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http://www.gereports...e-farmer-builds


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The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). It opened on July and it is already producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.


The LED lights are a key part of the farm’s magic. They allow Shimamura to control the night-and-day cycle and accelerate growth. “What we need to do is not just setting up more days and nights,” he says. “We want to achieve the best combination of photosynthesis during the day and breathing at night by controlling the lighting and the environment.”


Shimamura says that the systems allows him to grow lettuce full of vitamins and minerals two-and-a-half times faster than an outdoor farm. He is also able to cut discarded produce from 50 percent to just 10 percent of the harvest, compared to a conventional farm. As a result, the farms productivity per square foot is up 100-fold, he says.


By controlling temperature, humidity and irrigation, the farm can also cut its water usage to just 1 percent of the amount needed by outdoor fields.


The GE Japan team believes that indoor farms like the one in the Miyagi Prefecture could be a key to solving food shortages in the world. Mirai and GE are already working on “plant factories” in Hong Kong and the Far East of Russia. Says Shimamura: “Finally, we are about to start the real agricultural industrialization.”





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Plants on steroids?

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led lighting for marijuana has been around awhile    very Posted Imageing expensive start up cost.......................

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Damn, time to teach an old dog a new trick
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Gonna be honest, I assumed this was already going on. Seems like this should have been pretty obvious shortly after we harnessed electricity
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and I have bought a few tractors that steer them selves. wasted my money.
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View Postpossumslayer, on 10 July 2014 - 05:50 PM, said:

led lighting for marijuana has been around awhile    very Posted Imageing expensive start up cost.......................

You still grow it?

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View Postpossumslayer, on 10 July 2014 - 05:50 PM, said:

led lighting for marijuana has been around awhile    very Posted Imageing expensive start up cost.......................

Not too bad for a small box. Just need plywood, aluminum foil, computer fans, and a light with a timer on it.

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View PostThe Internet, on 11 July 2014 - 09:06 AM, said:



You still grow it?
not in a few years....

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View PostGoldenRebel, on 11 July 2014 - 09:14 AM, said:



Not too bad for a small box. Just need plywood, aluminum foil, computer fans, and a light with a timer on it.
one of the huge advantages for the led is less heat...I always just used a box fan,after sex is none.. Kill the boys then turn the fan on...

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View Postpossumslayer, on 11 July 2014 - 11:04 AM, said:

not in a few years....

Who did you sell it to?

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View PostThe Internet, on 11 July 2014 - 11:07 AM, said:



Who did you sell it to?
me never sold....

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View Postpossumslayer, on 11 July 2014 - 11:16 AM, said:

me never sold....

Not even your old lady?

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Nope

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View PostThe Internet, on 11 July 2014 - 11:21 AM, said:



Not even your old lady?

Why would he sell his old lady? He would go get another before the money was spent!
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