With increased demand for products and limited space to grow them, the horticulture industry is becoming more technologically advanced through the implementation of automatic farming systems in their grow operations. By using automation in a commercial greenhouse, indoor farm, or in-field operation the commercial grower is able to produce more in less time, with less overhead, with more accuracy, and more profits.
When the thought of automation crosses a grower’s mind, there may be images of robots and machines running the entire greenhouse. However, automation comes in many varieties and levels of automation. In a commercial greenhouse operation, the avenues of automation range from environmental control systems, dosing or nutrient delivery systems, irrigation, lighting, air quality, and products for an integrated pest management system. A commercial grower can choose to automate just one, several, or all. It just depends on their needs and goals for their specific operation.
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