The sun is for free

Rob Baan

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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Plant Nutrients and Food Quality in Vertical Farming

Kristian Holst Laursen

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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Light Spectra Opportunities

sebastian olschowski

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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Vertical Farming thrives on a Data-driven controlled environment

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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.

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The benefits of flexibility: indoor farming dynamic lighting systems

Stefan van de Voort

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.

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Vertical Farming and the real Return on Investment (VIDEO)

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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?
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