vertical farming


What is Vertical Farming?

So basically Vertical Farming is not science but it is the process of growing corps vertically which is generally stacked layers. It aims at more production, less soil, less space and optimized growth. Vertical farming are adapted in big cities and town. To be honest, vertical farming is considered to be one of the most modern form of farming can adapted anywhere if done properly. It was adapted in 1999. The main benefit of vertical farming is to optimize the growth.

Vertical Farming Techniques

Hydroponics

It is the most advanced form of vertical farming. This process includes growing crops and plants without soil. The roots of plants get nutrients from liquid solution in which they are put into for example, sulphur, potassium, nitrogen, magnesium. They also mix iron, zinc and copper. The main advantage of hydroponics is that they are soilless.

Aquaponics

It refers to farming fish. Generally we can said that it is advanced form of hydroponics. It focus on farming of aquatic animals.

Aeroponics

The aeroponics was inspired by NASA. Unlike hydroponics and aquaponics form of farming, it does not have liquid and soil. The most unique thing about this farming is its beautiful design.

CEA

The main reason of controlled environment agriculture is making sure crop yield and available in all seasons. CEA is adapted by every country and practiced everywhere.


Vertical Farming Types

Deep Farming

It is the most complex yet very effective type of vertical farming. This farming happens in underground tunnel and mines. The good thing about deep farming is that temperature is constant and plants can get adapted to such environment. The cost of watering the plant is also very low.

Shipping Container

Shipping container farming are yet to get popular. They are standardized, modular and chamber based farming where we can grow variety of plants.

Vertical Farming Companies

·         Bowery Farming

·         Aero Farming

·         Plenty

·         InFarms

·         Gotham Greens

·         Iron Ox

·         Agricool

·         Cropone

 

Vertical Farming Advantages

·         Stable Crops

·         Protection from Harsh Weather Conditions

·         Crops Yields

·         More Production and less losses

·         Profitable

·         Water Savings

·         Optimized Land Use

·         Reduction of habitat destruction

·         Energy Saving

·         All plants and crops can be grown

Vertical Farming Disadvantages

·         Labor Costs Too High

·         Not Proper Technology

·         Maintenance Costs

·         Pollination Issues

·         People in Rural Areas will

·         Energy Consumption

Indoor Vertical Farming

Indoor Vertical Farming consists of any space which is properly enclosed and opaque rooms which has proper fluorescent lighting. It can be adjusted into any building and methods. Lettuce, spinach, kale etc are grown in vertical farming in many developed countries.