On August 18, the "Cuihu Training Day" hosted by Hoogendoorn ended at the Cuihu Smart Agriculture Innovation Workshop project. The event aims to consolidate the image of the Cuihu Training Center. At the same time, taking the production of Cuihu Agriculture as an example, it focuses on the use of the IIVO system and invites growers of large greenhouse parks to make on-site reports, aiming to introduce the intelligent greenhouse environmental control system in an all-round way and facilitate the discussions. The meeting adopts a combination of online and offline methods so that people who cannot be on-site can also participate remotely.
The 100,000-square-meter intelligent multi-spang greenhouse of Cuihu Smart Agriculture Innovation Workshop in Shangzhuang, Haidian, started construction in May 2021. It is the first demonstration project of Beijing's high-efficiency facility agriculture development plan. The park covers an area of about 66 hectares, including a research and development innovation base, a supporting collaboration area, and a 200,000-square-meter green demonstration greenhouse.
Benjamin, General Manager of Hoogendoorn
Lin Zhiqiang, Sales Director of Hoogendoorn, Li Xiugang, Technical Director of Kingpeng, Mao Taotao, Engineer of Hoogendoorn
Benjamin DEVILLARD, General Manager of Hoogendoorn China, welcomed everyone and expressed his strong willingness to help Cuihu Agriculture become a high-tech horticultural industry-university-research training base in the industry.
Liu Xue, Technical Director of Cuihu Agriculture
Liu Xue, head of the technical department of Cuihu Agriculture, introduced the situation of the Cuihu project. The first batch of transplanting was completed on December 31, 2021, and the trial production area is 2.4 hectares. The greenhouse production facility is integrated with multiple systems, and the project's climate control system uses Hoogendoorn's IIVO system, which is extremely flexible. The training also provided a good learning opportunity for the technical staff of Cuihu.
Shi Zhanhu, Technical Manager of Hoogendoorn
At the training, Shi Zhanhu, the technical director of Hoogendoorn, introduced the know-how of the IIVO system in detail to the participants, from system configuration to how to control the application for climate control and irrigation regulation. Shi said that during irrigation, it can be adjusted in real-time according to plant transpiration at different stages, and it can also be "alert" irrigation according to the substrate environment. The continuous data collected by the IIVO system during planting can effectively analyze the health of the crops in the greenhouse, allowing growers to better interpret the growing needs of crops and make corresponding decisions. Zhao Xue, the representative of LetsGrow China, started with Plant Empowerment and introduced the concept of data-driven planting, which is also the core of the IIVO system, that is, the use of sensor-generated data and the concept of "energy balance, water balance, and assimilation balance" advocated in Plant Empowerment, to digitize and informatize the entire production process, so as to form a comprehensive growth strategy map to help growers of different levels design their own planting plans.
Liu Xiangwei, General Manager of Hongfu Agriculture; Yuan Wei, Planting Manager of Hongfu Agriculture
Hongfu Agricultural Technology and Hoogendoorn have an extensive and long-term partnership. As a senior user of the Hoogendoorn IIVO system, Yuan Wei, the planting manager of Hongfu Agriculture's Ulanqab project, shared their experience of using the system. Yuan Wei said that this is an open and friendly operating platform, which can freely build control logic. Whether the grower is a beginner or an "advanced player," the system can be well applied.
Li Xinxu, General Manager of Beijing Cuihu Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd.
Li Xinxu, general manager of Cuihu Project, shared, "The IIVO system provides an integrated solution for growers, which can be customized and expanded, but this also means that it puts forward higher requirements for practitioners and the system more familiar applications." Also, Li Xinxu said that the training effect is excellent and innovative. It is based on the first-line production project of Cuihu Agriculture, and the employees in the park can quickly master the use of the IIVO system and build the project into a facility based in Haidian, serving Beijing and radiating the whole country. Furthermore, the training also helped the project to lay a solid foundation as an agricultural industry-university-research integration innovation base.
Next to this, Hoogendoorn Dutch planting experts, Paul & Anton were also invited to make on-site connections, share themes on the questions raised by the growers, and answer many professional questions in planting, such as the overall temperature control strategy in winter, the management and regulation strategy of water and fertilizer saving in autumn and winter, and the load ratio of crops under different lighting conditions.