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The High Tech Edge: Machine Vision and Automated Conveyance in Greenhouse Production

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Cannabis |  CEA |  Controls |  Crop |  Efficient Yields Workshops |  Topic Area |  AI
Rob Eddy |  Kane Hogan |  Brandon Waghorn
1 hour
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 22, 2024
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Embark on a journey into the forefront of agricultural technology with our exclusive webinar, "The High Tech Edge: Machine Vision and Automated Conveyance in Greenhouse Production." In this insightful session, we'll uncover the transformative power of machine vision orchid grading, where plants are whisked and spun past cameras that count and grade flower stems, open flowers, and unopen flower buds. From precision assessment to seamless sorting, witness firsthand how advanced imaging technologies are revolutionizing quality control in greenhouse operations. But that's just the beginning! We'll also explore the game-changing Dutch tray table systems, a marvel of engineering designed to optimize space utilization and light use efficiency. Picture a greenhouse without aisles, where up to 92% of space is dedicated to growth. Discover how these automated conveyance systems streamline production, enhance workflow, and ultimately elevate yield and profitability. Whether you're a seasoned industry professional or an aspiring agricultural innovator, this webinar is your ticket to staying at the forefront of the controlled environment agriculture revolution. Join us as we delve into the intricate nexus of technology and agriculture, unlocking new possibilities for sustainable, high-yield greenhouse production. Reserve your spot now and seize the high-tech edge!



Rob Eddy's Profile

Rob Eddy Related Seminars and Products

Technical Director

Resource Innovation Institute

Rob has over 30 years of experience in plant growth facility management, plant research and commercial production. At Purdue University, he brought online and managed a computer- controlled 40,000 ft 2 research facility, made up of 25 greenhouses and over 60 growth chambers and grow rooms. He was responsible for hundreds of CEA studies involving flowering, food and medicinal species. He served on design teams for greenhouse projects and one of the first automated machine-vision phenotyping centers in the country. In his consulting role, he supported major hydroponic produce growers AeroFarms and Bright Farms; Big Ag companies Dow AgroSciences, Novozymes and Indigo Ag; and several cannabis operations including Clade9. He wrote cultivation plans for cannabis licenses awarded in Missouri and West Virginia.

Rob’s protocols for optimizing greenhouse production have been downloaded over 70,000 times in 104 countries. He participated in the publication, A Practical Guide to Containment: Plant Biosafety in Research Greenhouses, recognized throughout the world as a primary resource for safe production of genetically modified crops. In 2016, he was a member of the International Committee for Controlled Environment Guidelines that published Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting Environmental Parameters for Experiments in Greenhouse Facilities, the seminal document of quality assurance protocols for plant science research.

In his free time, Rob enjoys gardening, growing microgreens under LEDs, baking and winning croquet matches against his three grown children.

Brandon Waghorn's Profile

Brandon Waghorn Related Seminars and Products

South Essex Fabricating

Brandon Waghorn has a strong background in various roles within the manufacturing and engineering industries. Brandon most recently worked at South Essex Fabricating Inc, starting in July 2019 as a Project Manager and transitioning to the role of Business Development Manager in March 2022. Prior to that, they were a Project Manager and Engineering Supervisor at GINCOR Werx from March 2018 to June 2019. Brandon also has experience as a Manufacturing and Inventory Manager at Rodger Industries Inc from January 2017 to March 2018, and as a Cost Management Engineer at KSR International Co. from February 2015 to January 2017. Before that, they worked as an Applications Engineer at Viking Pump of Canada Inc from January 2013 to January 2015, and as a Manufacturing Engineer at QSS Group, Inc. from August 2010 to January 2013.

From 2023 to 2025, Brandon Waghorn attended the Australian Institute of Business, where they pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Business Administration and Management, General.