The Bleiswijk-based company is specialized in anthuriums and orchids. Innovation and sustainability are key to how Anthura works and thinks. The 30MHz sensors help them to further optimize plant quality.
To measure is to know
The company can tap into a wealth of specialist knowledge. As with many fellow nurseries, a grower's unique intuition also plays an important role here. However, thanks to 30MHz's sensors, Anthura now has a solid foundation to support that intuition. To measure is to know, after all. And then, a grower may have to make some minor adjustments to his intuition based on the measurement data obtained.
Indispensable tools for the grower
Anthura has a lot of experience with 30MHz's PAR sensor and Pointed Micro Climate sensor. "The sensors are compact and wireless. This makes them easy to install and easy to use. As a result, these sensors are highly suitable for testing," says grower Gerben van Vugt. "They have become indispensable items in my toolbox as a grower."
The added value of the 30MHz sensors lies mainly in their ability to take measurements at the micro-level. The PMC sensor, for example, measures crop temperature, ambient temperature, and RH at the plant level. Based on this measurement data, you know exactly how the plant is feeling. Download the customer case.
A valuable dashboard
All measurement data can be viewed in the 30MHz data platform. It is an open platform. You get a lot of information and numerous insights from the combination of all the measurement information and data apart from the measurement results of the 30MHz sensors. It is precisely the clear and user-friendly display of the combination of all these data that makes this dashboard so valuable.
Anthura recently extended its wide range of sensors with the NET Radiometer. 'This meter accurately displays the result of a series of physical processes,' says Anthura's Andre Lont.
An experiment conducted by Govert Trouwborst of Plant Lightning on behalf of Wageningen University and Research (WUR) revealed that the screens above the crop retain heat at high irradiation. The NET Radiometer proved to be a valuable addition to the PAR meter in this case. The NET Radiometer provides the current value with the greatest accuracy and at the plant level. This detailed information can make all the difference. It can provide precisely the information you need to improve the quality of your crop or to save energy. Download specifications NET Radiometer.
Innovation and sustainability are Anthura's core values. The collection of more and more data is crucial in this respect. "We had to cross a threshold to accommodate all that data at 30MHz. Our cooperation with them is pleasant, and we have confidence in one another. We believe in data-driven cultivation. It provides us with visible results that result in plants of better quality. Moreover, it results in more accurate planning and helps us consume less energy."