Pest management is an important part of operating any successful hydroponics or aquaponics farm, especially if you're doing it commercially.
When you hear the phrase "vertical farming" you might think of sky scrapers and high rises covered in greens. In reality, vertical farming happens on a much smaller (more practical) scale.
The most popular form of vertical farming uses modular towers to grow crops in an aquaponic or hydroponic system. This allows growers to use a volume of space rather than just one plane. When combined with a good business plan, this type of farming can take advantage of good markets, unique produce, and low operational costs. A key factor of that success is crop choice.
As vertical farming technology advanced, the range of crops that can be grown expands. Vertical farmers can grow a huge variety of greens, herbs, and fruiting crops. To choose crops for a vertical farm, growers need to know its ideal conditions, selling points, and more.
If you're constructing a greenhouse in a hot or cold area, temperature regulation can cause roadblocks. Here in Wyoming, we have had to get creative about how to efficiently manage temperatures in the easiest, most cost effective way. After much trial and error, we have found that 2 layers of 6mm polyethylene film, wiggle wire, and some pumped air can make all the difference.