There’s no denying that the pandemic resulted in an economic dampener that nobody expected. It affected our customers and partners in the agriculture space just as it did anyone else in any other industry.
However, what we’re really proud of at CO2 GRO is that the company made significant effort to not only keep the company running through the pandemic but also to position it for success as the effects of the pandemic wore out.
We’re an incredibly cost-conscious company, we don’t spend lavishly on things that don’t directly benefit our customers. Our focus is on growers and we’re steadfast in our mission to transform 600-billion sq. ft. of protected fruit & vegetable growth facilities so they can increase yield by 30% and feed half a billion more people around the world.
During the pandemic, we continued to push forward with trials and saw interest rise as growers around the world became more concerned about declining profit margins owing to market conditions, rising transportation costs, operational costs, and so on.
As a result, CO2 GRO started several commercial technology trials with protected crop facilities all over the world, growing everything from lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, to medicinal plants, to orchids and roses.
While each of these results were announced in press releases individually, it seems like together, as a whole, they’re making a big impact on the market.
As we set up booths at in-person events this year, at Grower Day in St. Catharine’s, Ontario and at Cultivate in Columbus, Ohio, we realized that the agriculture industry has been watching us closely.
The response we received at the two events we attended was phenomenal and we were so proud to be able to share specific results from commercial technology trials with customers – which inspire more trust and confidence in our technology – than bench-trials at academic facilities, we’ll have to admit.
In the future, we look forward to work with an incrementally more engaged customer-base, as we provide everyone with more information about what we’re doing and how it is benefiting the industry via our website, newsletters, social media, and more. The future is exciting!