Agxio are collaborating with Menter Môn on a vertical farming project, Tech Tyfu, in North Wales. Deploying sensor technology and hydroponic techniques, the project currently has six vertical farms that grow nutritious microgreen crops.
As part of this project Agxio are utilising Mercury, an advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence platform designed to optimise controlled environment agriculture with the use of IoT sensor technology.
Working with local schools, businesses and community hubs, the project aims to encourage knowledge exchange and expand vertical farming opportunities in North Wales.
Luke Tyler, the Tech Tyfu manager and project lead outlines the key objectives of the collaboration:
“To many growers, the value of sensing technology is very clear, offering the scope for improving margins, providing key diagnostic information to aid decision-making and avoiding crop losses. However, a major barrier to adopting this approach is the cost, which can often be prohibitive. By joining forces with the innovators at Agxio, Tech Tyfu wants to address this problem, and work towards developing diagnostic technology in a way that is both useful and affordable to the grower. There exists great potential to add value to vertical farming through the level of technology that Agxio can offer, which also includes greater scope for automation, improved efficiency, meaningful diagnostics as well as advanced pest and pathogen detection and suppression, all of which we believe can ultimately be made affordable to growers”.
Click the following link for more information on the Tech Tyfu project: https://techtyfu.com/