Like most websites, 30MHz uses cookies to remember you so that we can deliver an optimised browsing experience. Select ‘Accept all’ if you’re okay with accepting cookies from UserEngage (webchat and lead generation), Hotjar (website improvement) and LinkedIn (tailored ads). When you select ‘Accept only necessary’, we will place cookies that let you use our website properly by remembering your preferences and for anonymous statistics. For more information, please see our cookie policy and privacy notice.

Accept all
Accept only necessary

2Grow partners with 30MHz

February 20, 2019

Bringing new sensors onto the ZENSIE platform

Growers monitoring their crops with 30MHz technology can add two new metrics to their overview: sap flow and stem diameter. 30MHz has partnered with Dutch agtech company 2Grow, and we’re excited to bring agribusinesses in our community yet another source of data to guide grow strategy and decision-making. 30MHz customers can view their sap flow and stem diameter data alongside existing data sources (including sensors monitoring soil moisture, VPD, dewpoint, temperature, humidity, light intensity and airflow) and express that data in a variety of charts and visualisations. Besides analysing the data themselves, growers can receive advice from 2Grow and/or crop advisors, who they can grant a selective view of crop developments within the ZENSIE platform.

The sap flow sensor measures water transport within the stem (in grams per hour). The variations in stem diameter  are expressed in micrometers. 2Grow hardware performs real-time measurements just like the sensors of 30MHz. Regular monitoring enables growers to keep an eye on the increase in stem diameter and crop, and provides insight into stress situations such as drought or pests and disease. These metrics empower the grower to continuously learn about growth delays and accelerations, and the relationship between vegetative and generative growth.

Beyond a commercial partnership, collaboration with 2Grow expands the data capabilities of the 30MHz platform. Analyzing sap flow and stem diameter alongside variables like VPD and dew point strengthens growers’ capabilities to react quickly to changing circumstances, and further optimise cultivation. “This is exactly what our platform is all about,” emphasises Business Developer Tim Busschops. “Linking parties such as 2Grow, who specialize in monitoring very specific variables shows the power and flexibility of ZENSIE in serving the diverse needs of growers.”

“We see even more opportunities for our users through the collaboration with 30MHz”, says Olivier Begerem of 2Grow. “By measuring the climate in real-time and accordingly acting upon it’s changes, growers will immediately see how the plant responds to all influences. This offers enormous opportunities for efficiency. If together with 30MHz we can spread these insights across the entire sector and combine these with artificial intelligence and machine learning, for example, we realize our ambition.”

How can smart sensing transform your industry?
Sensory data from physical environments is helping businesses across industries make better decisions, improving productivity and cutting costs. Let's talk about how smart sensing can work for your organization. Get in touch below.

Integrating the human element with manual input

Data is always most powerful when it’s combined from a variety of sources. The more context you have available to you, the more informed your decision-making. Well documented, easy to explore information is always an asset, whether it’s validating tried and tested methods, providing extra support to a hunch, or creating the space for an ...
Read more

A clearer, objective picture: Madestein’s Jonathan Zwinkels on integrating climate control with 30MHz

Since it was founded by two husband and wife teams in 1982, Madestein UK has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of Leafy Salads and Herbs across the United Kingdom. The company currently focuses on growing whole head lettuce (round lettuce, curly leaf lettuce, red butterhead lettuce) and fresh basil and the propagation of ...
Read more

Why growers measure oxygen in the root zone

In addition to regular climate data from wireless sensors and climate computers, growers can now also see the oxygen level, pH value and temperature of the root environment in ZENSIE. Recently, 30MHz partnered with Sendot Research whose sensors can be connected to the data platform. In addition to oxygen and pH, Sendot also offers a ...
Read more