Indoor & Vertical Farming - Articles, Stories & Interviews
CEA is importantly not the answer to all the systemic problems in food production, but it is a powerful method that adds much needed resilience into supply chains, as the climate across the globe changes.
The most important elements to consider in your design are the interactions between what we call the 3 P's—people, plants, and products. Carefully calculate factors like fertigation, HVAC, staff, and technology.
NextGen Nano has released an infographic highlighting how the production of solar-powered glazing for greenhouse windows can help contribute to a sustainable future.
Data is king in modern business, and cannabis cultivation is no different. To understand precisely what’s happening in every room of your grow facility, your facility needs a robust system of data collection and analysis.
When faced with challenges of contamination and odor control, some indoor growers have adopted pressurized ventilation methods, manipulating positive and negative pressure to protect their grow spaces.
Luminaires for plant researchers are designed for the grower to adjust the light to reach their goals. Researchers need flexibility in spectrum and intensity as well as precise control to create reliable experiment conditions.
Although many of the currently available LED fixtures look similar and often utilize many identical components it is still important to fully explore performance metrics when evaluating lighting options.
Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Stories
AeroFarms Newest Indoor Vertical Farm Capable of Growing Over 3 Million Pounds of Fresh Leafy Greens Annually To Meet Increased Customer Demand
$300 million, 120-acre Virginia campus will feature world’s first farm to grow indoor, vertically farmed berries at scale, in partnership with Driscoll’s
Biosphere 2 is turning to Freight Farms to further novel research on creating a circular economy of food production, its benefits and the role of vertical farming
Indoor & Vertical Farming - News Headlines
Bloom Automation is on the forefront of technology to evaluate and process delicate agriculture through advanced optics and proprietary algorithms. Our mission is to join intelligent automation with innovative producers, producing the next generation of cultivation. We trim with the precision of a human, but the efficiency of a machine.
Energy expenses are one of the main cost components in the vertical farm operation. By using AI to tap into plant circadian rhythms, vertical farm owners may reduce electricity consumption by up to 27%, additionally simulating a more natural environment for plant growth. According to EasyFlow calculations, a 10.000 m2 vertical farm growing romaine lettuce could shave off at least 1,08M Eur per year from their energy bill.
Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Matthew Lohr will lead the CEA Summit East Day Two Keynote, "Reorienting Our Fresh Produce Supply Chain: Behind Virginia's Push to Become A National Indoor Farming Industry Leader," on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 9 am.
Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Product
TCP Lighting - Far-Red Horticulture Top Light
TCP's Far-Red Horticulture Top Light is available for growers that need to boost their overall crop size, yield, and photosynthetic rate without breaking the bank on energy costs or supplemental fixtures. It delivers up to 502 μmol/s of photosynthetic photon flux and high energy efficiency up to 2.29 μmol/J. It has a full spectrum that benefits vegetative and flowering growth, with a little extra kick.
Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Company
With more than 20 years of lighting experience, we are a lighting manufacturer who understands what goes into producing quality lighting systems. TCP's comprehensive product line includes CFL and LED ENERGY STAR rated lamps, along with DesignLights Consortium rated fixtures. We have leading LED driver designs and patents. That's why it's no surprise that we earn top product and supplier awards. Our strategic partnerships with industry leading vendors have allowed us to achieve just that.