Advances in Plant Factories: New Technologies in Indoor Vertical Farming

Advances in Plant Factories: New Technologies in Indoor Vertical Farming
Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
United Kingdom
27 June 2023

Advances in Plant Factories: New Technologies in Indoor Vertical Farming

Climate change is recognised as agriculture’s biggest challenge to date. With increasing temperatures and an escalation in the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, agricultural productivity remains at risk of being compromised. With the food security of millions threatened, there remains a need to develop alternative, sustainable production models which can thrive in the face of climate change.

Advances in plant factories: New technologies in indoor vertical farming reviews the wealth of research on optimising plant factories with artificial lighting (PFALs) as one potential solution to achieving a more sustainable agriculture. The book addresses developments in process monitoring, optimizing energy use, as well as adjusting lighting conditions to improve the sensory and nutritional quality of a range of horticultural crops. It also includes case studies of successful plant factory operations.

Through its exploration of the development and application of PFALs in agriculture, the book highlights the growing importance of controlled environment agriculture technologies as a solution to maintaining global crop production in a time where our climate remains as unpredictable as ever.

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