International Autonomous Greenhouse Event

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Organised by Wageningen University & Research, Greenhouse Horticulture

Fri 1 July 2022 09:00 to 20:00

Venue Violierenweg 1, 2665 MV Bleiswijk
8.30 Registration and coffee
9:00 Welcome by dr. Silke Hemming, WUR
Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge
9:10 Overview results of 3 years Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge by Silke Hemming, WUR and David Wallerstein, CXO Tencent
9:30 Commercialisation Autonomous Greenhouse Management by Rudolf de Vetten, CPO Blue Radix (start-up company out of participating team 1st Challenge)
9:50 Importance of autonomous control for investors and growers by Leonard de la Faille, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects (team captain winning team 2nd Challenge)
10:10 Q&A
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Integrated approach towards Autonomous Growing – Crop physiology, sensing, modelling, control, robotics
11:00 Autonomous growing from a crop perspective by Anja Dieleman, WUR
11:20 Digital Twins tomato by Pieter de Visser, WUR
11:40 Phenotyping .tools for different crops from research to practice - by Rick van de Zedde, WUR
12:00 Q&A
12:20-13:20 Joint lunch
13:20-14:50 Visit WUR facilities e.g.
Kas2030-fossil-free and emission free greenhouse by Frank Kempkes, researcher energy and climate, WUR
Gerbera Scout and Gerbera Harvester by Jos Ruizendaal, researcher AgroFoodRobotics, WUR
VF by Caterina Carpineti, researcher vertical farming, WUR
AI greenhouse infrastructure for research & industry by Anna Petropoulou, researcher autonomous greenhouses, WUR
Tastelab - non-destructive detection of secondary compounds and taste (PPS Fresh on demand with many partners) by Rick de Jong, researcher product quality, WUR
International perspective
14:50 Automated pest & disease detection: Learnings from open field to indoor farming? by Spyros Fountas, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
15:20 Plant sensing to understand crop physiology for automated farming by Kathy Steppe, University of Ghent, Belgium
15:40 Q&A
16:00 Coffee break
Learnings 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge
16:30-17:30 Learnings and future perspectives of 3rd Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge
- Teams intro (video) and winner announcement by Kathy Steppe, jury
- Presentation approach and future vision by winning team
- Overview detailed analysis results by Anna Petropoulou
- Q&A
17:30 Drinks & BBQ
20:00 End