a drone
  • Capture information from up to 25 feet away with ease
  • Save time with the Internet of Things (IoT) to check in periodically

woman puts plants on shelf
How Does RFID Also Impact My Growing Cycle?

Using RFID technology increases accountability and effective communication as well as save time and money. Considering RFID tags work on livestock, the technology is robust and ready for any environment. Empower your team to grow with precision at every stage of the growing cycle. What once was difficult is now so much easier.

RFID & NFC label

Ultra High Frequency (UHF)

UHF labels, also known as passive RFID labels, created from RFID UHF inlay and a barcode label.  It is then printed and encoded by UHF printers.


Near Field Communication (NFC)

NFC labels are labels that are rooted in RFID technology. They also communicate with devices, including smartphones, that are within 1.6 inches. Download the free app, Easy NFC Writer, to simply and effectively program NFC labels. This provides opportunities to create an ease with your customer relationships. Link them to important web pages, especially ones to make it easier for customers to care for their plant.

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Uses for NFC

  • Processing Payments
  • Sending customers to social media pages or website
  • Sharing videos
  • Sharing photos
  • Directing customers to methods of contacting your business

Learn about the labeling and automation solutions that Label Gator offers. See how you can save time, money and labor with our Product Guide. Click here to download the guide.

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