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Putting the plants first in facility design

The Association for Vertical Farming has a new Canadian member: AgricUltra. Their AMPL Controlled Micro-Environment Agriculture design aims to provide operators with a higher degree of control over each row of the farm and with that comes more precision, diversity of crops, energy efficiency and many more benefits.

AgricUltra Advancements core focus is maximizing facility production of indoor farms while minimizing energy inputs through the design and development of turnkey, multi-layer grow platforms, expertly engineered inter-canopy management techniques and advanced LED-based light offerings with an emphasis on deep UVB+A. They help their clients avoid costly facility systems mistakes with advanced computational fluid design analysis (CFD modeling), validating concepts, facility design and components before any equipment is purchased.

From its beginning, AgricUltra has worked closely with academic, research, and industry partners to further the productivity and efficiency of indoor farms and increase the crop selection that can be grown. With their focus on continual innovation, AgricUltra strives to deliver the ideal environment that will allow growers to grow higher-order crops indoors at a scale never seen before.

AgricUltra Advancements has developed an innovative grow system designed to manage the micro-environment of each plant within a row, turning every layer of every row into its own grow room with independent micro-climates. They call this the Plant First approach to facility design.

Plant First systems are designed from the plant outward, using CFD analysis to optimize the plants’ micro-environment (temperature, humidity, air movement, and CO2). This approach allows the control each 40’ row independently of any other row and offers the unprecedented ability to manage and balance the operational output of facility to market requirements.

For more information:
Association for Vertical Farming
Marschnerstrasse,
81245 Munich,
Germany
info@vertical-farming.net
vertical-farming.net

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