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Lower fail­u­re rates thanks to Log & Solve

Digi­tal busi­ness management

The coro­na­vi­rus pan­de­mic is boos­ting accep­t­ance of digi­tal solu­ti­ons. Klasmann-Deilmann‘s Inno­va­ti­on Team in the Nether­lands are deve­lo­ping app­li­ca­ti­ons to take hor­ti­cul­tu­re into the future. Sjors Bei­jer has play­ed a cen­tral role in moving the Log & Sol­ve online plat­form forward.

Both Klasmann-Deilmann’s cus­to­mers and employees can joint­ly use the Log & Sol­ve soft­ware,” exp­lains Bei­jer. “It collects and struc­tures data from the hor­ti­cul­tu­ral com­pa­nies. Infor­ma­ti­on is bund­led, eva­lua­ted and then pre­sen­ted in a gra­phic overview.


Log & Sol­ve hel­ps to rai­se the effi­ci­en­cy of the cho­sen gro­wing method and to redu­ce fail­u­re rates:

  • The basic ver­si­on takes into account ana­ly­ses of sub­stra­te and water sam­ples, notes about cul­ti­va­ti­on acti­vi­ties, obser­va­tions of the plant crops, pho­tos and much more besides;
  • In the exten­ded ver­si­on, modern sen­sors con­ti­nuous­ly mea­su­re the nut­ri­ent con­tent and mois­tu­re of the gro­wing media direct­ly in the plant pot and auto­ma­ti­cal­ly gene­ra­te sta­tus reports;
  • Data that is alrea­dy collec­ted in the green­house on air humi­di­ty, tem­pe­ra­tu­re and light levels can also be included.


On this basis, any unwel­co­me deve­lo­p­ments can be iden­ti­fied fas­ter and thus aver­ted. Ques­ti­ons and pro­blems are pos­ted via Log & Sol­ve strai­ght to the Klasmann-Deilmann con­sul­tants who, refer­ring to the­se data, can pro­vi­de prompt advice. “The who­le sys­tem works just as quick­ly with a smart­pho­ne as it does on a com­pu­ter,” Sjors Bei­jer says. “The cus­to­mer and the con­sul­tant can be in dif­fe­rent pla­ces and dis­cuss the pro­ces­ses taking place at the nursery.”

With Log & Sol­ve, cus­to­mers can view cur­rent data on their crops at any time. They can also dis­cuss the­se data direct­ly with their tech­ni­cal con­sul­tant – regard­less of whe­ther or not both of them are at the same location.


It remains to be seen whe­ther the coro­na­vi­rus will chan­ge the world. “We assu­me that digi­ti­sa­ti­on will get a mas­si­ve boost – in hor­ti­cul­tu­re as elsewhere.”

If you would like to know more, visit www​.logan​dsol​ve​.net/en or e‑mail Sjors Bei­jer and Co-Anne van Waaij at log.​[email protected]​klasmann-​deilmann.​com.