Data platform supplier 30MHz and research and consultancy company Delphy have entered into a partnership. In addition, Delphy uses the data platform as an analysis tool among its consultants while at the same time developing cultivation-related applications itself. These in turn will be available to all users of the platform in an app store-like environment.
The collaboration ensures that Delphy will digitise more quickly. Consultants are getting more and more opportunities to assist the grower in improving cultivation. For 30MHz it is the next step towards a rollout of the platform within horticulture.
The first application to be hosted on the 30MHz platform is the Delphy Climate Profiler. Within this application, knowledge of Delphy is translated into an application that provides real-time cultivation advice. The application was developed and used during the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge last spring, and has now been tested at a number of horticulture companies.
Aad van den Berg, manager of Delphy Digital, is pleased with the collaboration. “The collaboration actually started four years ago on a project basis. And it was intensified by the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge. In it we developed the system to control the climate data-driven. The special thing is that 30MHz is not familiar with horticulture. Their knowledge and skills are complementary to what we want to achieve in our digitisation strategy. This enables us to remain independent and reliable.”
30MHz CEO Sytse Zuidema says he is proud of the collaboration: “We have both invested a lot in the relationship. That has led to trust and ultimately in a contract. Delphy is a huge knowledge company. And they will use increasingly detailed information to determine the cultivation process. As a result, growers can run more production with fewer resources. And what 30MHz adds to this future of growing, is enabling growers to take that process further via a platform.”