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Vertical Farming Technology

What is vertical farming?

According to Wikipedia, vertical farming is "the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics."

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Topping Cannabis

How To Train Your Plants

Topping is a fundamental tool used to train plants. It enables growers to force plants to grow horizontally instead of vertically, making the most efficient use of available lighting. Topping is a simple way to increase yields by removing the tip of the top of the plant growth, allowing it to send vital energy out to lower nodes, encouraging growth outwards, instead of up.

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Container Farming

 

Success Stories: Brick Street Farms

Growing produce in retrofitted shipping containers has received notable buzz over the past five to ten years as produce is grown locally and organically, in most cases. The fully insulated contained structure allows for year-round growth regardless of harsh, exterior environments. Container farming has many benefits, including reduced water usage and the lack of need for harmful pesticides.

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Commercial Greenhouse Automation

Top Reasons To Upgrade Your Grow

Greenhouse and indoor grow cultivators have many options when it comes to how and what they automate. Whether it's fully automatic systems or semi-automatic systems, growers are reaping the benefits of commercial greenhouse and indoor vertical grow room agricultural automation. 

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Grow Controls

 

How to Choose Your Environmental Controls

As a grower, there are plenty of things to consider when planning your strategy, and the grow room controller is one of the most critical pieces of equipment you purchase. The environment in your grow room is one of the most important aspects of your business. Creating the ideal environment is crucial for plant health, but maintaining this environment indoors can be difficult and time-consuming.

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Smart Fertigation System

How Smart Is Your Fertigation System?

AgTech has revolutionized the way crops are grown, both in indoor and traditional growing environments. Controlling environmental factors and agricultural processes with acute precision leads to better crop yields, better resource management, lower costs, and improved environmental conditions. As a result, more and more growers are embracing automation in their operations. One technology that has become extremely popular across various crop types is smart fertigation – the synthesis of fertilization and irrigation. 

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Indoor vs. Outdoor: Which Cannabis Cultivation Is Right For You?

While indoor-grown cannabis has grown in popularity in recent years because of its uniformity and durability, some companies embrace cannabis's roots — growing outdoors. Cultivating cannabis in the great outdoors has its benefits but also comes with uncertainties that companies should consider before making a decision.

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3 Reasons to Monitor CO2 Levels In Your Indoor Grow

Greenhouse and Indoor growers are familiar with the importance of monitoring specific aspects of their operation. Environmental conditions like temperature, airflow, and humidity are obvious, but it's also essential to monitor CO2 levels. Here are the top three reasons that monitoring CO2 levels is increasingly important.

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How To Increase Crop Yields Using Big Data

Adopting advanced analytics to improve yield and deal with variables is driving the agriculture analytics market. Big data is making a significant impact on every industry, and now farmers and indoor growers can streamline their operations by creating a 'smart farm.' 

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Can Greenhouse Controllers Save You Money?

Running a greenhouse or indoor grow operation is a tireless endeavor requiring significant resources. Managing the variables involved in running a commercial greenhouse or indoor grow space is a massive undertaking, but technology is changing that.

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