The emerging crop segments in indoor farming

The emerging crop segments in indoor farming

Beyond the traditional leafy greens, berries, or, aromatics that are often harvested in indoor farming facilities, an increasing number of “new” crops are emerging as viable segments the industry could focus on. Though it may seem like there are new, most of these crops emerging are the results of years of experience and trials leading to their emergence.

Tree sprouts, Saffron, Algae, and, Potato farming can be seen as prominent segments in the future for the indoor farming sector as companies provide viable solutions to today’s challenges. Companies like Intelligent Growth Solutions have successfully conducted conifer trials improving their growth rate, LettUs Grow conducted trials for apple tree whips, Veggitech is becoming the largest saffron indoor farming facility, and VAXA technologies have proven advantages in growing microalgae in vertical farms.

Tree Sprouts Projects Are Emerging

  • Fruit Trees

Fruit trees are an emerging trend in the indoor farming sector as an increasing number of companies are trialing fruit tree whip/sprouts in an indoor farming facility to investigate if any cost, quality, or health can be improved over time.

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Photo: VAXA Technologies facility in Iceland. Credit: VAXA Technologies




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