Dr. Saber Miresmailli: what’s now and next in AI for greenhouses

Huge strides in artificial intelligence are being made in not only detecting but treating pests and diseases in real time in Canadian greenhouses. Using biological controls and UV disinfectants are part of the treatment. 


Karen Davidson, editor of The Grower, goes 'Behind The Scenes' of the September 2020 cover story titled 'HOW ROBOTS WILL GIVE A HAND TO FOOD SECURITY' (Click to read) and speaks with Dr. Saber Miresmailli, CEO of Ecoation Innovative Solutions. Miresmailli predicts that this technology will migrate very soon to berry fields and vineyards.




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