A pillar in our consultancy: Technology

Most growers have a long ladder of opportunities to improve on performance in the field of technology. Here you will find some information about the investment in technology. The consultants of Bangalore Plants First assist you with economic calculations and practical advice regarding technologies and systems to enable you to make the right decisions.

The need to invest in technology

Obviously there is a logic behind the investment in technology; the aim of each and every investment is to increase profit. This can be through cost reduction, production increase or better market prices (marketing systems, better product quality). Investment in technology is often not a free choice but a necessity to stay competitive.

Areas to invest:

  • Control of growing conditions - mechanisation or automation of shade nets, side vents, humidification, ventilation, irrigation systems, fertilizer application and so on
  • Crop management - crop handling systems, spray equipment, data readers/loggers on plant growth (photosynthesis, opening stage of stomata etc.)
  • Support to labour productivity - internal transport (including pathways, product collection), selecting and sorting. Direct workers controls like attendance devices, data loggers on activity timings etc.
  • Storage and packing, e.g. cool storage, packing material and assemblage, product tracking systems
  • Transport and distribution, like global positioning systems (gps) on trucks and recording
  • Administrative - Accounting softwares, tracking and call back system etc.
  • General - communication systems like apps and automatic messaging, feed back systems, uploading product information and photos for long distance clients.

Some issues that play a role in acquiring technology:

  • Sequence of investment. New technology has to fit in with the current operations
  • Knowledge is required to purchase, install and operate technology systems and equipment
  • Technology functions, when implemented in time and correctly. Settings may require to be changed from time to time. Remember: rubbish in – rubbish out!
  • Most technological items require regular maintenance and adjustment. Back-up from the supplier is important