Dryponics – Energy efficient consumer focused approach to grow indoors – Presented by Mark Korzilius, Farmers Cut

Mark Korzilius

Dryponics – Energy efficient consumer focused approach to grow indoors – Presented by Mark Korzilius, Farmers Cut, at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands. The conference is part of a two-day agri-food event with 4 conferences, an expo, a 3D Food Printing Masterclass, plus more activities and workshops.

Presenting the two principal technology innovations:

1. Farmhouse design and full CEA

2. Dryponics a grow method yielding unmatched customer satisfaction

Interview Continue reading “Dryponics – Energy efficient consumer focused approach to grow indoors – Presented by Mark Korzilius, Farmers Cut”

Creating an Urban Farming Network inspired by Nature – Presented by Felipe Hernandez, Hexagro Urban Farming

Felipe Hernandez

Creating an Urban Farming Network inspired by Nature – Presented by Felipe Hernandez , Hexagro Urban Farming, at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Hexagro Urban Farming’s vision is a future of decentralized food production in urban areas through a sharing-circular economy model that can allow anybody, anywhere grow and access healthy food.

Our first product, the Living FarmingTree (LFT) is a soil-less mini-indoor farm that uses the Aeroponic technique to grow greens efficiently all-year-round without the need of farming experience, complex installations nor time spent in maintenance.

This sustainable solution was developed using Biomimicry; inspired by the Honeybee Hive efficiency in Nature, it allows the minimum inventory with the maximum diversity to provide the best conditions for plant growth while consuming limited water and energy resources. It can be configured in a Tree or in Cubes, to adapt to any space available and different crop-types. Continue reading “Creating an Urban Farming Network inspired by Nature – Presented by Felipe Hernandez, Hexagro Urban Farming”

Greencube, Vertical farm of the future – Presented by Gert-Jan van Staalduinen, Logiqs B.V.

Gert-Jan van Staalduinen

Greencube, Vertical farm of the future – Presented by Gert-Jan van Staalduinen, Logiqs B.V. at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Logiqs B.V.
With more than 40 years of experience and know-how, gained in the field of internal transport and logistics systems for greenhouses, our industry leading solutions help our customers to achieve a higher profitability and a stronger competitive position within the worldwide horticultural marketplace.
We advise, design, produce and install complete logistical systems, manual or completely automated, for growers specialised in: potted plants, cut flowers, tree nurseries, flower bulbs and vegetables. Continue reading “Greencube, Vertical farm of the future – Presented by Gert-Jan van Staalduinen, Logiqs B.V.”

Key success factors in designing Indoor Farms – Presented by Martin Veenstra, Certhon

Martin Veenstra

Key success factors in designing Indoor Farms – Presented by Martin Veenstra, Certhon, at Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

As in the development of “traditional” horticulture, technology plays an important role in growing in Vertical Farms. Thanks to the fully closed nature of the growth environment a holistic approach is required to the entire farming process from seed till harvest. This involves many types of technology like lighting, Climate control, the cultivation system, irrigation and automation. During his presentation Martin will focus on the way Vertical Farming technologies have benefitted from lessons learned in horticulture and the development of recent new technologies and an overview will be given of common pitfalls during the design of Vertical Farms offset against recent technological developments. Continue reading “Key success factors in designing Indoor Farms – Presented by Martin Veenstra, Certhon”

Light recipes enable sky high vitamins and a longer shelf life in leafy greens – Presented by Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting

Celine Nicole

Light recipes enable sky high vitamins and a longer shelf life in leafy greens – Presented by Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting, at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, at Brightlands Campus, Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands. Read the interview

Vertical farming is a technology that controls climate, water, nutrients and light to grow vegetables and soft fruits in a closed environment. This allows them to grow pesticide free and without other contaminants.

Philips Lighting Research investigated how to influence the post-harvest quality of leafy greens by controlling the pre-harvest growth conditions while keeping a high production rate. Several standard LED lighting recipes (red/blue or red/white either with or without far red) are in use in commercial vertical farms.

In this research we used baby leaf spinach and rocket from various cultivars all grown in a vertical farm research facility at Philips Lighting GrowWise Center in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. We used the standard red white LED light recipe as control, while we changed the spectrum with higher blue and/or higher far-red or applied few days of continuous light stimulation just before the harvest (pre-harvest). Quality at harvest and quality loss during postharvest storage was monitored. We observed that light quality affects shelf life of baby leaf spinach and rocket by several days. Continue reading “Light recipes enable sky high vitamins and a longer shelf life in leafy greens – Presented by Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting”

Vertical Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

GeoConnexion

Vertical Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner

About GeoConnexion
GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Continue reading “Vertical Farming Conference welcomes GeoConnexion as Media Partner”

Smart Agriculture for Smart Cities: How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream – Presented by Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting

Henry Gordon-Smith

Smart Agriculture for Smart Cities: How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream – Presented by Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting, at the Vertical Farming Conference, on Jun 27, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands. Read the interview

All over the globe, cities are turning ‘smart’ and embedding sensors, information management systems, and automation. Unfortunately, most ‘smart cities’ exclude agriculture and food in their dialogue and development. This presentation will ask: “Can a City Really be Smart Without Agriculture”? Henry will bring his knowledge of the spectrum of urban and peri-urban agriculture models and discuss how new scenario analysis tools can help cities understand the potential impact of strategies to make cities smarter through data-driven agriculture planning, management, and distribution. A discussion on lessons learned in working with cities on urban and vertical farming will be discussed as well as best practices for engaging them. Continue reading “Smart Agriculture for Smart Cities: How data and scenario analysis could take vertical farming mainstream – Presented by Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture Consulting”

Light recipe research opens new opportunities in the food chain, never before possible in horticulture history – Interview with Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting

Celine Nicole

Light recipe research opens new opportunities in the food chain, never before possible in horticulture history – Interview with Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting

Dr. Celine C.S. Nicole is Senior Plant Research scientist at Philips Horticulture LEDs solutions. She has expertise in physics, plant science and technology. Celine Nicole is expert on optics and thermal management and specialist in nutrition, growth and pre- or post-harvest quality of various horticultural crops under LED lighting. She is laboratory manager of R&D cityfarming facility in the GrowWise research center and is also in charge of open innovation and supervision and co-promotion of University students. Celine Nicole will speak about Light recipes enabling sky high vitamins and a longer shelf life in leafy greens during the Vertical Farming Conference, on June 27, 2018.

What drives you?

It has been my drive for many years to work on research that is directly relevant for the society. I also like Hippocrates quote “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Consumers today want fresh produce year-round, locally grown without pesticides and of high nutritional quality. With LED light recipes used in vertical farming it is becoming possible to increase production yield and at the same time deliver a highly nutritious product. Continue reading “Light recipe research opens new opportunities in the food chain, never before possible in horticulture history – Interview with Celine Nicole, Philips Lighting”

Commercial Indoor Vertical Farming: Here Today – Presented by Lisa Newman, AeroFarms

Lisa Newman

Commercial Indoor Vertical Farming: Here Today – Presented by Lisa Newman, AeroFarms at the Vertical Farming Conference, which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

AeroFarms grows without sun or soil in a fully-controlled indoor environment and has patented aeroponic growing technology for faster harvest cycles, predictable results, and superior food safety with less environmental impact.  Thinking holistically from seed to package, we will share how we have taken a systems approach to biology, horticulture, engineering, environmental controls, automation, food safety, and data science to be able to optimize for taste, texture, color, nutrition, and yield.

About Lisa Newman
An expert in fully-automated plant production and phenomics facilities, Dr. Newman previously served as the Head of the Controlled Environments Department for DuPont Pioneer overseeing greenhouse operations for R&D. She holds a B.S. in Biology, a M.S. in Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of Oxford. Continue reading “Commercial Indoor Vertical Farming: Here Today – Presented by Lisa Newman, AeroFarms”

Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference

Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference which takes place on June 28, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Vertical Farming Conference”