Located in Ruthven Ontario, Canada, JEM Farms is a third-generation greenhouse produce farm. They are using around 40 acres of greenhouses to revolutionize farming. The vegetable they are growing in the greenhouse is beefsteak, tomato, and cucumbers.
Future goals of JEM Farms:
- Increase greenhouse capacity
JEM farms don’t want to rely on these 40 acres and are working to have 49 acres of greenhouse in near future.
- Better research
Now, you might be wondering about the research efforts they’re putting in. Well, their efforts to build a two acres research and development facility is the answer. In this facility, they will perform fruitful experiments to test
- Which seed variety is giving better yield?
- How to make seed variety better?
- How they can use LED lightning to boost the performance of greenhouse?
These are not just words. They are already collaborating with a scientific team of University of Windsor to make the consumption of lighting energy effective.
- Increase in productivity
Their next goal is to offer better services to their consumers. Therefore, they’re focusing on increasing the productivity to meet the vegetable demands of the local consumers.
JEM Farms and Technology
The best thing about JEM farms is that they’re not relying on the conventional farming methods. Here’s how they are prioritizing technology in their business.
They have been using iSii process computer of Hoogendoorn Growth Management to manage their greenhouse business effectively.
They are also in collaboration with . This platform helps them to be innovative with their growth techniques. For instance, a consultant helps them to learn how can they read, visualize, and analyze the data and grow smart. Not only this, but the computer programs also allow them to compare the yield of their crops with other locations. Thus, they can adjust the greenhouse climate accordingly.
With the help of LetsGrow.com, they are also taking advantage of the latest IIVO technology. This smart and innovative technology enables JEM Farms to monitor and maintain their greenhouse.
All these smart data-driven technologies enable JEM farms to be autonomous greenhouses. Besides making the JEM farms efficient, these smart technologies are also making them sustainable. For instance, they can make the best use of fertilizers, energy, and water.
JEM farms’ owner, Jamie Mastronardi, considers data-driven technologies resourceful. He believes that they can’t have sustainable growth without smart technologies.
While explaining the IIVO system of Hoogendoorn Growth Management, he said that this system is the core of high-quality products on our farms. Moreover, the detailed and optimal analysis of LetsGrow gives us the courage to be ready for future events. It
He is optimistic about installing a new IIVO system on their farms and excited to share the detailed review in the future.