The crossover between Smart and Vertical Farming for the cultivation of tomatoes

This presentation will analyze the feasibility of cultivating high-wire and dwarf tomato plants in a vertical farming system. The presentation will also discuss the potential benefits of vertical farming in optimizing space utilization and enhancing crop yields, while identifying the challenges and limitations of this approach.

November 2024

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What drives Jarno!
This presentation will be given by Jarno Mooren, Plant Specialist Vertical Farming at Philips Horticulture LED Solutions. Jarno is driven by a passion for sustainable food production and a desire to make a positive impact on the environment. I’m motivated by the challenge of developing innovative solutions that can help feed a growing global population with fresh and healthy food, and by the opportunity to collaborate with other experts in the field to make a real difference.

He foresees that advances in LED lighting technology will provide more precise control over light spectra and intensity to improve quality, yield, and energy management.

About Jarno Mooren
MSc in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University and BSc in Applied Biology from HAS University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. For Signify I am actively involved in a number of projects at the forefront of vertical farming and doing research at the GrowWise Research Center. This includes working closely with many leading stakeholders to the industry, such as suppliers of technology, global seed companies and substrate producers for optimizing the production, quality and total system efficiency in vertical farming systems. Currently his work focuses on the cultivating high-wire and dwarf tomato plants in a vertical farming system.

About Philips Horticulture LED Solutions
Natural light often falls short on giving crops what they need to grow and flourish. With Philips professional LED grow lights you can control many aspects of crop growth to get better business results. Whether you produce vegetables, fruits or flowers – in a greenhouse, vertical farm or other indoor facility – we offer a choice of the best LED grow lights for your specific crop. Our tried and tested horticulture LED grow lights can help you increase yields, quality and consistency of your crop.

The farming method of the future is here. Bringing innovative and sustainable LED lighting solutions to the horticulture world.

For more information go to the website.

Jarno Mooren will speak at the 2023 edition of the Agrifood Innovation Event in the Smart Farming – Vertical Farming session.