- Ecoation is introducing autonomous computer imaging and tracking technology to improve indoor growing methods in vegetable greenhouses, addressing labor demand and higher yields.
- Their prototype robots provide valuable insights into potential pest or disease concerns, ultimately leading to better yield forecasts, and yield approximately 15 to 20 percent more per square meter than conventional farming methods.
- The development of autonomous solutions, such as Ecoation’s monitoring and scouting systems, is crucial for the future of agriculture, as the world’s population continues to grow and the demand for food supplies increases.
Kingsville, ON – Tofido, a Kingsville-based company, has introduced cutting-edge autonomous technology to enhance greenhouse vegetable growing methods. The groundbreaking technology is set to revolutionize the way vegetables are grown and harvested, providing a more efficient and sustainable approach for farmers.
The autonomous technology, known as Tofido GrowBot, utilizes artificial intelligence and advanced robotics to manage and monitor the entire growing process. From seed planting to harvesting, the GrowBot can perform all tasks autonomously, greatly reducing the need for manual labor and increasing productivity.
“We are thrilled to introduce this game-changing technology to the greenhouse vegetable industry,” said John Smith, CEO of Tofido. “The GrowBot aims to not only increase efficiency and yield, but also reduce the environmental impact of vegetable production. We believe this technology will help farmers produce high-quality, locally grown vegetables in a more sustainable and cost-effective manner.”
The Tofido GrowBot is equipped with sensors that monitor plant health, water and nutrient levels, and climate conditions in real-time. This allows for precise and optimized growing conditions, resulting in healthier and more robust plants. Additionally, the autonomous technology reduces the need for pesticides and herbicides, further enhancing the sustainability of vegetable production.
The introduction of the Tofido GrowBot is poised to have a significant impact on the greenhouse vegetable industry, providing farmers with a valuable tool to streamline their operations and improve the quality of their produce. With the demand for locally grown, sustainable vegetables on the rise, Tofido’s autonomous technology is positioned to be a game-changer for the industry.
Tofido is currently working with several greenhouse operators to pilot the GrowBot technology, with plans for widespread adoption in the near future. The company is committed to driving innovation and sustainability in the agricultural sector, and the introduction of the autonomous technology is a testament to that commitment.