On October 4th the winners of the Greenhouse Technology Awards were announced in the show guide of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC). Debuting this year, the Greenhouse Technology Awards will be given annually to recognize technology demonstrating a high level of innovation in advancing the greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture sectors. Categories include production, pest management, marketing, and international (non-Canadian) entries. Crop Controller by Blue Radix was announced a winner in the international category. Crop Controller is a Dutch developed AI solution for autonomous growing. Winners attend the CGC on October 7th to give a short presentation and answer questions.
Jury report Crop Controller
Judges were impressed by the use of AI to integrate all greenhouse data in one space to help the grower make analyses and decisions. They recognized the importance of easing the burden for growers managing many acres and filling the knowledge gap for incoming staff. Judges also noted the impressive track record with trialing of the Netherlands-based technology being conducted and finetuned with growers in Canada, as well as synergistic partnerships with industry stakeholders and suppliers. Read more on the winning areas in the show guide of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference.
Ronald Hoek, CEO of Blue Radix: “Winning this award is a recognition of our work to make AI very practical and valuable in greenhouse operations. With Crop Controller we can help growers and greenhouse owners optimize results and make their operation scalable. With Crop Controller greenhouse operations become future-proof. Growers can manage more hectares and pay attention to other responsibilities without continuously having to worry about the greenhouse climate on an hourly or daily basis.
On behalf of the whole Blue Radix Team, I want to thank Greenhouse Canada Magazine and the Canadian Greenhouse Conference for making this award possible!”
Autonomous growing with Crop Controller
Crop Controller integrates all the data and advises on how to adjust the settings of greenhouse automation hardware to achieve and maintain optimal greenhouse conditions in the most cost-efficient way.
Multiple greenhouse growers in Canada and other parts of the globe attested to the software’s potential and are projected to manage a far greater area of production space while improving yields by at least four to 10 percent and reducing operational costs by five percent.
It’s a service
AI delivers the most optimal value when it is combined with the human touch. So, we combine Crop Controller with the support of an off-site Autonomous Greenhouse Manager. The Autonomous Greenhouse Manager helps the grower to get started with autonomous growing, continuously monitors the situation in the greenhouse, and is there to proactively discuss ideas, results, and improvements with the grower.
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