Farming technology company AgEye Technologies has appointed Dr. Ricardo Hernández as an advisor to its newly formed Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Dr. Hernández will help the SAB to advance the company’s “plant scientist in a box” technology.
"The creation of a SAB is an important step in furthering our research in the real-world application of deep learning artificial intelligence to optimize growth factors of specialty crops," said AgEye Technologies CEO Nick Genty. "The external scientific perspective of the Board will greatly aid in the continued development and validation of the AgEye platform."
Dr. Hernández is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University’s Department of Horticultural Sciences. He has in-depth knowledge of plant eco-physiology and how it can maximize growth rates, development, morphology, and physiology, and improve crop yield, phytochemical content, and flavor.
"The use of controlled environments to optimize plant growth provides the unique opportunity to deliver the conditions that the crop requires to maximize yield. However, the timing (when?) to deliver those conditions depends on the plant requirements through the growth stage," said Dr. Hernández. "Monitoring and translating real-time plant feedback continues to be a challenge. Technologies such as AgEye can significantly help to alleviate this pressing issue."