Bram van Rens is Principal Data Strategist at Blue Radix. In this interview he explains what data science is and how he applies it. He also reveals its added value for greenhouse horticulture, not just in autonomous growing, but also looking ahead to future data science developments in the greenhouse industry.
To be able to scale up fast Rising Farms in Mexico will start working with autonomous growing by Blue Radix on their new location ‘Rising Park 1’. That location will house 47 hectares of high-tech greenhouses when all stages are completed.
On July 14 and 15, Blue Radix organized the very first Autonomous Grower Days for Dutch customers. During these virtual meetings growers were informed about the latest developments in autonomous growing. “It gave an interesting ‘look under the hood’ and gives confidence for the future”, according to one of the growers.
In the July edition of Floraculture International Magazine, Ronald Hoek, CEO of Blue Radix is interviewed about autonomous growing with Crop Controller. Getting the best from your crop will in future become more the computer’s responsibility as autonomous growing looks set to relieve producers of some of the day-to-day decisions about steering the greenhouse climate, the article states.
Poul Erik Lund is an international Crop Advisor and co-owner of Grotek Consulting, a Danish crop consultancy company for greenhouse vegetable growers in the North of Europe. Poul Erik has known Jan Hanemaaijer, Crop Advisor at Blue Radix, for many years. In this interview Jan asks Poul Erik what he thinks of the development of autonomous growing in general, and how it effects his work as an international Crop Advisor.
Autonomous growing is undergoing rapid development. That is one of the conclusions of this article in the May issue of the international ‘In Greenhouses’ Magazine. Four Dutch parties who are at the forefront in this field share their experiences. On behalf of Blue Radix, Rudolf de Vetten, Chief Product Officer, shares his vision and expectations.
Blue Radix supports horticultural entrepreneurs in controlling their greenhouses with its Crop Controller service for autonomous growing – not just using software and smart algorithms, but also drawing on the expertise of its own advisors on crops, energy and data. Crop Advisor Jan Hanemaaijer and Autonomous Greenhouse Manager Geert van der Wel introduce themselves.
In the June issue of Greenhouse Canada Magazine a close look at how artificial intelligence systems are already making inroads to help growers better manage their energy use, improve yields and more. In the article Ronald Hoek, CEO of Blue Radix tells more about Crop Controller, the collaboration with OGVG and the future of AI in greenhouses.
When electric cars began to appear about 10 years ago, the various market parties were busy developing their own own plugs, their own charging stations, their own ways of settling accounts with consumers. Complexity at its best. Fortunately, the market came to the conclusion that the growth of electric driving depends on good infrastructure and cooperation. In greenhouse horticulture we can learn a lot from this interoperability How and what? Read more in CEO Ronald Hoek’s blog.