A team of graduates from universities in Nizhny Novgorod have developed technology for growing berries and vegetables in modular agro complexes, ensuring year-round fresh produce supply in the region.
The chief engineer of the Garden Sharing startup project explained that these complexes use soilless aeroponics and a closed microclimate.
This technology allows plants to be grown with suspended root systems, receiving nutrients from a special water mist. The modules provide ideal conditions for plant growth through optimal lighting, air mixture, and microclimate control.
The technology is managed by a neural network, eliminating the need for human presence at all stages. Module control is possible remotely via satellite internet. Developers are testing a pilot product for growing strawberries and plan to launch the first modules in the second quarter of this year, followed by patenting the technology.