by Rob Baan, Koppert Cress
Microgreen Grower Rob Baan uses the title Metropolitan Farmer. As best Farmer 2020 of the Netherlands he promotes fresh produce as health benefit. From his Sustainable All Electric Greenhouses he supplies 70.000 restaurants in the major European metropole in a circle of 800 km around his farm.
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by Ard van de Kreeke, GROWx
GROWx developed a fully robotized data driven vertical farming system that we are using for our own microgreens production at Chef’s Farm Amsterdam but are also going to roll out over the world for producing microgreens, herbs and salads.
Continue reading “Farming as a Service!”
by Kristian Holst Laursen, University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
In vertical farming, plants are often grown hydroponically or aeroponically under rigidly controlled conditions. This allows for complete control of plant nutrient supply and potentially delivers optimal plant growth, harvest yield and food quality. It is, however, vital that fertilization strategies are carefully designed to match plant demands of all 14 essential plant nutrients throughout the whole growth period. This does represent a major challenge when nutrient solutions are recirculated – not least in systems relying on organic fertilizers.
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by Sebastian Olschowski, Fluence Bioengineering “Fluence by OSRAM”
Light Spectra make a difference for plant growing, especially in sole-source applications like vertical farming. Multiple discussions and publications exist how different light spectra influence plant growth of different cultivars. This presentation is guiding through spectral effects to crop performances as well is questioning the relevance of spectral tuning in vertical farms.
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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”
by Stefan van de Voort, Signify
HighTech Horticulture can play a role in addressing the global challenges we are facing. The Internet of Things is an integral part of our lives.
Systems and devices are becoming more connected and the role of data is key.
Dynamic Horti LED lighting allows the grower to have maximum flexibility and full control during the growth cycle of his crops, optimizing quality and yield.
Continue reading “The benefits of flexibility: indoor farming dynamic lighting systems”
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.
Continue reading “Vertical Farming and the real Return on Investment (VIDEO)”
- But which size of farm actually makes most financial sense?
- What level of automation should be chosen?
- Where do robotics come in?