AUTONOMOUS GROWING

Optimize and realize your unique crop strategy with AI

The world population is growing rapidly, and our planet lacks the resources to feed everyone in the traditional way. Greenhouses offer an efficient way to produce food and flowers in a sustainable manner. But the number of people with expertise of growing crops in greenhouses is declining every year. At the same time, energy management is increasing in complexity. How do we turn these challenges into opportunities?

With our service Crop Controller you can control your greenhouses from a few compartments to tens of hectares. Now you can increase yield, reduce costs and minimize risks whilst keeping control. Greenhouse growers can easily connect their glass greenhouse and rely on proven world-class data models, award winning technology and experienced Autonomous Greenhouse Managers. Download our leaflet about Crop Controller here.

View how autonomous growing with Crop Controller works in this 1,5 minute animation.

How autonomous growing with Crop Controller works

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Crop Controller optimizes and realizes the grower’s unique crop strategy autonomously

  1. During the entire growth period, AI continuously uses all available data from greenhouse sensors, climate boxes and meteo-data providers to forecast and optimize the climate and irrigation according to the cultivation planning.
  2. Crop Controller integrates all the data and advises on how to adjust the settings of greenhouse automation hardware (e.g., the climate computer) to achieve and maintain optimal greenhouse conditions in the most cost-efficient way.
  3. With the grower’s consent, Crop Controller autonomously controls the installations to reach the targets defined by the grower. This means the grower no longer needs to analyze all the greenhouse data or manually set the climate computer. Growers can now shift their focus to increasing the quality of the crop strategy and devote more attention to scaling and innovation.


It’s a service

AI delivers the most optimal value when it’s smartly combined with the human touch. So, we combine Crop Controller with the support of an off-site Autonomous Greenhouse Manager. The Autonomous Greenhouse Manager helps you to get started with autonomous growing, continuously monitors the situation in the greenhouse and is there to proactively discuss ideas, results and improvements with the grower.

Support of an Autonomous Greenhouse Manager

  • Guides the grower from kick-off towards autonomous growing
  • Helps structuring a data driven crop and climate strategy
  • Is involved in the grower’s operational challenges
  • Watches over the shoulder of the grower every day
  • Monitors 24×7 progress Crop Controller, forecasts and results
  • Frequent online alignment and contact
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Start your trial with Crop Controller | 6 months & reduced fee

Follow in the footsteps of other forward-thinking growers and make your business future proof. Take advantage of our unique offer and experience the benefits of autonomous growing with Crop Controller for 6 months at a reduced fee. Want to learn more? Request a free consulting report for your greenhouse below or we’ll be happy to tell you more in a demo.

Benefits Crop Controller
Without any new hardware or big investments you can:

  • Manage up to 4 times more hectares per grower
  • Get higher operational profit up to 10% whilst 5% lower usage of resources
  • Secure your crop knowledge

Plus you’ll get support by an off-site Autonomous Greenhouse Manager!

Benefits of the Crop Controller

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Scalable greenhouse operations: manage up to 4 times more hectares per grower.

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Higher operational profit up to 10% whilst 5% lower usage of resources.

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Limit your operational risks and ecological footprint.

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Assure continuity in your greenhouse operations: less dependency on crop experts.

Receive a free consulting report on Autonomous Growing

Is your greenhouse ready for Autonomous Growing? And how can it help you with your daily challenges? Do the quick scan and receive a free consulting report on how autonomous growing fits your business. After finishing the quick scan you  get more information on:

  • The applicability in your greenhouse(s)
  • The added value for your company and how it can help you solve your current challenges
  • Any questions you have about Autonomous Growing

After completing the quick scan you will receive your personal consulting report in your mailbox within 5 working days.

Want a demo about autonomous growing?

Are you interested to learn more about the benefits for your greenhouse? Sign up for a 1-on-1 online demo on Autonomous Growing. Our online demos are meant for growers and/or greenhouse owners. And of course we can also arrange sessions for your greenhouse team or larger groups.

Plant data leading

Plant data is at the heart of our models aimed at steering towards a climate for optimal yield. The Crop Controller consists of three components:

Crop strategy

Planning of the climate strategy to calculate an optimal crop and climate strategy on a daily base.

Climate optimization

Calculating the optimal climate per 5 minutes, based on weather forecast, sensor and climate data and the crop strategy. The optimal climate includes temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and required light levels.

Setpoint optimization

Calculating 5-minute setpoints for all installations in the greenhouse. The Crop Controller sends these setpoints directly to the installations and monitors the climate continuously.

These three components work as an integrated service for fully autonomous climate control in commercial greenhouses.

Our satisfied customers

Arie van der Giessen

Autonomous growing:

“Crop Controller is aware of our goals and strategy. It continuously optimizes the settings of the climate computer controls autonomously, and within the specified bandwidth we have determined beforehand.
I no longer have to analyze all the data and set the climate computers manually.”

Arie van der Giessen
Village Farms, USA

Pete Neufeld

Autonomous growing:

Crop Controller is doing exactly what I thought it was going to do. We’re steering fully autonomous more than 95% of the time. The crop looks good, no issues. Zones that are being steered show less mildew. I like what I see and I want more of itCrop Controller makes life easier, adding value to it.”

Pete Neufeld
Vine Fresh Acres LTD, Canada

 

Experiences of Dutch Growers

Manuel Valdez

Autonomous growing:

The execution of Crop Controller is great! The AI-system is learning daily. In Mexico we have very specific weather conditions that we need to manage. Crop Controller can adapt to it, helping us achieving our goals, and making growers more efficient.

Manuel Valdes Lara
Bresca, Mexico

A selection of our customers

How can we help your company grow?

Do you want to know how autonomous growing with Crop Controller can help you with your greenhouse challenges or do you have any questions? Don’t hesitate and contact us. We’ll be happy to give you detailed insights!