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IUNU to collaborate with WUR for closed-loop autonomous growing

August 28, 2023  By Greenhouse Canada

Aug. 28, 2023 – IUNU and Wageningen Research, research institute Wageningen Plant Research (WPR) have entered into an agreement to work on closed-loop autonomous growing for the most common commercially grown lettuce varietals.

This is the world’s first closed-loop, comprehensive, autonomous growing solution developed for the greenhouse industry.

The solution developed by IUNU uses computer vision to comprehensively monitor crop growth for every plant in the greenhouse and autonomously executes crop strategies based on how crops are performing.


IUNU has installed its computer vision system at WPR facilities in Bleiswijk in both traditional and semi-closed greenhouse compartments with both Moving Gully Systems (MGS) as well as Deep Water Culture (DWC) pond systems. IUNU intends to bring this solution first to commercial lettuce growers and then to high-wire crops.

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