The Hungarian start-up bedrock.farm, supported by K&H Bank’s Start it incubator, is developing a new, automated, environmentally friendly, vertical, indoors plant farming system for the purpose of creating a vegetable production method that can function all around the year without weather vulnerabilities.
The motivation for their development was the global issue of arable soil degradation and the need for sustainable supplementary or alternative methods to field crop cultivation. Bence Balázs, one of the founders told news portal Agrárszektor that the advantages of their system also include a cost reduction on logistics.
“Practically, we are making the product locally, also sparing the environment because as opposed to traditional methods, our system uses less water and does not require plant protection materials or fertilizers.”
According to co-founder Endre Szűcs, in order to ensure continuous high-quality production, the system relies on unified, integrated systems, using sensor data to maintain controlled environments specifically tailored to plants’ individual requirements. The system maintains 3.5 m2 productive surface per 1 m2 of land area.
Source: Agroberichten Buitenland