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Blue Radix nominated for the GreenTech Innovation Award 

Out of an incredible list of over 40 awards submissions from around the world, Blue Radix is among the selected group of 3 nominees for this year’s innovation award. 

This nomination recognizes the groundbreaking innovation of our Autonomous Irrigation Control, a key component of Crop Controller, which is now fully integrated with our known and proven Autonomous Climate Control.

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Ronald Hoek - Are you ready for change?
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BLOG | Changing habits: unlocking new value 

Practical changes only work when they deliver real noticeable value. There are no shortcuts when it comes to changing workplace habits.The question for growers and greenhouse operators continues to pop up: can you rely on what’s new and different? Can you let go of the steering wheel of daily processes while embracing new technology?

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Ceickor and Blue Radix integrate Autonomous Growing in Mexican education

The greenhouse industry in Mexico is growing fast. At the same time, daily greenhouse operations need continuous improvement as greenhouse owners struggle with a shortage of skilled growers and labor. To respond to this challenge, Ceickor, the greenhouse University of Mexico, and Blue Radix, specialist and market leader in Autonomous Growing, decided to join forces.

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Crop strategy optimization added to Autonomous Growing

Planning and monitoring the crop throughout the cultivation cycle is an important part of Autonomous Growing. Blue Radix is therefore introducing a new component in Crop Controller: Strategy Optimizer. The goal of integrating Strategy Optimizer in the Blue Radix portal is to help the grower focus on the crop cycle strategy and the cultivation process. Now, the day-to-day AI-driven, autonomous climate control will be even more aligned with the grower’s goals and targets. This article describes the features and the value it delivers to growers.

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Autonomous Growing: 5% higher yield and new expansion possible

Bresca Hortalizas is a tomato producing greenhouse company in Puebla, Mexico. The company that produces tomatoes for Mastronardi Sunset has been working with Crop Controller by Blue Radix since July 2021. With Autonomous Growing, they wanted to achieve better control over daily operations and improve predictability. In this interview, Head Grower Manuel Valdes Lara and Grower Karla Denisse Abundis talk more about the added value of Autonomous Growing that they experienced after completing several crop cycles.

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Rudolf de Vetten, CPO Blue Radix
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BLOG | Five lessons learned during five years of Autonomous Growing

It is exactly five years ago that five international teams had the opportunity to deliver a unique achievement in Bleiswijk during the very first Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge: remotely controlling a greenhouse without entering the greenhouse. What everyone thought would take years suddenly turned out to be possible. Five successful crops were delivered, in some cases with a better cultivation result than achieved by the growers who implemented classic climate control. Fast forward to 2023. We are now five years further. Time moves fast. What happened during that time, and what did we learn about Autonomous Growing within Blue Radix? We would like to share these five lessons!

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Vine Fresh Acres: ‘Higher yield, knowing your crop is in good hands’

Vine Fresh Acres in Leamington, Ontario, grows high wire cucumbers and bell peppers. In 2021 the company took its first steps in the field of Autonomous Growing. Successfully, according to head grower Pete Neufeld and grower Jake Knelsen. They are enthusiastic about the use of Blue Radix’s Crop Controller. The service saves them a lot of time and provides valuable insights. Knelsen: “It makes my job so much easier and helps me oversee it all.” Read more in the full interview.

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