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An unofficial guide to Safe Food and Urban Farming

A primer on LED grow lights for plants grown in hydroponics, indoors, and vertical farms.

Introduction Artificial lights have long been used in agriculture to supplement the natural light and increase crop yield. The scenarios where external lighting may be of use may include growing in areas with shorter day-light duration, cold climatic zones, growing indoors, or growing in Vertical farm, etc. There are different kind of artificial lights that Read more about A primer on LED grow lights for plants grown in hydroponics, indoors, and vertical farms.[…]

Plant hormones

Plant hormones a.k.a Plant growth Regulators (PGR’s) Hormone is an endogenous (produced within the organism of a body) compound usually synthesized in one part and transported to another part where it exerts a physiological effect in lower concentrations. Unlike animals each plant cell has a capacity to produce different hormones. What are PGR’s?? PGR’ s Read more about Plant hormones[…]

Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Lack of Market.

In the previous part of this series, we had discussed one of the significant reasons for failures of commercial Urban Farms in India. The fallacies considered there result in substantially high input costs. The higher input costs force the grower to price their produce at a significant premium to the market price. Higher pricing, in Read more about Why do Vertical Farms fail in India? Lack of Market.[…]