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Creating a complete dataset in vertical farming solutions

Stacked growing beds full of leafy greens under artificial light and in a mesmerizing mist. That’s the description of an indoor vertical farm at LettUs Grow. It’s their mission to bring the point of production closer to the point of consumption and enable anyone to grow food anywhere. This will reduce the waste and carbon footprint in fresh food production. With their vertical farming solutions, they aim to boost the indoor farming industry. Analyzing data is key to their mission.

LettUs Grow provides technology for vertical farms and greenhouses. The British company combines indoor farm management software with its own aeroponics technology. In their soil-less system, the plant roots are suspended in a nutrient-rich mist. It’s a recirculating system which makes it resource-efficient. Because of the controlled environment, there is no use for pesticides. The system is created to maximize growth rates while minimizing the environmental impact.

Ricardo Lopes in an indoor vertical farm container

Ricardo Lopes is a plant researcher for LettUs Grow. He started out in the greenhouse industry and switched to vertical farming. He saw that the last 5 years more and more people are starting to take this innovative approach more seriously. “The last few years there is more research being done in this field. Probably the same process that was happening in the greenhouse industry 20-30 years ago.”

LettUs Grow and Ricardo are optimistic that vertical farming will find its place in the food supply chain. “Maybe not next year, but maybe in 5-10 years, we’ll be able to supply a significant amount of fresh products worldwide. Not replacing any other system, but complementary. Especially in large cities.”

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