A vertical farm in Moscow (Russia) allows you to get 5-7 tons of crops per day


A vertical farm in Moscow (Russia) allows you to get 5-7 tons of crops per day

01/04/2020

The farm currently grows arugula, mint, basil, spinach, oregano, thyme, sorrel, lettuce and other greens.

Urban vertical farm RusEco opened on Kashirskoye Shosse in the buildings of a former tobacco factory, the press service of the mayor and the Moscow government informs.

City farms are one of the modern trends in agricultural development. From 1999 to 2016, a tobacco factory operated on Kashirskoye Shosse. After the closure of the factory, the new owners of the building radically changed its purpose. Now the first urban vertical farm is working here, producing fresh salads and other greens using environmentally friendly technologies, and the plants grown enrich the air with pure oxygen, the report says.

The main difference between a vertical farm and traditional greenhouse farms is the multi-tiered placement of cultivated plants, providing maximum efficiency in the use of areas. One square meter of vertical farm brings 10 times more crop than a classic greenhouse.

Investments in research, construction and launch of production for 1, 5 years amounted to about 5 billion rubles.

See also: In the UK, they plan to build vertical farms for growing greenery

Currently, the farm produces 5-7 tons of crops per day – these are arugula, mint, basil, spinach, oregano, thyme, sorrel, salad and other types of greens.

In the first half of 2020, it is planned to increase production to 20 tons per day, which will be about 15% of the fresh green market in Moscow. The maximum design capacity of the first stage of the city farm is 25 tons per day.

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