The ChallengeCultinova were tasked with the bespoke development of a fully contained indoor growing unit for use in an office environment to enable staff to grow their own herbs and micro greens without specific horticultural knowledgeThe SolutionThis unit was commissioned and specified by Farmee GmbH and The University of Hohenheim to conduct research on the interaction between lighting and nutrients on a variety of crops and for integration with Farmee's software frontend.The unit consists of a coated frame with a 3 tier growth system
The station transmitted monitoring data as well as system health information such as battery charge status and wireless signal level in real time via GSM to our cloud-based platform where to has accessed and interrogated via a secured user account.
Multiprectral LED lighting control
Automated irrigation and nutrient delivery
Sensors: pH, EC, DO, temperature, tank levels and UV and flow meters
Internet enabled for remote control and support, local control via Cultinova's touchscreen controller