Making vertical farming fruitful and colourful

Beyond lettuce and herbs. Cooperation is key to create fruitful and colourful products! Finding new ways of food production together with our global partners and stimulate creativity to grow sustainable food.

Technologies/services that can enhance plant growth like sensing, artificial intelligence, and data driven services have the greatest potential in the short and long run. This will be key to serve the changing consumer needs.

Presented by Stefan van de Voort, Plant Specialist Vertical Farming at Signify.

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Discover your vertical farming recipe for growth
Innovative farming technologies mean that plants can now be grown in indoor environments without sunlight. This cultivation process, known as vertical farming or city farming, is ideal for propagating young plants, cultivating full crops and growing healthier, pesticide-free crops. It maximizes production by using ground-breaking vertical farming lighting to light multiple layers of crops, achieving a higher yield with a smaller footprint.

With our extensive lighting know-how and plant expertise, Philips LED horticulture offers vertical farmers advice to successfully grow crops with LEDs. We also share tips on the most reliable techniques and LED vertical farming lighting products for growing crops indoors.

Vertical farming applications
Vertical farming or city farming techniques vary greatly in terms of the space, technology, and investment in time and money needed to set them up. These four different applications give you an idea of the benefits of vertical farming you can expect, depending on your goals.

Plant factory
Large-scale production, ideal for cultivating in a customized, closed indoor vertical farming environment of more than 2000 m2.

Climate chamber
Climate rooms are for small-scale production, such as propagating young plants or researching the effects of light on a crop.

Warehouse farm
At less than 1000 m2, a warehouse farm can be placed in an existing building or warehouse for small-scale city farming production.

For research purposes, standard, ready-to-use containers with 20 to 30 m2 of growing surface are easy way to start and have a fast turnaround.

Stefan van der Voort is speaker at the 2022 edition of the Vertical Farming Conference, part of the Agrifood Innovation Event.

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