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.
Ard was a speaker at the 2020 edition of the Vertical Farming Conference
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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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