G-Con and Hort Americas, both industry leaders, have partnered to bring the commercial horticulture industry a groundbreaking innovation, Green Pods for vertical growing. Green Pods represent a cost-efficient and flexible alternative to traditional plant growth chambers and greenhouses. Green Pods are a controlled environment plant growth chamber that has the potential to expand urban agriculture, vertical growing, and allow both horticulture and agriculture research to have the ability to completely control the environment in which they are growing. The Pods can be completely customized and can be used for a wide variety of applications including:
|Horticulture Research||Agriculture Research|
|Supplemental Light Research, incl LEDs||Hydroponic Research|
|Vertical Farming Proof of Concept||Urban Agriculture Applied Research|
|Tissue Culture Research and Production||Young Plant Improvement and Production|
The Growrack™ is a proprietary, self-contained stainless steel rack system which can contain any number of vertical production and propagation levels. The number of levels is determined by the height requirements of the crop being produced. Each level of the 6’ to 7.5’ tall modular Growrack™ rack system contains an appropriate number of crop-specific LED fixtures. By combining these custom wavelength combinations, the LED lights in the Growrack™ can virtually alter the photosynthesis and/or photomorphogenesis response allowing controllable, predictable and more robust growth, resulting in higher yields in a shorter period of time than conventional production methods.
Stand-alone, fully self-contained Growrack™ rack systems can be installed and operated by commercial greenhouse facilities, vertical farms, schools and many other educational entities. Restaurants can also use Growracks™ to provide chefs with adequate quantities of fresh gourmet herbs, unique spices and heirloom vegetables for use in food preparation. Our Growrack™ rack system is perfect for schools: not only can students learn about sustainability, they can also enjoy the fresh healthy greens that they’ve grown. These racks can also be used in many other food service situations, such as the military, oil rigs, hospitals, etc. Click for more info!
Check out our latest video featuring out GreenPod
Green Pods are the future of controlled environment agriculture. The Pods are completely self-contained, meaning that even conventional warehouse construction or “grey space” can provide the support and environmental conditions necessary for operation. They are intended for horticulture and agriculture research, also great for small scale production.
Modules are constructed from a welded aluminum frame providing tremendous structural integrity and a long service life. Each unit is multi-tiered, easily transportable and customizable to meet specific needs.
Green Pods utilize HVAC systems to provide a completely controlled environment plant growth chamber with environmental parameters – designed to your specifications – within a uniform performance range
|Dimensions:||7’Wx12’Lx8’H (or available completely customized)|
|Production Area:||4-6 Tiers depending on the design (2’x6′)|
|Temperature Range:||65F – 90F +/-5F|
|Light Intensity||1-600 umols/m2/s|
*Light Intensity and Light Quality: See Manufacturer’s Specs. (or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on LEDs and other supplemental grow light recommendations.
|Lighting Period:||Customizable (0-24 hrs.)|
|Electrical Requirment:||Single 50 Amp Outlet|
|Delivery Time||3-4 weeks from order.|
Other features which may be added to the base unit of the plant growth chambers include:
Hydroponic Growing Systems
Recirculating Irrigation Systems
Fertigation and Acid Injection Systems
Environmental Computers for Monitoring Managing and Collecting of Data
For addition photos please visit the Hort Americas Blog at http://hortamericas.blogspot.com/p/green-pods-growth-chambers-and-research.html
And watch a 60 Minutes interview with Dr. Dickson Despommeir in a G-Con GreenPod.