The Commercial Greenhouse Grower magazine from the United Kingdom published an 2,5 page article about Autonomous Growing in their August issue. The article highlights the capabilities of modern algorithms and computer systems to manage and control greenhouse environments. Rudolf de Vetten, Chief Product Officer at Blue Radix, Silke Hemming, Head scientific researchteam Greenhouse Technology of WUR and David Wallerstein Chief Exploration officer of Tencent, among others, talk about the developments of autonomous greenhouses. From execution of Autonomous Growing in commercial greenhouses to the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenges and new projects and research.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important in greenhouses. Smart algorithms, robotics and autonomous growing are therefore rightly getting a lot of attention in the media. But how do you determine what solution fits the challenges of your greenhouse(s) best? How do you make the right choices in the wide range of data solutions in these challenging times? You can now fill in the Quick Scan Autonomous Growing and you’ll receive a free personal consulting report about the applicability and added value in your greenhouse(s).
In July, Stolze Mexico and Blue Radix signed a distribution agreement for a long-term cooperation to bring Autonomous Growing to Mexican horticulture. From 10-14 October a joint team of the companies will visit multiple growers in the regions Queretaro, Guanajuato and Bajio together.
Many companies have been hit hard by the soaring energy prices caused by the war in Ukraine and the energy transition. This requires continuous consideration of crop data, weather data and costs. Rudolf de Vetten describes in his blog how algorithms are able to make these trade-offs continuously and perform the right actions 24/7. This way growers can achieve optimal control of the climate much more precisely per department, resulting in significantly less energy waste.
Bresca, a tomato producing greenhouse company in Puebla, Mexico, uses Crop Controller to realize autonomous growing. The company that produces tomatoes for Mastronardi Sunset wants to achieve better control over daily operations and improve predictability. Manuel Valdes Lara, partner at the greenhouse company, talks about his experiences and how the AI system adapts to the specific weather conditions in Mexico.
From 14-16 June visitors of GreenTech Amsterdam can discover the latest innovations in worldwide horticulture technology. AI (Artificial Intelligence) and algorithms are becoming increasingly important in greenhouses. Smart AI solutions, robotics and autonomous greenhouses are therefore rightly receiving a great deal of attention. Blue Radix is one of the innovative exhibitors at GreenTech. You can meet us in Hall 5, booth 05.212. Do we see you there?
AI and algorithms are becoming increasingly important in greenhouse horticulture. The value is becoming clearer and growers are embracing the technology, step-by-step.
This short animation explains how autonomous growing and autonomous energy management works in greenhouses worldwide. It’s more than data driven growing. The grower’s unique crop strategy is realized autonomously with AI.
Blue Radix, specialist in autonomous growing, was one of the 2 winners of the GreenTech Americas challenge. GreenTech Americas was held from April 27 to 29, 2022, at the Congress Center, Querétaro Mexico. Blue Radix won a flight ticket to Mexico and a booth and presentation at the show.
Rijk Zwaan and Blue Radix have undertaken a joint initiative for a unique production comparison with autonomous growing. Implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in Rijk Zwaan’s seed production process has many advantages. The comparison across two departments created a major opportunity to demonstrate the value of autonomous growing in a production situation. In this article Josephine van Eggelen (on photo), Production Development Specialist and Grower Maikel van den Berg of MR Seeds, among others, talk about their goals, experiences and the advantages of working with Crop Controller.
In 2021, Blue Radix’s product development team delivered Crop Controller, the market’s first commercial solution for autonomous growing. The team continues to build and work on more modules to further expand autonomous growing with Crop Controller. Here Peter Goudswaard, Product Developer, and Csaba Balla-Somogyi, a graduate student at Blue Radix and MSc student at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), tell the story. Peter explains the challenges in developing the new irrigation module, while Csaba describes his related graduation project at Blue Radix.