Automation is essential to indoor farming systems to ensure all crops receive the proper light, water, and nutrients. Automating lighting, fertilization, and irrigation is a sensible and practical solution to managing your indoor growing operation.
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."
Choosing the right automation technology.
The modern greenhouse utilizes technology to automate many daily tasks associated with a bustling grow operation. It can be confusing and overwhelming to decide on which system is right for your specific needs and goals. Whether you need to replace an older automation system that can no longer provide the dependability you need, or you're interested in new technological advancements of fully cloud-based automatic grow systems, here are the basics.
Increase yields and save valuable resources
Automated grow systems have been used for many years to keep labor costs down. Whether it's lighting, vents, or artificial intelligence, automation, and technology are capable of repeatable and predictable results. This allows growers to streamline previously time-consuming processes quickly and efficiently. Most automated greenhouse systems allow users to control their cultivation environment via an app on their smart devices.
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.
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.
What Is Urban and Vertical Farming?First coined by American geologist Gilbert Bailey in 1915, the term vertical farming was initially a practical solution to a lack of sustainable soil by growing up instead of out. In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor at New York's Columbia University, popularized the modern idea of vertical farming.
Most growers are aware that different types of plants have varying preferred climates in which they grow. Some plants grow happily in one environment throughout their entire life cycle; others grow best in one environment during the vegetative stage and another during the flowering stage.
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