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Blue Radix nominated for Dutch Horticultural Entrepreneur Award: Robotization & data-driven Horticulture

This morning we were pleasantly surprised with a visit at our office by jury president Rutger Lommerse of the Dutch Tuinbouw Ondernemersprijs (Horticultural Entrepreneur Award). He announced that Blue Radix is officially nominated for the Horticultural Entrepreneur Award 2022: namely the Theme award Robotization and Data-Driven Horticulture. Read more about the jury report and the reaction of CEO Ronald Hoek in the article.

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From your own rhythm to algorithm needs personal guidance

Autonomous growing has become increasingly indispensable for greenhouse horticulture. Algorithms and AI control the daily processes. But how do you learn to work with algorithms, and what’s your role as a grower? Laurens van der Spek, Chief Operations Officer, and Geert van der Wel, Autonomous Greenhouse Manager of Blue Radix, offer their answers. Here they discuss the changing role of the grower, and how artificial intelligence delivers the most value when combined smartly with personal support.

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Onder Glas | Grower sets goal, model calculates required crop control and setpoints

In the January edition of the Dutch Onder Glas magazine an article on the completion of the TKI project ‘the road to digital green fingers’. Two seasons of research took place with an illuminated tomato crop (large trusses) in which first a sensor network was developed and eventually the climate was controlled with smart algorithms. In this article, Jan Hanemaaijer, Crop Advisor at Blue Radix, among others, talks more about his involvement and findings. Read the entire article via the link to the pdf of the article.

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Onder Glas | Crop Manager Jack ‘t Hoen: ‘I couldn’t have done it better myself’

In the newsletter and website of Dutch media ‘Onder Glas’, Crop Manager Jack ‘t Hoen of Bosch growers was interviewed about autonomous growing with Crop Controller. Since last summer, Bosch Growers in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, are controlling their cultivation in one department by autonomous growing software during the day. Crop Manager Jack ‘t Hoen tells that the algorithms work so well that today the switch was made to fully autonomous control 24/7. He has every confidence in it. “The results are continuously on the line that was set out. I couldn’t have done better myself.”

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Kas Magazine | Great career start at Blue Radix

In a special December edition of KAS Magazine with the theme working & learning, 42 employees from the Dutch horticulture sector talk about their work, ambitions and the importance of education. Tom and Danny of Blue Radix are also interviewed in the magazine as they started as trainees at Blue Radix and are now employees. They explain more about their internship, jobs, the great start of their careers at our company and also about the learning opportunities.

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Onder Glas Magazine | My smart, virtual colleague

In the November issue of Dutch Onder Glas Magazine, Maikel van den Berg of MR Seeds wrote a column about autonomous growing with Crop Controller. He describes how the autonomous implementation of his crop strategy has given him a new smart virtual colleague in the greenhouse. Read more about his experiences in the summery.

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These crop sensors add value to autonomous growing

Blue Radix was a project leader of the TKI project ‘The road to digital green fingers’ over the past two years. The project has developed an integrated measurement system for monitoring crop responses in real time, aiming to support growers’ green fingers with smart, digital crop measurements. Now the TKI project has been completed, producing a host of insights into which sensors add value to autonomous growing. In this interview an overview of the project, with recommendations and conclusions.

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Online demo | Autonomous Growing with award-winning Crop Controller

Do you want growers to be able to oversee and control more hectares? Do you want to expand and even gain more operational profit? Then sign up for one of our two online demos in January, where you will learn more about how our data models work, and how we can realize your unique crop strategy step by step with Crop Controller’s algorithms. You can read more about the program and sign up in this article.

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