Data in the greenhouse is growing in importance as a means for optimizing plants. In part 1 of this blog, Head of Chair Group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen UR Leo Marcelis spoke about the growing use of data and measurements by growers.
Optimizing plants is a grower’s daily task. Many growers make frequent use of Wageningen University’s knowledge for it. Professor Leo Marcelis has been researching plants in greenhouse horticulture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
In the world of marketing terms such as data mining, AI or machine learning have gained a solid foothold. But their increasing use in horticulture is quite new. Not so strange, since the sector demands new business models in order to realize the transformation from green fingers to data management in the greenhouse. The nice thing is that it’s possible. Let us explain why.
22 March is always World Water Day, a day for increasing awareness of the value of water. In the Netherlands too, the consequences of the extremely dry summer of 2018 are still being felt. As of March 2019, our water supply is still not up to its normal level. The University of Twente recently published an article in Nieuwe Oogst (“New Harvest”, an agricultural news forum) entitled ‘Water here as scarce as in Saudi Arabia’.
Ever wondered how to do agriculture with less water? Read on to discover the solution.
We are striving towards a better and more sustainable future.
Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, has received the GreenTech Concept Award for its latest innovation e-Gro, a data-driven software platform. The award was handed over today at GreenTech, the leading international exhibition for the horticulture industry at the RAI in Amsterdam (June 11-13).
At the exhibition booth Grodan will present its latest innovations such as the nominated e-Gro platform. E-Gro is the ultimate software platform for data-driven Precision Growing, giving growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing them to fully optimize cultivation.
During the HortiContact days, e-Gro was presented at our stand. Visitors could receive a demo of e-Gro by means of a large touchscreen. The reactions were positive and surprised. The video of ANP gives an impression of the launch.
Today Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, launches the open software platform e-Gro. This digital innovation gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse.