Vertical Farms Are Becoming More Practical & That’s a Very Good Thing
Good news! A new study by the John Innes Centre, the University of Bristol, and Lettus Grow has sought to identify areas of the field needed in order make the technology more commonplace.
What is Vertical Farming? Vertical farming is a soil-less technique of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. The aim is to use less land to grow a greater abundance of food and reduce the amount of time it takes to transport the crops from producer to consumer. This technology has long been seen as a solution to the effects of climate change and the lack of suitable farmland in cities. It also allows for year-round growing cycles which could help negate seasonal food items.
The study argues that the key to making vertical farms more practical is to maximize productivity while minimizing operational costs. Artificial intelligence has helped to increased the productivity of the farms and will continue to increase efficiency as the field evolves.
Source: John Innes Centre Story