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Vertical farming: tomorrow’s solution?

Jun 29, 2022 | Interiors


How does vertical farming work?

Vertical farming is a relatively new concept in the world of agriculture, but one that is rapidly gaining ground. It’s an excellent way of growing plants in a small space. Vertical farming maximizes space utilization and plant production by raising plants above the ground. This allows more plants to grow in the same space, making it an excellent option for those who want to put a lot of plants in a smaller area. Soilless farming, also known as vertical farming, is a type of agriculture that does not require the use of soil. Simply put, vertical farming involves growing plants in vertically stacked layers. Vertical farms can be used to grow a variety of products, including fruits, vegetables, herbs or even cannabis. Vertical trusses can be small or large, ranging in size from a single shelf to an entire warehouse. Vertical farms can be built indoors or outdoors Unlike traditional agriculture, vertical farming doesn’t rely on natural sunlight or large tracts of land. Instead, it uses artificial light and a controlled climate to grow crops in a smaller space.

What are the advantages of vertical farming?

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More plants in less space!

  Do you have limited agricultural space? Do you want to put a lot of plants in a smaller space? Do you just want to optimize your farming space? Vertical farming is for you! If you’re short of space or just want to try something new, vertical farming is a great option. Crops can be grown in smaller spaces, which means that more crops can be produced in a given area. Vertical farming can produce higher yields per square foot, using less water and fertilizer than horizontal farms.

Vertical farming in urban areas!

  Vertical farms can also be built in urban areas, reducing the amount of land needed for food production. Since vertical farming takes up less space than traditional agriculture, it’s ideal for growing crops in urban areas. Vertical farms offer a way of obtaining fresh produce without leaving city limits. One of the advantages of vertical farming is that it can be used to grow crops in places where traditional agriculture is not possible, such as in desert climates or on rooftops. Whether indoors or outdoors, the possibilities are endless!

Vertical farming all year round!

  Since vertical farming can be done indoors, it can be done all year round – even in winter! Since vertical farms can operate year-round, they provide a constant supply of fresh produce. No more waiting for seasonal weather changes! Fresh produce can now be grown even in cold or dry climates.

Fewer crop failures!

  Imagine being a farmer on a hot midsummer’s day. Things are looking up for you. Your agricultural crops are growing nicely in the sun-drenched fields. But then, without warning, a mighty storm arrives! The winds get stronger and stronger, destroying all your beautiful crops. You’re devastated; all your hard work has been ruined in an instant. But you know that vertical farming can be used to save your crops even in bad weather. Vertical farming can be done indoors, so it’s not subject to the vagaries of the weather! Vertical farms are therefore less susceptible to weather-related crop failure. This means that vertical farms can provide a reliable source of fresh produce, even in regions with extreme climates. Vertical farming also has the advantage of being less sensitive to climate change, as the controlled environment can be regulated to provide ideal growing conditions for plants. As a result, vertical farming is an increasingly popular choice for farmers seeking to adapt to climate change.

More environmentally friendly!

  Vertical farming uses less water than traditional agriculture, and is therefore more respectful of the environment. Vertical farming is a promising solution to the challenges of feeding a growing population while minimizing environmental impact. Vertical farming is an excellent solution to the world’s food challenges. Not only does it produce food in an ecologically sustainable way, it also reduces our dependence on traditional farming methods. 

How to create a vertical farm?

If you’re interested in starting a vertical farm, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to choose a location for your vertical farm. Since vertical farms can be built indoors or outdoors, you’ll need to decide which option is best for you. Once you’ve chosen a location, you’ll need to procure the necessary equipment, such as lights, temperature controls and irrigation systems. Plants need four things to grow well: nutrients, carbon dioxide, water and light. So before you upgrade your facility or open a vertical farm, make sure you understand these needs! For example, if you’re growing plants outdoors, you’ll need to make sure they get enough sunlight. But if you’re growing plants indoors, you’ll need to provide them with adequate light. Most of the time, they don’t use sunlight, but artificial LED lighting that diffuses an optimal light spectrum. This is great for your plants, as it provides them with the light they need to grow healthy and strong. Then, to create a vertical truss, you need a shelving system that will support the weight of your plants.

Vertical farming within the SOMR Group

There are a variety of different types of vertical farming systems, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. You’ll need to choose the right system for your needs. Fortunately, our experts are here to help you find the solution that best suits your needs. Contact us today for a consultation with our team of experts! If you’re looking for a storage system for indoor vertical farming that can help you maximize your growing area and improve accessibility, you’ve come to the right place. The future of farming is here with our GREENRAK mobile or fixed shelving system for indoor vertical growing. This revolutionary system is designed to save space and energy while maximizing vertical production. What’s more, the innovative design of the GREENRAK system allows you to better organize your workflow. Thanks to this new operating mode, you’ll be able to enter a new era of production. Our systems are designed to be ergonomic and safe to use in any environment, making them ideal for vertical farming. With this type of system, you’ll be able to increase your profits while complying with all demanding environmental standards. What’s more, our mobile shelving systems are designed to be ergonomic and safe, so you can be sure that your employees will be able to work safely and efficiently. Invest in our high-density mobile shelving system today and see the benefits start to flow in! Energy savings and improved workflow will help you save money and increase efficiency. With this system, you can enter a new era of production and create a more sustainable way of growing food.

So why wait?Contact us today and find out how our high-density mobile racking systems can benefit your business.

Our team of storage system consultants will work with you to find the best possible storage solution for your needs, and we’ll take care of the installation process from start to finish, right through to the maintenance of your solution!

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