iUNU has raised an additional $7.5 million from BootstrapLabs and NCT Ventures, among others, to bring a severely practical and a critical commercial application of AI and machine learning to fundamentally change the agricultural industry.
“With the greenhouse industry growing at a rate of 20 percent year over year, owners are scrambling to find solutions to manage and maintain their growing operations effectively,” said iUNU CEO, Adam Greenberg. “iUNU’s solution turns growing operations into data-driven manufacturing facilities.”
"Greenhouses are heavily constrained by a lack of predictability. Typically, greenhouse facilities suffer from manual data collection leading to inconsistencies and poor visibility, resulting in 10 to 25 percent crop loss. These result from a multitude of issues including inaccurate data, human error, and inefficient facility management. With new technological advancements, pioneered by iUNU’s team of engineers, the industry now has a quantifiable and data-driven process that takes the guesswork out of growing." the team with the company explained.
The company pointed out that "iUNU is transforming the way growers do business by harnessing the power of computer vision through its comprehensive greenhouse management platform, LUNA. By removing the friction between production and sales. LUNA delivers a system of mobile and fixed cameras, with high definition imaging and environmental sensors, that measure and record everything from automated inventory tracking and readiness alerts to growth rates and readiness forecasting"
Additionally, "The collected data is analyzed and presented in a simple, easy to use decision support tool that gives growers actionable insights and granular production management capabilities." the team with the company explained.
“I know that having a tool like Luna gives us the feasibility to have more accountability with the staff, the plants, and the environment,” said John Allen, Director of Strategic Operations of Proving Grounds.
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