It’s no surprise that we’re running out of space for growing crops, especially in urban environments. This has led to the creation and implementation of new and exciting farming solutions.
Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants in water as opposed to soil. Special mineral nutrient solutions are added to the water to ensure optimal performance of plants. Hydroponics has been used for centuries by a number of different civilizations to create high quality crops. This highly effective type of farming is growing in popularity, and is now used by several different markets.
Benefits of hydroponic farming include high-density yields and shorter growth cycles. This type of system also reduces the amount of water, fertilizer and space needed to produce high quality crops. Hydroponic farming reduces labor and improves the consistency of crops.
Vertical hydroponic farming allows for more plants to be grown in a much smaller area. For example, if you have one mile of space for farming and you add a vertical 50 feet, you end up with 50 square miles when the plants are spaced one foot apart vertically. This allows you to maximize crop yield without purchasing more land.
Vertical hydroponics provides a safe and economical growing environment. Vertical hydroponics can be used to grow a wide variety of crops including green leafy vegetables, herbs and tomatoes.
Although vertical farming is not a new concept, our innovative system implements new features that improve growing capabilities while reducing the amount of time and maintenance involved.
Our Vertical Farming Solution
Our system is maintained through a series of micro-controllers that monitor and adjust watering cycles, pH levels, nutrient levels, lighting cycles, ventilation fans and more. All parts of our system are monitored and updated in real-time. A log is stored of all data collected and can be accessed at any time through our data centers.
Our unique system allows for year round growing and is the perfect solution for urban environments without a lot of space. Connection to the IoT allows for reduced operational time and maintenance. It also completely eliminates the guesswork involved with farming.
Because of the unique design of our system, crops are fully protected from erratic weather, climate changes, disease and contaminants.