Calyx is committed to improving the level of knowledge and standards of operation of both the horticultural enthusiast and the professional. That is why we selected the botanical term ‘Calyx” (the protective structure around a bud) as our name. We have invested our own resources in developing projects that link horticulture to the environment, tourism, recreation and health.
Among our early projects was the television programme called Growing Things©, which was launched in May 2007. This innovative, world-class television programme covered all aspects of horticulture, and for three seasons, was aired on CVM Television, one of the two major television stations in Jamaica.
The second initiative is a vocational training programme in amenity horticulture undertaken in conjunction with The University of Technology, Jamaica. This programme commenced with a course in Landscape Installation and Maintenance in June 2011.
The third initiative is a service we call `Data Works`, which consists of mobile data collection and analysis services. Data Works was created out of the need for improved data collection and analysis in Caribbean agriculture. We bring cutting-edge cloud computing down to earth – literally. Our decision support system combines mobile data collection with online database analytical tools using transparent data directly from the source, helping farmers increase their productivity and efficiency.
We are proud to announce our latest project, the Calyx Plant Clinic. This service was developed in response to inadequate extension support for both farmers and home gardeners. The Calyx Plant Clinic is a quick and easy response system for all your plant pest disease problems. Just send us pictures of the problem, along with a little information, and for a small fee, our experts will provide diagnoses and recommend corrective strategies, all within 48 hours of receiving your query.