Growers share their first experiences with new climate computer

On October 8, 2020, Hoogendoorn Growth Management organized an exclusive launch event to launch IIVO, their next level climate computer.

Intelligent climate control
IIVO’s intelligent climate controls allows growers to respond proactively to expected changes and ensures the most optimum growth climate. IIVO uses its predictive powers to create the ideal climate conditions for the crop by combining sensor generated data, weather predictions and past learnings. The system responds proactively to maintain a stable and uniform growth climate, which maximizes the yield and quality of a crop, and ensures the most efficient usage of natural resources.

IIVO experiences: Schenkeveld
At family business Schenkeveld they are already using IIVO into their tomato facilities. Richard Schenkeveld, Managing Director: “As a company we’re in the Champions League of the tomato growers. Hoogendoorn fits into that picture very well.” Watch the video to learn more about the experiences with IIVO at Schenkeveld.

Strong water management
In order to thrive, plants need regular irrigation and a steady supply of nutrients. IIVO’s drag-and-drop function makes it possible to easily set and manage irrigation strategies using preferred start conditions. Growers can initiate irrigation cycles per valve based on time, radiation, slab weight, water content and drainage. Water conditions are balanced and managed by integrated sensors, providing crops with the perfect amount of water and nutrients when they need it. Resulting in possible water savings.

Smart energy management
IIVO is easily integrated with energy sources including boilers, co-generation, biomass, thermal, solar and wind-energy. This ensures the most efficient usage of heating and CO₂ according to the specific energy demands of the crop.

IIVO experiences: Great Northern Hydroponics & Cosmic Plants
At Great Northern Hydroponics they grow tomatoes on 70 acres in Kingsville, Ontario (Canada). With IIVO Guido van het Hof and his team are implementing the Data Driven Growing strategy and Plant Empowerment cultivation method into their facilities. At CosMic Plants Inc. they grow orchids on two locations. Neil van Steekelenburg: “As soon as I saw how IIVO worked, I was very enthusiastic. I knew I had to have this system for the other location as well.” Watch the video to learn more about the experiences with IIVO at Great Northern Hydroponics and Cosmic Plants.

For more information:
Hoogendoorn Growth Management

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