6. Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned group of
companies headquartered in beautiful Miami, Florida (aka, plant
The company sprouted in 1961 when the founder, Jose Costa Sr.,
purchased 30 acres south of Miami to grow fresh, vine-ripened
tomatoes in the winter and calamondin citrus in the summer. That
soon morphed into houseplants, and the Costa Farms family
started innovating and introduced new houseplants such as the
canela tree, orchids, and Cecilia Aglaonema. Costa Farms sells to
big box stores such as Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s.
9. Pain Point
It’s time consuming, costly, and difficult for growers to measure
and regulate pH throughout the day and across the lifecycle of a
plant. Indeed, pH levels are one of the key factors in plant health.
Furthermore, pH levels in the water and nutrient streams change
constantly. To increase plant health via nutrient uptake in turn
promoting higher yield, pH needs to be more closely monitored
and adjusted in real time.
10. The Solution…
Microsoft Azure IoT Hub with pH
sensor devices on hydro water systems
testing correct pH levels. We used the
Adafruit Feather M0 Wifi and pHSensor,
Microsoft Azure and IoT Hub, Stream
Analytics, Event Hub, Azure Functions,
messaging via Twilio and SQL Azure.
14. Platform Services
VS Team Services
Learning Stream Analytics
VM Image Gallery
& VM Depot
Cognitive Services Bot Framework Cortana
Data Lake Store
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Hackfest with Costa
Originally started with Event Hub, Switched to IoT Hub