Date: 2 weeks ago   Category: Economy

Vertical farms in the USA reach the new level (video)


The green lettuce leaves which are grown up under LED lamps become a new trend in the USA. Several large-scale covered farms completed with plants from a floor to a ceiling increase production to the level at which they can deliver products in hundreds of shops now.

of the Farm of Plenty, Bowery, Aerofarms and 80 Acres are among the young companies which see the future in vertical beds. They rely on robotics and artificial intelligence and also on LED lamps.

the First vertical farms appeared in the USA about ten years ago. In recent years automation and computer management of lighting and watering allowed them to come out the status of researchers and to become large suppliers. Now they try to capture broader market.

Owners of vertical farms consider that adjustable lighting does plants by more tasty in comparison with those that grow under the sun. Besides, they save up to 95% of water in comparison with usual farms and do not use pesticides.

One more plus - such farms can be placed also in the city. That is to save on delivery.

So, one of the companies reports that it can provide with products more than 100 shops now. Earlier it served only three and also several restaurants.

Besides, some farms already began to grow up tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberry in the test mode.

Should noting that vertical farms nevertheless are more expensive, than traditional. Experts consider that they are acquitted in those countries where agriculture is not developed. Here it is possible to include the Middle East which imports the most part of food products. Also such farms will have by the way in the Chinese megalopolises where it is difficult to get organic vegetables.

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