It’s always fun to watch what’s new and inventive in the agriculture business, and this recent story is one fine example of yet another great idea to keep food production alive and well around the globe.
The story comes to us from Ubique ~ American Geographical Society. It tells all about what we feel is a very doable idea for those who want to grow crops, yet have limited space and fragile growing conditions.
Picture if you will … a cargo trailer lined on the inside with some very sophisticated technology that welcomes a growing season, year round.
Here’s what the article noted:
“The Leafy Green Machine uses the vertical growing tower to maximize the space inside the freight container, creating space for 4,500 plants to be grown in 256 towers. The plants are watered using an overhead drip irrigation system that works with the vertical setup. Also included is a climate control system that allows the user to control temperature, CO2, and nutrient levels to optimize plant growth and also allow for different types of plants to be grown. The system even uses red and blue LED lights to provide the optimal lighting conditions for photosynthesis to occur.”
They continued to tell of its benefits:
“With the Leafy Green Machine, a user would make weekly yields of 500 full lettuce heads, 50-55 pounds of hearty greens, 35-45 pounds of herbs.”
And we know what you’re saying ..IS THERE AN APP FOR THAT? APsolutely.
It’s called “Farmhand” and throughout it many features, the farmer can regulate almost any condition inside the Leafy Green machine!
Humm, I wonder if ag Robots are allowed inside?
If you have seen some other cool ideas that are implementing technology into the ag business, we’d love to hear about it. Post away on our Facebook, today!