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Accelerating the Science of

Controlled Environment Agriculture

The most valuable harvest for the farmer today and into the future is data.

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Speed-to-Data

Recent advancements in CEA technology have opened up an entirely new world of scientific research never before possible.

Armed with precision growing technology, Big Data, and world-class laboratories, Grōv scientists are teaming up with the most advanced dairy and beef operations to learn about plant growth and animal nutrition at a rate never before experienced in history.

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Bridging Plant + Animal CEA Technology

Grōv technology allows researchers to control every aspect of a plant’s environment, giving them the ability to adjust more variables and collect more data about plant growth than ever before.

Grōv scientists are working alongside animal nutritionists and veterinarians on farms equipped with controlled environment barns, cow comfort technology, wearable IoT devices for animals, and robotic milking technology.

This collaboration generates unique new insights about feed nutrition, animal health, herd productivity, and end consumer product quality.

Farmers must harness the power of Big Data, cloud-computing and machine learning to secure profitability, operate more sustainably, and maximize consumer trust in where their food is safely produced.

GrōProtocols

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Data-driven grow cycles improve each harvest, insuring farmers that their animals are receiving the most productive and efficient feed possible.

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GrōProtocols™

GrōProtocols are a proprietary and highly specific recipe of growing instructions and environmental conditions that are used by the Olympus Tower Farm. This results in predictable, repeatable crop yields farmers and researchers can rely on day-in and day-out.

GrōProtocols factor everything from plant species, seed source, wavelength of light colors, temperature, humidity, and dozens of other variables that affect the quality of plant growth and overall yield.

Grōv tower data combined with laboratory studies at the Grōv Research Center are used to continually refine GrōProtocols to optimize Superfeed for maximum animal health and herd productivity.

Depending on the herd type, animal genetics, and productivity goals, Grōv nutritionists can adjust Superfeed GrōProtocols to achieve specific customizations of nutrient expression for the optimal total mixed ration.

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Grōv HDN Superfeed™

Controlled studies have found that cows fed a ration including Grōv’s high density nutrient (HDN) Superfeed more efficiently produced milk on less feed, thus improving the farm’s bottom line.

Additionally, these independent trials showed that Superfeed improved meat quality in beef cattle.

Superfeed is Grōv-grown forage scientifically proven to produce superior results in every way that counts.



HDN Superfeed Benefits

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Improved
Nutrition

  • More vitamins
  • More macro and trace minerals
  • Improved consistency and digestibility of TMR
  • Improved palatability to animals
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Improved Feed
Safety

  • No contaminants
  • No pesticides
  • No herbicides
  • No unknown elements, like typically found from pasture grazing
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Improved
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  • 95% less water required
  • 95% less land required
  • No runoff
  • No fertilizers

SowyerOperating System

SowyerOS is the cloud-based operating system which autonomously runs and monitors each Olympus Tower Farm and offers insights to Grōv researchers.

An IoT network of sensors and cameras collects and analyzes massive amounts of data from grow research labs, animal research centers, and tower farms worldwide.

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The industry's first vertical farming data platform for animal feed.

Grōv Technologies is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to bring cloud-based machine learning capabilities to the Sowyer operating system. These enhancements enable Olympus Tower Farms to provide real-time data that ensures better quality of HDN Superfeed.

AWS sensors and computer vision systems measure air temperature and humidity, weight, grow light values, and plant growth. This data is integrated into the operating system of each tower and will enable Grōv to seamlessly manage and improve operations at installations across the globe.

Crop samples are analyzed by Grōv Research Center scientists creating a rapid data feedback loop between the lab, AWS sensors and the Sowyer OS to optimize plant growth and nutrition.

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Our collaboration with AWS has helped us develop a data-driven vertical farming platform that’s economically viable and environmentally sustainable for large dairy and beef operations as well as smaller family farms.

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Research Center

At Grōv headquarters, we have built a state-of-the art science and technology research facility to give our scientists, engineers, and growers a home base for discovery and innovation.

Scientists + Engineers + Growers =

Dream Team

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Areas of Expertise

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    Climate Science

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    Data Science

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Path to Net Zero

Grōv is currently conducting a Life Cycle Assessment for the Olympus Tower Farm and working with the U.S. dairy industry towards their 2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals

Download the Free “Olympus Tower Farm & HDN Superfeed Science” Whitepaper

This free whitepaper includes 12 pages of additional details and specifications about Olympus Tower Farms and HDN Superfeed science which are critical to any dairy or beef producer considering improving the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of their operations.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Olympus Tower Farm technical specifications, capabilities, and more.
  • Scientific review: HDN Superfeed vs Traditional Forage
  • Summary: How GrōProtocols Improve HDN Superfeed Properties
  • Abstract: HDN Superfeed Beef Trial
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