Cultinova's EDEN hardware and software platform can be rapidly configured for use in a wide range of CEA operations.
Working closely with our clients we use our range of sensing and control hardware to realise fully bespoke CEA farm mangement solutions that enable the efficient running and optimisation of CEA operations.
EDEN enables automated data gathering from a range of sources such as nutrient levels and atmospheric conditions and the control of irrigation, environment and lighting based upon the results.
Furthermore, EDEN hardware interfaces seamlessly with EDEN web-based management sofware for the monitoring of growth processes, resource use, traceability and auditing.
The University required additional space to conduct trials on a variety of food and non-food crops and identified a former climate chamber as a suitable location for a vertical farm. Retaining flexibility in the set up and interoperability of technology components was key. Three separate trial zones had to be sensed and controlled and changes to the growth recipes and lighting regimes had to be implemented by the researchers without requiring any software programming knowledge.
Cultinova designed and configured the EDEN platform to realise a customised solution for the capture of robust growth data, the optimisation of growth conditions and the development of light recipes for a variety of crop types including tomatoes, sweet potato and cannabis. The resulting system consisted of sixty separate sensing and control channels linked to one EDEN controller with Internet connectivity for data transfer and remote support.
Intelligent LED lighting control and automated nutrient delivery with independent control of LED lighting from third party suppliers.
Three trial zones, each with different crops and different sensing and control requirements with independent control of each trial zone adjusted by the user
Atmospheric and nutrient sensing in each zone, including temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, dissolved oxygen, eletrical conductivity, alkalinity and more
The solution can be expanded or amended to suit future trials
The local controller has an intuitive touchscreen user interface for programming without coding knowledge
The EDEN controller offers internet connectivity for software updates, remote control and support through Cultinova
Cultinova provides training, installation and technical support during the individual growth trials.
"Growing Knowledge" stands for the expertise of our interdisciplinary working group in cultivating plants as well as for the knowledge gain that we pursue with our research projects in the field of application-oriented plant sciences. Research focuses of our group are
the development of cultivation systems in order to increase resource efficiency and value creation potential,
the quality optimization of plant-based products and
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences