10,000 head of lettuce produced each day! That’s a lot of salad. Farming is changing, evolving and growing at exponential rates. We’re figuring out how to grow more food in less space while using less resources than ever before. Saving money and increasing total crop yield per square foot of growing space. This method of farming isn’t exactly new, its just being scaled up from backyard farms and small scale hydroponic grow systems in use all over the world.
Combining hydroponics and vertical farming with a special custom lighting system which increases crop yield by over 250%.
“In Japan, the world’s largest indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce each day with 99 percent less water than outdoor fields. All hail the farm of the future…The entire thing is powered by 17,500 LED lights, specially designed for the project by GE Japan, which run at a wavelength that increases photosynthesis and cell division in the lettuce crops. And the scientists have also shortened the day and night length, as well as carefully controlled the humidity and temperature of the factory, in order to speed up the growth of the plants an unheard of two and a half times.”