The production process starts and you want to know when is the best time to start harvesting. It takes you a great deal of time to walk through the paths and count the tomatoes while assessing them for maturity. Moreover, both during cultivation and with the harvest, you want to be sure of enough of the desired quality for sale. In short, you want to eliminate unreliable forecasts that provide corrective, cost-increasing interventions and that are in the way of providing a healthy product at the right price. That is what the Plantalyzer is for!
The Plantalyzer® is a unique tool for an accurate crop estimation. It was developed in close collaboration with Wageningen University & Research (UR) and Letsgrow.com. The Plantalyzer® is powered by Berg Hortimotive en Royal Brinkman.
The Plantalyzer® is a unique combination of autonomous robot, vision which counts and classifies tomatoes on the plant, and intelligent forecasting software. The result is reliable information for the most accurate crop estimation. You optimise the process between supply and demand, thereby reducing your food waste in the chain and you will achieve an even better customer satisfaction.
Using a pipe rail system
The Plantalyzer® is fitted with the Greenhouse Positioning System allowing you to use the BergDrive to move the robot fully autonomously through the greenhouse. The system automatically drives onto the pipe rail from the concrete path, and moves itself from path to path. So there is no need to install any new facilities. Measurements can also run at night, and therefore do not need to disrupt other activities.
Vision provides a clear picture
2nd generation Plantalyzer Vision software for high performance
The Plantalyzer takes photos of the lower part of the plant and a deep-learning algorithm identifies and counts the tomatoes in the photos. The new truss counting algorithm then identifies and counts the number of trusses. It also determines and categorises the colour per fruit. This not only gives you daily insight into numbers, but also into colour stages. Using depth information, the robot counts and assesses only the fruits in the path it drives. Thanks to the robot, you get this insight over a large area of your greenhouse. This is the basis for a good harvest prognosis.
Constant crop estimation
The Plantalyzer® has a constant prediction level, and therefore has no human deviations. By linking the plant data to the algorithms integrated by LetsGrow, you will get accurate control information of the harvest. So as a grower, you know exactly when and how many tomatoes you can harvest to meet your marketing agreements.
Plantalyzer® is a registered trademark of HortiKey International B.V.