Do's & Don'ts of Commercial Grow Facility Design

When owners and head growers first start thinking about building a new commercial grow facility, often the first thing on their minds is profitability-how do we differentiate our product and outperform the competition with better plant quality and higher yields?

Auburn University Department of Horticulture's Freight Farming Program

The two Freight Farms at Auburn University are a part of the college's horticulture program. They live in the Transformation Garden, an open-air classroom that is a beautiful spot on campus for all students to enjoy and learn.

Vertical Distribution of Growing Plants Results in Less Land and Soil Used

Using a close looped water recycling system, Kalera uses an estimated 95% less water than traditional field farming. This is especially important for the western parts of the United States

Hybrid Lighting: Using both LED and HPS

When considering horticultural lighting for a greenhouse or indoor grow facility, the decision almost always comes down to HPS vs LED. Choosing between a traditional HPS lighting system or a new LED technology can be very complicated.

Equipment Validation: LED Lighting Edition

While it's valuable for operators to gain familiarity with different systems and vendors, oftentimes these cultivators haven't considered how all these systems will interact and how the performance of one equipment category bears implications for other systems.

How Can Greenhouses, Vertical Farms & Container Farms Work Together?

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.

Building a Project Plan for Commercial Grow Facility Design

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.

Using transparent solar power for cultivating crops

NextGen Nano has released an infographic highlighting how the production of solar-powered glazing for greenhouse windows can help contribute to a sustainable future.

AeroFarms Danville, Now Growing: Debut of The World's Largest Aeroponic Smart Farm

AeroFarms Newest Indoor Vertical Farm Capable of Growing Over 3 Million Pounds of Fresh Leafy Greens Annually To Meet Increased Customer Demand

Plenty Building World's Largest Indoor Vertical Farm Campus

$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

How to Use Data Collection for Cannabis Cultivation

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.

Freight Farms Partners with Biosphere 2 to Pioneer the Future of Indoor Agriculture

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

Grow Room Ventilation: The Pros and Cons of Positive vs Negative Air Pressure

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.

Lighting Solutions for Horticultural Applications

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.

4 Things To Consider When Comparing LED Lighting Systems

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.

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Indoor & Vertical Farming - Featured Product

TCP Lighting - Far-Red Horticulture Top Light

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.