Data driven and Autonomous Crop Management

Delphy and AgroEnergy  achieved (as Team The Croperators) a very nice third place in the International ‘Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge’. They have shown that it is possible to grow cucumbers with artificial intelligence.

De Challenge is finished but we will continue with the developments of a data driven and autonomous growing system for the cultivation of cucumber and tomato! This in close cooperation with Dutch and international growers.

The world population continues to grow and with it does the need for food. In addition, the sustainability issues increase in both floriculture and vegetable cultivation and there is a shortage of crop and energy experts in many companies. How can greenhouse farming turn these challenges into opportunities?

We want to make knowledge of cultivation and energy available via smart data-driven services. AgroEnergy and Delphy are working together on a product that makes autonomous crop management possible. This helps companies with a lot of knowledge of cultivation to make complex choices in crop management. In companies with lesser knowledge of cultivation it will be possible to manage the crop from a distance. This creates an optimal greenhouse climate and lowers energy consumption with an optimal crop yield as a result. Less growing on intuition and more focus on data!

Do you want to join us?
For the further development of autonomous crop management, we would like to get in touch with:

  • Large greenhouse horticulture companies with vegetable cultivation, preferably with locations worldwide
  • Companies that build greenhouses worldwide
  • Investors, climate computer companies or tech companies

Inspired and interested how data driven and autonomous crop management could help your company?

Please contact:

Klaas van Egmond
Teeltengineer Delphy


Rudolf de Vetten
Developer Data Solutions Agro Energy