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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.