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Photons are light particles that carry bundles of electromagnetic energy. The sun’s photons are vital to photosynthesis and many other chemical processes in nature. However, only photons between 400-700nm in the PAR spectrum affect photosynthesis. Some photons outside this spectrum do not affect plant growth at all, while others hinder plant optimization. LED grow lights are designed only to emit beneficial wavelengths for plant growth. This means that the light can be adjusted for optimal photosynthesis. The result is thriving plant growth, nutrition-packed produce, and delicious crops every time. Find out more: Why is LED grow lights best for vertical farming?

All plants can be grown indoors, and most thrive better on vertical farms or greenhouses than outdoors. At Avisomo’s test farm, we’ve successfully cultivated herbs, lettuce, microgreens, and tomatoes in our modular plant growth systems. And the vertical farming plant selection is rapidly expanding. That said, some plants are better suited for indoor growth than others. Though most plants thrive indoors, the production/labor costs and space needed affects your return on investment differently. Local market demands vary, meaning we need to determine which plants are in demand in your area and how much you can sell. With this in mind, we calculate and present you with an operating and investment budget. Our projections give you an idea of what expenses to expect from your vertical farming venture.

Indoor plant growth systems cost more than outdoor farming land or greenhouses, and the operating cost is higher. However, once a vertical farm is set up, the plant growth becomes more predictable and protected from climate and pests than any other cultivation type. This makes indoor farming exceptionally well-suited for automation, which is the key to turning big profits. On average, indoor cultivation costs 1200 EUR per m2, including all equipment for plant growth automation (software, plant recipes, lighting, irrigation, ventilation, nutrition control, and stacking/packing robotics). Find out more: Vertical farming economics in a nutshell

Avisomo specializes in IoT automation, meaning our core service is optimizing plant growth operations such as irrigation, lighting, fertilization, and logistics. Together with our partners, we deliver fully automated plant growth solutions, including AI-based control systems and robotics. Our modular solutions can easily be adapted to your needs. You are free to automate as much of the plant growth operations as you want. Avisomo’s most minor test site required about one hour of work a week, including sowing, harvesting, management, and system cleaning between growth cycles. Find out more: How to start vertical farming?

Avisomo uses farming industry standards, meaning most pots and trays available for plant production fit perfectly in our trolleys. This also means that our system is highly flexible regarding growth medium. You can use whatever you want, be it soil, peat, Rockwool, Growfoam, perlite, or any other growth medium.

Anyone can buy the Avisomo system and start producing plants. That said, profitable production is much more probable if you’ve got green fingers and set aside time to learn the many facets of vertical farming. Plant growth technology has come a long way and can aid you greatly, but we’re still talking about biological processes. This is why Avisomo offers our clients guidance and coaching in biology and technology. Find out more: Vertical farming – From concept to profit

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