Ag tech is advancing at an incredible rate. In the midst of dozens of incredible pavilions at this summer's World's Fair, the USA Pavilion stands out with it's incredible design, featuring the world's largest vertical farm.
The team behind ZipGrow technology is grateful to have the opportunity to represent American innovation at the 2015 World Fair. Learn more about the USA Pavilion in WPR's article, below.
Almost all of our customers are early adopters. Kate and Brian are no different.
If you've got towers leaking out the front, there are three probable causes.
Vertical Farming at the 2015 World's Fair
A while ago we published a post on the decline of the strawberry industry.
We predicted that the problems with growing techniques like the use of methyl bromide would drive the industry indoors. Aside from the pesticide problem and the complicated techniques for growing outdoors, there are many reasons to grow strawberries indoors.
Today we're lucky enough to hear from two Upstart Farmers growing strawberries in ZipGrow Towers!
The need for a wicking material was determined when ZipGrow Towers were still in their infancy.
There are a lot of different aquaponics and hydroponics medias out there. Since some work better than others and each performs best within a specific application, aquaponics growers have quite a decision to make!
As we've discussed in the past, there are many different types of hydroponic growing techniques out there (e.g. NFT, grow beds, etc.). Each of these techniques will differ significantly in the amount of water + nutrient solution you'll need to be circulating throughout the system to grow your plants.