NL: Peppers sown for student research cultivation in vertical farm

A group of students from InHolland Delft started growing peppers in vertical farming in Naaldwijk. From the Fieldlab Vertical Farming project, Vertify supervises students in research in vertical farming. Five national and international students will be in the LED container two to three times a week until January to work on the trial under Vertify's supervision. Sowing practice started in the first week of October, and the real trial will start in 2-3 weeks.

A Vertify newsletter shows the team working on the trial. The trial is part of a larger project that has been running since 2019 and will last until 2023. Earlier trials included radish.

Pictured from left to right: Frenk Smaal, Robin van Dijk, Nina van den Berg, Zongxu Quan, Manze Yu, and Sjoerd van Marrewijk (Vertify). Photo from Vertify newsletter

The project brings together vertical farming knowledge in one central location. After four years, the Fieldlab must have proven its added value to the network of involved parties to such an extent that it can sustain itself through its own revenue model.

Read more about the Fieldlab Vertical Farming at Vertify, one of the partners in the project.

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