Martin Veenstra, Certhon Build, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017

Martin Veenstra

Martin Veenstra, Certhon Build B.V., will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Martin Veenstra
Martin is responsible for the sales engineering of Certhon’s growth chamber projects. With a background in Optical engineering and climate control systems, Martin is specialized in (LED) lighting systems and growth chamber design. Certhon has an extensive experience in turn-key realization of growth chambers for the commercial production of vegetables and flowers as well as specialized chambers for plant research.

About Certhon Build B.V.
Certhon is a Dutch company active as worldwide turn-key developer and installer of technical installations for horticultural solutions for greenhouses, growth chambers and indoor farms. Our innovative focus enables us to fully integrate all systems for year-round, efficient and optimal production of food, flowers and many more, anywhere in the world. This is Certhon 365 PlantyFood.
There is great know-how and expertise available at Certhon. This goes all the way back to 1896, so our family company experienced all developments in international horticulture over more than a century.
In the past years, we developed the technology for year-round indoor growing of leafy greens, plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables under LED lights. 365 PlantyFood is developed for maximal performance combined with optimal efficiency and minimal resources for global food & health security, always and everywhere. Continue reading “Martin Veenstra, Certhon Build, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017”

Stiina Kotiranta, Valoya, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017

Stiina Kotiranta

Stiina Kotiranta, Valoya, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017 about “Quality of light matters in vertical farming”. The conference takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Valoya is a Finnish LED light provider for the horticulture industry. Our core business is providing good quality light solutions for closed environments. When choosing the lighting for a vertical farm, one should optimize the light spectrum, light intensity, and photoperiod. The light spectrum affects plant morphology, metabolism, and therefore crop quality. By adjusting the light intensity to the plants’ developmental stage, one can save in equipment and energy costs. All plants need light, but the optimal photoperiod is dependent on the cultivated crop. When designing a vertical farm, one should consider the different aspects of lighting and specify their growth targets; are you looking for maximum yield, color, or perhaps shelf life?

About Stiina Kotiranta
I have been working at Valoya Plant R&D from 2011. My background is in Horticulture (BSc) and in Plant Production Science (Msc). I have also practical work experience from a large scale hydroponic lettuce greenhouse, thus my passion is in food production and of course vertical farming.

About Valoya
Valoya is a provider of LED light for biotech and horticultural purposes. Valoya LED-lights have been developed using Valoya’s proprietary LED technology and extensive plant photobiological research. The wide, patented light spectra offer quality light for plants in an energy efficient way. Valoya spectra enhance photosynthesis and allow control of plant morphology and metabolites. Continue reading “Stiina Kotiranta, Valoya, will speak at Vertical Farming Conference 2017”