Vertical farming is a type of agriculture that doesn’t require the use of soil, Vertical farming offers several advantages. For example, it allows you to maximize your production per cubic foot and, by the same token, increase your revenues. 😇 Storage systems can be used to control the environment in which plants are grown, providing the perfect conditions for optimal growth. By using a storage system, growers can ensure that their plants receive the right amount of light, nutrients and water. 💦 This makes it an essential tool for every plant grower, including indoor cannabis growers. Fixed shelving or greenhouse cultivation tables are the infrastructure most frequently used by indoor, vertical and urban growers. However, a mobile growing system is far more advantageous.
How do you describe a mobile cultivation system?
A mobile cultivation system is a type of agricultural equipment that helps farmers grow crops in a controlled environment. 🌾 The mobile unit consists of a number of environmental control modules, which can be used to regulate temperature, humidity and irrigation levels. In addition, the mobile cultivation system can also be equipped with grow lights, enabling farmers to extend the growing season and achieve higher yields. The mobile cultivation system is an ideal solution for small farmers looking to improve the efficiency of their operations. 🚜 Thanks to the ability to move the unit from one location to another, farmers can easily react to changing weather conditions and provide their crops with optimum growing conditions.. As a result, the mobile cultivation system offers farmers a versatile and practical way to grow healthy crops!
10 reasons to adopt the mobile cultivation system
1. Double your growing space
By superimposing production levels, a mobile cultivation system reduces the number of aisles and makes the most of the height of your premises. So you get the most out of not only square feet, but cubic feet too.
2. Saving money
With overlapping production levels, the same production takes up less space with a mobile cultivation system than with a cultivation table. You can then choose to reduce the size of the space you rent, buy or build, which represents a major cost saving.
3. Increased revenues
You can also choose to take advantage of the cubic feet freed up by the mobile cultivation system and add new plants. Such an increase in production will enable you to increase distribution and thus multiply your income.
Another option: diversify your crops. By freeing up square footage, you give yourself the opportunity to diversify your offering and penetrate new markets. Countless new avenues open up for your business!
5. Tailor-made space
Not only can you stack as many production levels as you like with the mobile cultivation system, the operating modes also offer a variety of options to suit your space and budget. The ePulse electronic mode not only allows you to move crop levels with a single fingertip movement on your smartphone, but also to detect problems with the mobile system before they escalate and affect production. The mechanical assistance mode uses turnstiles that require little physical effort, enabling a wider range of employees to adjust crop positioning. An operational mode accessible to all company sizes. With a manual mode, the shelves on rails are operated by the employees themselves. This mode of operation is more suited to small-scale production.
6. Easy to adapt
In the event of a production change, a mobile cultivation system is very easy to modify to suit a new crop. Add or remove production levels, change the operating mode… customize it to meet your new needs.
7. Energy saving
By superimposing cultivation levels, a mobile cultivation system requires much less energy, considering that the lighting system is provided by LED lights, but also because every last watt or drop of water is put to good use. All of which means a considerable reduction in energy consumption! What’s more, the mobile cultivation system makes the most of moving aisles, meaning that the positioning of crops can be changed quickly and with greater precision, depending on the light, watering and oxygen requirements of the crop. This maximizes automation of watering and lighting, resulting in more productive crops and better harvests. A considerable advantage if your offer is diversified or if you’re planning to diversify. A mobile cultivation system also saves your energy : you only have to travel along a single, wider aisle, which allows the use of carts. No more endless round trips! What’s more, this aisle can be up to 37% wider than cultivation tables.
8. A sustainable system
Made of aluminum, the structures of the mobile cultivation systems are easy to install, durable, lightweight and rust-resistant, thanks to its FDA (Food and Drug Administration) compliant paint finish. Wheels are made of recyclable, low-maintenance glass-reinforced nylon, offering excellent load-bearing capacity and resistance to rust, steam, and most chemicals, solvents, gases and acids. The aluminum rails, meanwhile, are designed to facilitate water run-off and prevent the build-up of water and rust.
9. Flexible payments
At SOMR Group, we work with the best financial groups to equip your business with a mobile culture system that better meets your needs without generating a bank loan or dipping into your working capital. Our secret? Leasing. With leasing, you have the opportunity to rent the mobile culture system of your dreams in exchange for minimal monthly payments, with the option of buying it back at the end of the lease. In this way, your balance sheet shows no debt, but rather an expense, which has no impact on your company’s credit rating, preserving your borrowing capacity. Leasing also allows you to space out or delay your monthly payments according to your cash flow, with no impact on your credit rating. Such flexibility in terms and conditions is highly attractive for a company with seasonal crops, that needs to rotate crops, or that needs to change production to adapt to the market.
10. Customized customer service
Our team of experienced professionals is on hand to support you in your migration to a mobile culture system, from needs assessment to installation. More than 20 years of expertise and customer service specialized in industrial shelving are dedicated to converting your greenhouse growing tables into a high-performance, customized mobile growing system.