Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers which can be easily integrated to structures or surfaces. The inception of vertical farming as a practice to grow crops has been hailed by industry experts as truly revolutionary. Innovation Agri-Tech Group takes pride in implementing this growing practice for the modernisation of farming.
As IAG adopts novel ways to indoor farming in controlled environments, we have developed systems that can be integrated to various formats; such as shipping containers, glasshouses, greenhouses and polytunnels.
Vertical Farming Solutions:
Utilising places that already exist, like abandoned warehouses and buildings to create farms.
Vertical Farming allows for the conservation of land and is an outlook division of controlled environment agriculture. An alternative to crops being grown on vast fields, one can grow vertically. The orientation of space and science is a continuous study with the Innovation Agri-Tech Group. We assess visionary concepts and implement systems bespoked to our clients requirements.
As we encourage self sufficient farming practices, we believe that vertical farming has a prosperous future in the production of crops and ability to maximise efficiency.
Environmental benefits include the significant reduction of fossil fuels, as implementing vertical growing systems locally to points of consumption; we can reduce the food miles and transportation costs. Vertical farming in urbanised areas can contribute to economies, providing employment opportunities and restoring ecosystems. It also brings a new generation of farmers, encouraging millennials to join new farming practises, whilst raising public awareness.
Vertical Farming Applications:
Vertical farming's scalability ranges in various formats. It is as simple as integrating a functional system within households by wall-mounting, to large warehouses or industrial and commercial use. All vertical farms use one of three soil-free techniques in order to provide nutrients to plants allowing for optimal growth. Aeroponics, Hydroponics or Aquaponics.
Projects and Initiatives
In a hydroponic system, plants are submerged in a nutrient solution, where water is the growing medium and nutrients and vitamins needed for... Read More >>
Aquaponics refers to an innovative farming system that combines hydroponics with conventional aquaculture. Where the water from the fish tanks... Read More >>
The basic principle of aeroponic growing is to allow plants to grow under pesticide-free and disease-free conditions, growing in a natural healthy manner... Read More >>