PRESS RELEASE | Capital injection for Blue Radix powered by 400 growers
Blue Radix, the independent specialist and market leader in Autonomous Growing, is entering a new phase. Since its foundation in 2019, it has been working closely with growers to unlock the value of AI-driven technology for greenhouses on a global scale. Now is the moment for the next step: Navus Ventures and Investment Cooperative Horticoop are investing in Blue Radix to help the company further expand its product range and increase its worldwide impact to empower more growers. Together they will work towards sustainable food production and a healthy future for the global horticultural industry. Read more in the press release.
KAS Magazine | Autonomous Growing: ‘In several places at the same time’
In Dutch KAS Magazine, COO Laurens van der Spek talks about the international growth, the latest developments and the opportunities for autonomous growing.
Blog | It’s your data, your property!
Who’s actually owner of greenhouse data? A very logical question that many growers ask us when they get started with autonomous growing by Crop Controller. In this, Blue Radix makes no concessions whatsoever. The data is and remains the grower’s! The data of the growers’ crop strategy is the DNA of the company and this is also how they strengthen their competitive position in the market. Read more in the blog of Rudolf de Vetten, CPO of Blue Radix, about the different business models and what agreements growers can make to benefit of the worth of their data.
HortiDaily | Autonomous Growing – “The point isn’t to eliminate human labor, but to make the work easier for my employees”
Last week Hortidaily.com published an interview with Michael Del Ciancio from DC Farms Canada. More than 2 years ago, DC Farms was one of the early adopters of autonomous growing with Crop Controller in Canada. We’re very proud to support Michael in managing his greenhouse with AI. Michael is very much aware of the ins and outs of the greenhouse industry, and what the sector needs to be acknowledged. Read more in the interview with Michael.
Greenhouse Canada | Autonomous growing yields positive results in Ontario
Early March Greenhouse Canada published an article about autonomous growing in Ontario. Over the past two years, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) has been partnering with Blue Radix to test Crop Controller autonomous greenhouse management technology and the results are promising.
The project wrapped up in early 2023 and the growers are quite satisfied with the results. Niki Bennett, Innovation, Adaptation, and Plant Protection lead for the OGVG oversaw the project. She’s hopeful that more growers will adopt more autonomous technologies like Blue Radix’s Crop Controller. Read more in the interview with her and Ronald Hoek.
Stronger plants & higher production with autonomous growing in Mexico
Autonomous growing is an important development for the greenhouse industry in Mexico. The continuous expansion of companies requires qualified personnel to manage the facilities. With autonomous growing, the management of bigger sites per grower is a reality and it facilitates the best use of resources. Four Mexican growers from Mesa Grande, Sevaga and Bresca/Hortalizas tell about their experiences with autonomous growing and how they optimize and realize their unique crop strategy with Crop Controller by Blue Radix.
Interview Village Farms Fresh: Autonomous Growing
This week GreenTech published an article in which they interviewed two growers from Mexico and one from the US to talk about the developments that they believe will have the most impact in the coming years. Arie van der Giessen, Vice president and Regional Facility manager of Village Farms Fresh talks about his experience with Autonomous Growing with Crop Controller. Read his experience in this article.
Managing the greenhouse from the cloud: opportunities with SaaS!
Many new AI technology, software and hardware solutions are providing a breakthrough in many aspects in the greenhouse sector. But how do you make a wise choice as a greenhouse horticulture entrepreneur and what options do you have? What do you still want to manage in ownership yourself and what does this mean for connecting various technologies in the greenhouse? In this article, Laurens van der Spek, Chief Operations Officer at Blue Radix, tells us more about the opportunities of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service).
Revol Greens partners with Blue Radix to add Autonomous Growing to US greenhouses
Revol Greens, the largest sustainable greenhouse lettuce grower in North America, has chosen Blue Radix to provide technology services to all of Revol’s US-based greenhouses. Blue Radix will offer artificial intelligence technology and services for Revol Green’s daily greenhouse operations including climate control, irrigation, and energy management. Revol Greens’ investment in AI will increase crop yield levels and reduce energy costs, furthering its mission to grow lettuce and greens in a more sustainable way that is better for people and the planet.