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A brief introduction to Micro climates for indoor farmers

Micro climates are sections in your farm that help us identify and pinpoint different events happening to each of your crops. Upon installing the environmental sensors and multispectral cameras, this is something Ecobloom maps out and creates for you. For vertical farms, one shelf could have 2 (or more) micro climates for example. On the …

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Is vertical farming the future of food production?

Content sourced from Inhabitat Written by Inaara Thawer The development of Controlled Environment Agriculture systems CEA systems and vertical farming are not new practices. Vertical gardens stem from the time of the Babylonians almost 2,500 years ago. Their hanging gardens are believed to be the earliest form of vertical farms. About 1,500 years later, the Aztecs invented a form …

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Using new technologies in a historically traditional industry

Implementing the use of new technologies in a historically traditional industry such as farming often requires a long adjustment period (if new practices are adapted at all!). Indoor farms now however, have been changing the way we grow. Nowadays there are new indoor farms being built from city to city. This lets us grow more …

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Nitrogen deficiency in indoor farms and how to fix it

Nitrogen is an essential building block in plant development. Deficiency occurs when the acidity in the indoor farm’s nutrient solution is reduced. Among many things, it is needed for chlorophyll formation which is vital for photosynthesis, how plants create their food.  Without nitrogen your plants can’t grow. When it gets deficient from it in the …

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EcoSense on the most innovative agriculture tech and machine learning startups

EcoSense, Ecobloom’s most recent product offering for bringing your farm to the cloud has had the honor of being featured in Futurology Life and Data Magazine’s articles on innovative agriculture tech and machine learning companies. The selection of companies showcased in these lists have been based on, innovation, growth and societal impact. All of which …

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EcoSense: Bridging the knowledge gap and automation in indoor farming

Despite being able to control the environmental parameters, indoor farming is not immune to waste. In reality, up to 40% of crops are still being wasted due to inaccurate yield predictions and poor maintenance (in greenhouses and vertical farms). Because of harvesting, packaging and transportation, the earlier the food is wasted in the production process, …

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