The greenhouse industry in Mexico is growing fast. At the same time, daily greenhouse operations need continuous improvement as greenhouse owners struggle with a shortage of skilled growers and labor. To respond to this challenge, Ceickor, the greenhouse University of Mexico, and Blue Radix, specialist and market leader in Autonomous Growing, decided to join forces. The festive signing of the partnership agreement by Director of Ceickor Felix Tarrats and Ronald Hoek, CEO of Blue Radix, and the unveiling of the cooperation sign on 11 October was attended by many students.
Bresca Hortalizas is a tomato producing greenhouse company in Puebla, Mexico. The company that produces tomatoes for Mastronardi Sunset has been working with Crop Controller by Blue Radix since July 2021. With Autonomous Growing, they wanted to achieve better control over daily operations and improve predictability. In this interview, Head Grower Manuel Valdes Lara and Grower Karla Denisse Abundis talk more about the added value of Autonomous Growing that they experienced after completing several crop cycles.
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.
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.
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.