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Vegetables in the Cloud

Vegetables in the Cloud

Vegetables in the Cloud

Trutina, Real Time Information Making Irrigation More Precise


Trutina, a revolutionary cost saving monitoring system from Europe to enter the New Zealand greenhouse vegetable growers market. The product was developed by a Hungarian company, a spin-off of Szeged University Faculty of Natural Science and Information Technology. It has won the 2017 Hungarian Environmental Innovation Awards and the producers are also taking part in a research project for Delphy IC (https://delphy.nl/en/), one of Europe’s leading agricultural consultancy firm.


2017 Hungarian Environmental Innovation Awards in the Hungarian Parliament


Use of technology is still relatively uncommon across the agricultural sector, however growers should take into consideration the effectiveness of such tools.


Trutina is a weight monitoring system, consisting of hardware and cloud based software. It enables customers to follow plant weight (biomass) in real time, weight trends of a separate growing substrate with hanging or platform based method, showing related decision supporting info (biomass production, plant activity, plant energy balance etc.). The product can calculate the necessary amount of irrigation and drain tendency as well, which enables irrigation planning. Trutina has been tested and can be used for tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers.


The device stores the measured data and continuously uploads them to the Cloud, the information then can be viewed on your computer or smartphone and the dashboard surface can be fully customised.


Trutina is a great tool for improving greenhouse control and strategy, making production significantly more efficient resulting in higher production yields and significant cost savings.



Insight Manager is another product developed by the same company. It is a workflow monitoring and labour registration solution, enabling employers to follow real-time activities of their employees, manage them, assign tasks, send messages. It provides statistics and tools to evaluate employees performance and the productivity of your business.


The product can be used by installing a system of local terminals and/or as a mobile application. The terminals can easily be integrated with the weight measurement solution.



RNR Limited, a family owned business run by husband and wife duo Reilly & Rose Tucker based in Mount Maunganui are distributers of these products. They can assist in setting up these devices, along with offering a full range of IT services and support with over 20 years of experience.



They are currently offering to set up a demo for 3 months of one Trutina system for the first grower to contact them in the Bay of Plenty area.


For more information, please email rtucker@rnr-ltd.co.nz.