Are container farms all the same?

With a turn-key solution, everything that you need comes with the farm, making it a “plug-and-play.” In a DIY scenario, the operator needs to source, purchase, and coordinate all aspects of the initial installation and set-up, as well as forming the processes needed to maintain and service the farm. It’s the difference between outsourcing R&D and doing it yourself.

Conversely, with modular farming, your project can be up and running in as little as four months. Choosing a proven solution gives you a certainty of results - your time to first harvest is faster than if you do it yourself.

When you build a farm yourself without a background in agriculture, pathology, and engineering, just to name a few, you will learn a lot. After endless days and long nights, searching, syncing, and sticking, you will (hopefully) turn on your system and have it work flawlessly. But we know the systems integration aspect is also the most overlooked. You can assemble all the parts, but having them work together is a whole other story.

You also risk not achieving the yields you want. Or not knowing what to do when disease knocks on your door. Without being able to bounce back as quickly, you could lose out on more time and money by going the DIY route.

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