Vertical Farming and the real Return on Investment (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?

About Maarten Vandecruys

Maarten co-founded Urban Crop Solutions and leads the R&D department. The company delivers indoor vertical farming solutions across the world: hardware, software and crop growth recipes. He will be speaking at the 2020 Vertical Farming conference.

About Urban Crop Solutions

Urban Crop, a total solutions provider in the indoor vertical farming industry. Offering science-based and tailor-made technology for crop cultivation.

HYDROPONICS AND OWN GROWTH RECIPES FOR 200+ CROPS

To deliver healthy crops, our closed-loop irrigation system:

  • Minimizes the use of fresh water
  • Increases plant nutrient uptake and can work with up to 70 organic nutrients and minerals
  • Provides optimal root growth, aeriation and nutrient delivery
  • Allows to grow microgreens and super-large crops

CLIMATE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT

In/outflow of air is controlled to limit unwanted elements while optimizing climate conditions.

  • Closed production plants have minimal external elements influencing the indoor climate
  • Monitoring the in- and outflow of air allows for the best possible crops
  • Flavour can be tailored to market demand by influencing climate, light and nutrients

CUSTOM-MADE LED TECHNOLOGY

Our own LED lights provide the optimal spectrum for your plants, using limited energy.

  • The photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) range, enables photosynthesis in the 400-700nm range
  • Using energy-efficient LEDs, our crops receive just the right light spectrum to grow efficiently

ROBOTIZED AND CONTROLLED PROCESS

Our top-notch industrial standards allow full control over monitoring and automation.

  • Minimize human intervention to achieve higher levels of process control within a highly regulated industry
  • Optimize production according to market demand
  • Monitor the growth cycle from anywhere in the world

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