There are two questions growers and merchants worldwide have been struggling with for years: “What will the production be for the following weeks?” and “What does my labor scheme need to look like?” So far, manual predictions have been used to answer these questions, but the results of these often deviate quite far from reality.
With the exponential growth of sensor generated data and the transition to a more statistical approach in horticulture, data-driven growing is on the rise. Intelligent data-analysis is key to create more precise predictions and more cost efficient business models. An important step in the digitalization of the production of tomatoes is the harvest forecast.
Hoogendoorn Growth Management offers a yield prediction model with an accuracy between 80% and 94%. By using the harvest forecast, growers are able to grow more systematically, allowing them to optimize their cultivation strategy in order to harvest at the desired moment. Growers know when their product will be ready and can adjust their sales accordingly, possibly resulting in optimized pricing.
For more information, visit the Hoogendoorn website or visit them at HortiContact Gorinchem or Fruit Logistica Berlin.