Vertical farms in Japan, a little closer to intelligent growing

In Japan, where land and labor resources are relatively scarce, people are building the urban map of vertical farms. As an agricultural company rooted in sustainability", Spread has built two factories in Kyoto that look exactly like containers. Among them, Techno Farm, located in Keihanna Technopolis, is known as one of the most automated vertical farms in the world.

If we look at the shape alone, we probably won't associate it with the vertical farm until the inside of the factory, the vertical appearance will be revealed.

The trays stacked one after another are arranged orderly, and the robotic arm is maturely planting the new sprouts of lettuce; the white or purple LED lights are bright all night. These lights that change in time can assist batches of crops to complete the photosynthesis without interruption for 24 hours.

Compared with the previous farm, the irrigation and harvesting of this "AI farm" are almost entirely handled by a robotic arm.


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