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.
The companies collaborate to improve grower decision making by using vision technology and algorithms. ecoation and Blue Radix are using the data collected by ecoation’s OKO and platform to enhance the impact of Blue Radix’ algorithms for autonomous growing.
Jan van den Ende is Professor of Management of Technology and Innovation at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and Professor of Horticultural Innovation. In the sector regularly discusses ‘servitization’:s a company’s transformation from product orientation to a service-oriented business model. As Blue Radix is a major proponent of the service-oriented model, we interviewed Jan on his vision for greenhouse horticulture from an innovation perspective.
During the online demos on May 27 or 2 June you will get a unique glimpse into the world of autonomous growing. And we’ll also inform you about the 6 steps of our phased approach for a successful transformation to autonomous growing in your greenhouse. Would you like to know if autonomous growing is applicable for your greenhouse? Read more and subscribe!
A blog by Rudolf de Vetten, Chief Product Officer at Blue Radix. Does it still make sense for experienced growers to spend their valuable time determining climate setpoints? Time for a completely different approach! How? More in this blog.