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.
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.
Hortibiz Daily interview | Manage more hectares with autonomous growing
Hortibiz Daily News Editor Ece Polat talked with Blue Radix CEO and Co-Founder, Ronald Hoek, about the growth of the company and his vision on the use of AI in greenhouses. [MvR1] Ronald also explains why growers choose for autonomous growing and what the main differences are between data-driven and autonomous growing.
Blue Radix and Microsoft collaborate to solve scarcity of crop expertise
Microsoft wrote an article and made a video together with Blue Radix, about solving the increasing scarcity of skilled and experienced growers. Microsoft reached out 3 years ago to Blue Radix to develop a commercial version of an AI-driven solution for autonomous growing. This solidified the partnership and helped develop what would become the commercially available Crop Controller service. Read more on how Microsoft helps Blue Radix in enabling growers and greenhouse entrepreneurs to produce healthy and safe food for the growing world population.
Blog | Energy crisis: anticipating with algorithms
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.
“Autonomous Growing is helping us to achieve more”
How do you react when new technology is introduced in your field of work? Autonomous Growing is about applying AI to control climate, irrigation, and energy management in greenhouses. How do Crop Consultants see these developments, and new data era? And how does it effect their work?
GreenTech: insights in approach & value of Autonomous Growing
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?
Autonomous growing explained in 1,5 minute
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.