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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The importance of plant data quality for artificial intelligence and sustainable agriculture

Mit Koevoets

by Mit Koevoets, Vaerens

The big companies in the greenhouse industry hold massive amounts of data from the growers that use their systems.

Even though this data can be very useful; the problem is that that data has been collected as a byproduct of cultivation.

In this presentation I will talk about why it will be necessary for some applications of machine learning and statistics to “create” data for the purposes of what we are trying to achieve through a process called plant data farming.

program: https://www.verticalfarmingconference.com/program/

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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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Data-driven controlled environment agriculture: Planning & design

Alberto Lopez

by Alberto Lopez, Agritecture Consulting

Discussion of the main takeaways of the first Global CEA Census Report, the most in-depth global survey of indoor & controlled environment agriculture ever conducted, with 316 total respondents from 54 countries. In the report, Autogrow and Agritecture paint a clearer picture of the global CEA industry by identifying important trends and contextualizing them for a wider audience. Adding to this information, the Agritecture Designer tool will be presented; the first digital platform to 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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Vertical Farming Conference welcomes Agritecture Consulting as Media Partner

Agritecture

Agritecture Consulting is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference

About Agritecture Consulting

Agritecture Consulting provides a comprehensive approach to urban agriculture project development. In operation since 2014, Agritecture has helped more than 100 organizations determine the feasibility of their ideas, validate their business strategies, recruit talent for their projects, manage operational challenges, and much more. Our consulting services are backed by several years of operations data and a team of experienced growers, agricultural engineers, sustainability managers, and marketing experts.

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The importance of the variety choice for vertical farming

Jasper den Besten

by Jasper den Besten, HAS University of Applied Sciences

Choosing the correct variety is often underexposed in vertical farming. However, the differences between varieties are huge. The differences between varieties can be a factor 2 or more. Results of variety tests are limited accessible. Our basil varieties trial in Brightbox showed the importance of doing variety tests.

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Air the way you want!

Gerjo de Zeeuw

by Gerjo de Zeeuw, CEO, GrowAir. B.V.. Air is invisible, but the effects of air distribution and air handling are visible. How do you create a homogenous and optimal climate?

The people of KE Fibertec – GrowAir are driven to develop, produce and to market homogenous air distribution systems for the horticultural and many other different sectors. To create a good air-distribution system in a greenhouse, vertical farm or indoor facility looks very simple and easy, but it’s very complicated to reach a homogenous climate and maximum growing results.

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The importance of the variety choice for vertical farming

Jasper den Besten

by Jasper den Besten, HAS University of Applied Sciences

Vertical farming is a young industry and only at the beginning of its product-life-cycle. Technical developments go fast within the horticulture sector and even faster in the world around us. The innovation hype of vertical farming is over, the industry is getter mature and making more and more sense businesswise. The presentation gives an impression of challenges and future chances for this new type of farming.

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The true ROI of indoor farming

Maarten Vandecruys

by Maarten Vandecruys, Urban Crop Solutions

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?

As founder and CTO of Urban Crop Solutions, Maarten will share his insights.

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