We Cannot Reduce Cost of Electricity, So We Learn How to Make Best Use of Energy

Part of this is to maximize the plant density per square meter, which means more and more plants can benefit from the same kilowatts sent to the LED lamps. We also use software to make better predictions on the amount that needs to be harvested so that there is zero waste.

Why More Growers Are Choosing Polycarbonate Panels

Polycarbonate panels offer growers a superior cladding solution, delivering effective light transmission and diffusion, simplifying maintenance and improving their structure's heat retention. They also present a number of options to choose from.

FlexFarming Tackles Industry Challenges With Its Indoor Vertical Farm To Grow Strawberries

The facility has produced its first crop of Class 1 strawberries, with the quality being verified by their customer, a large UK supermarket. It is setting out to grow and supply quality British strawberries to the mainstream UK market all year round.

Is the Future Tomato Red?

At one time solely being known as the jewel in the summer salad, the role of the tomato has now evolved into something much bigger - potentially game-changing, in fact. Could it be about to solve the global food crisis? At least, one greenhouse in Holland thinks so.

Avoid These Five Mistakes When Choosing Food-grade Conveyors, Says Ultimation Industries

Unlike regular industrial conveyors, food and washdown material handling solutions must be constructed of sanitary and hygienic materials to meet rigorous safety standards and must be easy to clean, maintain and inspect.

Innovative Energy-Saving Solar Greenhouse Idea Wins Schneider Go Green Student Competition

-Team GreenOverMorrow from Morocco wins with a smart energy management solution to set the energy transition of agriculture in motion -The winners receive a 10,000-euro cash prize

Using AI, Robotics and Plant Science to Grow Better More Sustainable Produce

With the support of computer vision that captures 3D images of each and every grow module and data science, we are understanding how our production systems are interacting with our crops and how we can improve those interactions.

How Can Smart Technology Benefit Vertical Farms?

Smart technology can benefit many industries and application areas. IoT (specifically sensors), smart systems used to control and monitor conditions, drones, and predictive analytics are all hugely beneficial, particularly for the vertical farming sector.

Racking for Vertical Farming Saves Spatial Requirements for Harbor Farmz

Originally, Ward estimated that he would need a facility with around 90,000 square feet, but with the right vertical racking he was able to cut his spatial requirements by nearly two-thirds.

Advancing Automation Technology Could Help Vertical Farms Achieve Profitability, Finds IDTechEx

By using extensive sensor networks for monitoring crops and growing systems, vertical farms can optimize their workflow by helping operators efficiently pinpoint problems. This would serve to reduce labor complexities and thus manpower required.

Could the Energy Crisis Power a Renewable Future for the Indoor Farming Industry?

Price instability has sent shock-waves through the CEA community, with a few even questioning its viability. But we don't think this is the end, far from it. This could be the driving force for changes akin those seen after the 1970's twin oil shocks.

CubicFarms and Deloitte Join Forces on New Carbon Commercialization Program

HydroGreen's commercial scale Automated Vertical Pastures™ technology helps meet increasing demand for valuable farm-based inset and offset carbon credits from all manner of organizations with net-zero goals.

What Is the Future of UK Vertical Farming?

With so many variables and Mother Nature becoming more unpredictable, our horticultural experts continue to field an increasing number of enquiries for controlled growing environments.

The Effect of Near-Infrared Radiation on Plants

Look at any textbook on botany and you will find this maxim: plants respond to optical radiation in the spectral range of 280 nm to 800 nm.The question is, how was this spectral range (sometimes referred to as Photobiologically Active Radiation, or PBAR) determined?

Is Scaffolding a Step Up (or a Step Back) for Your High-density Vertical Grow Rack System?

Vertical grow racks maximize yield by optimizing vertical and horizontal space from a grow operation. But there's a very important question every vertical indoor farm has to ask: How the heck are we supposed to get up there?

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