"Data Greenhouse Performance Monitor brought to life"

Data-driven growing is becoming more important by the day. Rick Gitzels of TNO presented the first findings of the Greenhouse Performance Monitor project, in which TNO cooperates with greenhouse builder Dalsem and 30MHz, during the recent edition of Future Trends and Innovations. The latter party shares more about it in this message.

The Greenhouse Performance Monitor
The goal of Hortivation's innovation program is clear: to strengthen the leading position of the Netherlands in the global field of greenhouse farming. Within the cooperation - as the first functionality - the Greenhouse Performance Monitor (Kas Prestatie Monitor or KPM) has been developed. By cleverly linking data from various parties, an accurate and reliable picture of virtually everything that happens in and around the greenhouse is created.

Bringing data together
Rick Gitzels is working on this development on behalf of TNO: "Just as with cultivation, data is playing an increasingly important role in the construction of greenhouses. TNO and Hortivation are bringing together data from greenhouse builders, growers and suppliers. This takes place in the Hortivation Hub, a kind of data roundabout where parties can request and add data with permission. In this way, parties can collaborate quickly and intelligently."

User-friendly presentation
Greenhouse farmers feed this hub with numerous data about the greenhouse in the Greenhouse Information System, (Kas Informatie Systeem) or KIS for short. Suppliers add information to it. The grower accesses the information in the KIS system via the hub and can add their own data, such as plant temperature, light and humidity.

"With 30MHz we have helped to bring that data to life, to make it insightful. Thanks to the 30MHz dashboard, all this data can be combined in different ways and presented in a user-friendly way", says Timo Spruijt of 30MHz.

Good first step
The presentation by Gitzels of TNO during Future Trends and Innovations was a good first step. "The Greenhouse Performance Monitor was seen as inspiring. The reactions were positive, especially because it is very close to reality. We are taking the next step in the development by starting pilots in the near future," says Timo.

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