Wageningen University & Research, BU Horticulture & Flower Bulbs and Delphy Improvement Centre, both established at the Horti Science Park in Bleiswijk, recently finished building their Vertical Farm facilities. The official opening of ‘Vertical Farming Field Lab’ will be held on Friday 1 October, prior to the Vertical Farming Conference.Continue reading “Opening ‘Vertical Farming Field Lab’ part of the conference program”
Presentation by Petra Liedl, Research Associate, Munich School of Engineering at Technical University of Munich.Continue reading “Approaches to a holistic vertical farming concept”
A JakajimaTV interview with Kristian Holst Laursen, University of Copenhagen. He is the leader of the the research group in Plant Nutrients and Food Quality.Continue reading “The impact of plant nutrients on food quality in Vertical Farming”
Another JakajimaTV interview / presentation with Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting, hosted by Pieter Hermans.
This interview is about the platform developed by Agritecture how to o accelerate urban farming entrepreneurs around the world. A tool engineered to provide valuable data to assess the feasibility of a future agricultural project specific for your location.Continue reading “Vertical Farming thrives on a Data-driven controlled environment”
Another JakajimaTV talk with Jasper den Besten, HAS University of Applied Sciences about The importance of the variety choice for vertical farming.
Choosing the correct variety is often underexposed in vertical farming. However, the differences between varieties are huge.Continue reading “Basil, exploring genetics for Vertical Farming (VIDEO)”
Another JakajimaTV talk with Maarten VandeCruys, Founder / CTO of Urban Crop solutions.
Vertical / Indoor farming has been around for a while now and organisations of different sizes have implemented this technology as part of their supply chain.
- But which size of farm actually makes most financial sense?
- What level of automation should be chosen?
- Where do robotics come in?
Presented by Wythe Marschall, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University / Research associate, Cornell University
This talk examines the production of different social values by a network of agricultural technology entrepreneurs in greater New York City. I document how farmer–entrepreneurs relate agricultural practices such as hydroponics to claims about what makes a food “good,” and what makes a vision for the future of urban dwelling sustainable or just. I argue that, since few Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) technologies are of recent invention, the novelty that my interlocutors produce is primarily social in nature—such as business models, imaginaries regarding urban future, and relations with consumers, including how consumers understand the category of “local,” plant nutrition, and the vocation of the farmer.Continue reading “Farming value beyond the economic: cases of social innovation through Controlled Environment Agriculture in New York”
This is an overview of the three soil-free systems; Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaponics Continue reading “The soil-free systems for providing nutrients to plants in vertical farms”
Behind a vault-like door, the long, windowless room has the same purple glow as the cabin on a Virgin America flight. Instead of passengers, the space is filled with row after row of plants, each growing under a carefully calibrated series of red and blue lights. Continue reading “LED “Recipes” Help Crops Grow Faster in Massive Netherlands Farming Lab”
Indoor farms grow vegetables sustainably and locally in areas where traditional field farming is not possible; lighting system uses 85% less energy than traditional systems. Continue reading “Philips & Green Sense Farms Usher in New Era of Indoor Farming with LED ‘Light Recipes’ That Help Optimize Crop Yield and Quality”