CAN (ON): Startup leverages AI to grow mushrooms

A Waterloo, Ont. startup is working to give mushroom farming a boost with the help of artificial intelligence. Mycro Harvest is based out of the University of Waterloo's startup incubator, Velocity.

It's not your typical mushroom farm, and its co-founders aren't your typical mushroom farmers. That's because there's nothing typical about this farming operation. "We're developing AI-powered smart farms for mushroom growing," said co-founder Christopher Klich.

The company will first focus on scaling production in the multi-billion-dollar fresh mushroom industry. Mushroom farming relies heavily on manual labor and monitoring. Farmers also need to have highly technical knowledge to avoid losing crops.

"Mushrooms are a very finicky crop," said co-founder Justin Cheng. But Mycro Harvest is looking to change that with their farm of the future, focusing on more efficient fungi farming.


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