VERTICAL FARM TECHNOLOGY
The technology and expertise found within the vertical farming domain today has meant that there are few vegetables and plants that cannot be cultivated and grown within a vertical/urban farm unit.
A key aim of vertical growth farming methods is to enable the production of clean, pesticide-free, sustainably grown, nutritious, and aesthetically pleasing produce.
Imagine produce at its best in terms of colour, flavour, and nutrition.
Growth under controlled conditions – There are some plants or vegetables that may better suit Aeroponics comparably to Hydroponics, and it will also depend upon the locality of the farm. In some cultures, much vertical farm growing is required to grow staple crops such as rice, maize, etc; whereas a supply to a niche restaurant may require more specialised products (such as Thai Basil or Microgreens) for their intense flavours.
Contributing to the creation of localised supply chains and meeting local requirement – Shortening the length of food supply chains helps with efficiency in supply of produce and reduces logistical timeframes from supplier to recipient.
Unaffected by seasonal or climatic conditions – Vertical farming technology enables cultivationassists with greater predictability on delivery of produce.
Imagine produce which is flavoursome, almost flawless and has never been exposed
to contaminants, pesticides, or artificial ripening agents.
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCE
There is a variety of crop ranging from fruit to vegetable to herb that can be cultivated when adopting vertical growth farming technology and techniques.
And potentially more…
Coriander, lettuce, chard and collard greens, spinach, chives, other basil (Thai/sweet/lemon/cinnamon), spirulina, parsley, mint, baby leaf greens, Asian greens, speciality and mixed greens, micro greens such as sunflower shoots, pea shoots, medicinal plants, cucumbers, nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, and chia seeds.
Mizuna and mustard greens include those of both the green and red variety.