Moving farming from vast expanses of land to urban settings sounds like no easy feat. How can enough plants grow to feed large populations in a limited space? Instead of taking down skyscrapers, urban farmers use their vertical nature to their advantage.
Dr Antony Dodd's research into the plant circadian clock had found that optimising growing conditions to match the clock resulted in plants that contained more chlorophyll, allowing them to convert more of the available light into biomass and grow faster.
The cost of natural sunlight is an important thing for producers to understand because there is an economic value that they should be placing on sunlight. It's one of the main inputs to production!
The Piqua Facility Will Further Complement Edible Garden's Flagship Greenhouse and Corporate Headquarters to Meet Mid-Western Produce Demand
The Bailey's goal is to integrate a vertically holistic approach to fruit growing and operating their orchard utilizing sustainable materials and renewable energy sources, thereby reducing their carbon footprint and working towards their goal of running a net-zero farm.
With agritech, farmers are able to better understand their crops at a smaller scale, conserve resources, and reduce environmental impacts. And now, this technology has blended into smaller farms and producers.
Readers Choice 2020: Space to Grow, or Grow in Space - How Vertical Farms Could Be Ready to Take-off
Vertical farms with their soil-free, computer-controlled environments may sound like sci-fi, but there is a growing environmental and economic case for them, according to new research laying out radical ways of putting food on our plates.
Robotics and automation can be surprisingly useful for the growing industry - and may represent a major market for developers of commercial robotics over the next few years.
Food Waste is More Than Just a Consumer Issue - Manufacturers Must Act to Reduce Food Loss in Production
The food industry is the epitome of high-volume production, which on first glance, should have no problems feeding the global population. However, waste is common with factors like spillage, wrongly produced batches, product blockages and mechanical mishaps all resulting in food never making it to fork.
Nordic Harvest has just closed its first investment round, and will be one of the largest vertical farms in Europe. With the investment round, Nordic Harvest will bring a sustainable food system close to the consumer.
With practice, many hydroponic growers can fine-tune their growing environment to remove bottlenecks, minimize maintenance, and increase the quality of their produce. One way they do this is through automated nutrient dosing.
An enthusiastic evangelist for modern vertical farming, Wihelmsson explained, "We took the concept of farming outdoors and brought it indoors, creating a controlled ecosystem where we can grow under optimal conditions year-round. We have a facility here of 7,000 sq meters.
Grōv Technologies Announces World's Largest, Most Advanced Indoor Vertical Farming System for Year-round Fresh Animal Feed
Utilizing micro-sensors, big data and science-based growing protocols, the Grōv Olympus Tower Farm brings economically viable and environmentally sustainable feed solutions to dairy and beef producers
SANANBIO, a leading vertical farming solution provider announces the availability of its climate controlled mobile farm for growers globally.
By removing LED drivers from individual light fixtures, the new MegaDrive™ eliminates the need for electrical power connections throughout the greenhouse or grow room while significantly reducing up-front costs.
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