Unlike other growing designs, vertical farming really requires automation to ensure all crops are getting enough care and attention. Some vertical farms go up to 30 feet high so automating the lighting, fertigation and irrigation is the only sensible solution.

SELF MANAGEMENT

The key to automation is being able to rely on the technology to do the work for you. Once you set the parameters you can forget about it and focus on other important tasks.

If a problem comes up, the system will then alert you (via email or text message) and you can log in to check the data.

WATER RIGHT EVERY TIME

If you are manually watering it can be easy to overwater or underwater your plants.

To be accurate you would need to stick to a good schedule to make sure there were no inconsistencies.

REGISTERING YOUR RUN-OFF

An automated control system can monitor and measure your run-off for you.

The data gathered can then be used to ensure compliance with local legislation if required and give you an accurate measurement of expenditure.

 
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VERTICAL FARMING ENVIRONMENTS ARE CROPPING UP EVERYWHERE

Vertical farming environments are being created in all sorts of places such as:

  • Shipping containers

  • Warehouses

  • Factories

  • Underground rooms

  • Growth chambers

  • Other indoor converted spaces

Crops grown in these environments include microgreens, leafy greens and medicinal cannabis – perfect plants for high density cultivation.



 

WHAT SHOULD YOU AUTOMATE IN YOUR VERTICAL FARM?

Depending on the size, type and structure of your vertical farm can control:

  • Light

  • Humidity

  • Air flow

  • Air and root zone temperature

  • Nutrient levels

  • PH

  • EC

Your system should alert you when there’s a problem and allow you to access and manage everything by remote access.



 
controlling automated vertical farming system
 
 

WHAT ARE THE OVERALL BENEFITS OF AUTOMATION?

The overall benefits of automating your farming systems are vast and plentiful. Regardless of how you’re looking to develop your commercial grow operation, automation offers universal benefits that allow you to achieve your goals - and then some.

Decrease your labor costs

Automation systems can decrease your labor costs or allow you to free up workers to focus on other areas of importance. Perfect if you are looking to expand your business or introduce new skills to your workers.

Be accurate

Know exactly what’s happening in your greenhouse and make data driven decisions based on facts and not assumptions. The technology exists to benefit you as the grower!

Increase quality and yield

If you don’t measure you can’t improve. Automation will give you the knowledge to increase production quality and yield, learn from previous crop cycles, and give you better return on investment (ROI).

 

If you want to know more about the benefits of vertical farming get in touch and we will be happy to share our knowledge and expertise to get you up and running.

 

OUR SOLUTIONS FOR VERTICAL FARMING

The size and scope of your operation may require different approaches. Please contact us for a more detailed discussion on what is the best approach for your business.  

 

CLIMATE CONTROL

Manage factors like temperature, humidity, lighting and CO2 with a single device through our climate control solutions.

 

HYDROPONICS & SUBSTRATES

A cost-effective, sustainable approach to grow crops like microgreens, leafy greens and medicinal cannabis without the need for soil.

 

IRRIGATION & FERTIGATION

Manage and monitor your climate, irrigation and fertigation with our comprehensive controllers to ensure energy efficiency.

 

MULTI-CROP SOLUTIONS

Our tools offer the customization and flexibility to ensure all crops are neatly managed when growing multiple crops on the same site.