Our Greenhouse Guardian solution uses artificial intelligence to analyze sensor data and thereby optimize plant cultivation in greenhouses.
Greenhouse Guardian – known in some markets under the name Plantect® – is a new AI-powered agricultural service that provides environmental monitoring of greenhouse crops and predicts the likelihood of plant disease. The solution uses a temperature/humidity sensor, a CO2 sensor, and a solar radiation sensor, all developed with our own technology. It not only visualizes the conditions in a greenhouse but also provides risk predictions for diseases such as leaf mold, gray mold, powdery mildew, black leaf mold, downy mildew, and cory nespora leaf spot. Greenhouse Guardian creates new value for farmers and is easy to use.
Greenhouse Guardian is currently available in Japan and South Korea. Please contact our team if you want to learn about availability in your country.
End-to-end solution based on the Bosch IoT Suite
Many factors inside the greenhouse can determine the likelihood of disease in plants. These include temperature, humidity, sunlight, CO2 levels, and leaf wetness. External factors such as the weather also make a difference. Greenhouse Guardian uses three types of sensors to collect this information.
While these are all useful features, they only represent part of the system’s overall capability. Creating a truly valuable IoT solution involves more than installing sensors to collect data. These devices are all part of a complex system and work together in order to generate useful insights.
Bosch.IO helped to build this system, based on various elements of the Bosch IoT Suite.
Easy to implement
A focus on user experience means easy implementation for small and medium-scale farmers.
- Wireless: Greenhouse Guardian uses a long-range wireless communication protocol (LoRa), which keeps energy consumption low. Moreover, the solution is battery-powered, which means that initial installation requires no wiring, such as power sockets or communication cables. It can therefore be easily installed in any position within the greenhouse. Greenhouse Guardian uses readily available alkaline batteries, which can last for up to one year.
- Reasonable operating cost: the Greenhouse Guardian fee plan is designed to make it easy for users to introduce the service. Separate usage charges for the basic monitoring function and the disease prediction function mean that farmers can select which service level they want to use.
- Easy-to-use interface: the system is easy to understand and intuitive to use. Users have all the information they need at their fingertips. No knowledge of computer systems is required in order to check conditions in the greenhouse.