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Crop Research, Growth Recipe Creation and Innovation for Large Scale Vertical Farming

Vertical Farming - AVF+ Junior

Vertical Farm for research & development of growing recipes.

AVF+ Junior is a vertical farming system designed for crop research and innovation/creation of growing recipes for crops that grow in a vertical farm. Inside the Junior's climate cell the perfect conditions for crop growth are created by precise controll of growing variables like light, climate, irrigation and nutrients.

  • 6 or more independantly controlled growing positions
  • Complete control of climate settings and light variables 
  • Precise nutriënt & water management

The AVF+ Junior is available in three models: Junior 15, Junior 30 and Junior Research Facility (45 m2 to 150 m2).

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Crop research, growth recipe creation and innovation for vertical farming

Integrated Solution

Climate, light, water, nutrients and growth insight are perfectly integrated to create a system that performs.

Crop/recipe innovation

Time-lapse, growth
data collection and analysis software, give you the
essential tools to improve or create new recipes.

 

Flexible research

From small research projects to large scale research projects with multiple climate cells, There is always an AVF+ Junior available that fits.

Complete Climate

Time-lapse, growth
data collection and analysis software, give you the
essential tools to improve or create new recipes.

The AVF+ Junior is the ideal system for vertical farmers that want to research new crop growing recipes and enhance already existing recipes. It has been designed for testing the effects that growing variables like climate, light, irrigation and nutrient can have on the growth of crops. The system consist of one or more climate cells with multiple stacked growing positions. This allows the vertical farmer to efficiently perform multiple tests to determine the best combination of growing variables for a specific crop or run multiple crop test at once.  

Operation of a Junior is simple and straight forward through its user interface, which lets you control the climate (temperature, humidity and CO2) per climate cell and Light, irrigation and nutrients per growing position.

Insight into growth and health of crops is of utmost importance when researching new crops, that’s why the Junior can be equipped with research essentials like time-lapse cameras, stomata cameras and photosynthesis measurement..

The AVF+ Junior provides the tools for professional research into crops for vertical farming. Scroll down to learn more about AVF+ Junior and how it works.

Climate Cell - The Best a Plant Can Get!

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Inside the Junior's climate cell is where the real growing magic happens. Designed to control and maintain full climate conditions inside and keep unwanted agents outside, the climate cell offers the same perfect conditions for crop growth as the AVF+ Compact. Junior models come with single (Junior 15 & 30) or multiple climate cells (Junior Research Facility).

COMPLETE CONTROLLABLE CLIMATE

Inside the climate cell the climate variables for temperature, humidity, air flow and CO2 can all be controlled through the user interface, to create the perfect climate conditions for crop research.


MULTIPLE INDEPENDANT GROWING POSITIONS

The AVF+ Juniors are equipped with multiple growing positions that can be used for simultaneously researching different growing recipes. Per growing position the led light, irrigation and nutrients can be controlled.


INCREASED AMOUNT OF CLIMATE ZONES (Research facility only)

A water management unit carefully prepares the nutrient solution by mixing in the right ingredients and adding fresh water. Every layer is served the exact amount needed for the growing crops and of all used water, 99% is recycled.

PRECISION IRRIGATION - NUTRIENTS AND WATER WHEN YOU NEED IT

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Irrigation and nutrients provide the building blocks for strong and healthy growth. Timing, volume, and optimal water conditions are vital. Each Junior comes equipped with a dedicated water management unit that is controlled from the user interface and carefully doses nutrients at preset intervals.

HYDROPONIC IRRIGATION

Hydroponic irrigation has been proven to be one of the most effective and reliable techniques for supplying water to crops. The irrigation system controls irrigation interval, water volume and hydroponic principle for each growing position.


NUTRIENT DELIVERY

Mixed into day storage the temperature, EC and PH level are continuously monitered to maintan the correct nutrient levels. Each water management unit can be expanded to work with multiple nutrient recipes.


PERFORMANCE LIGHTING - LED LIGHT DONE RIGHT!

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Light and light colour have a large influence on the growth of crops. For that reason we work together with renowned led light suppliers, specialized for vertical farming and crop research. Standard each growing position is equipped with 6 dynamic light modules that allow control of light colour, light level and on/off timing. This gives you the power to create your own time-based light recipe for growth recipes.

DYNAMIC LIGHT SPECTRUM

The dynamic light module is adjustable on different light spectrums so you can precisely control the colour. Not sure which spectrum is best for your crops, we'll gladly help you find the optimal light fixture.


VARIABLE INTENSITY

Next to light colour, the intensity or amount of light (μmol/s) that hits the crops surface lets crops grow faster. Adjustable intensities allow you to set the perfect intensity for each crop.


REFLECTIVE SURFACES

To furhter increase the effectiveness and uniformity of the led lighting, all AVF+ Juniors are equipped with reflective surfaces that help get every bit of light towards the crops.

RESEARCH ESSENTIALS - Everything needed for recipe development

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Equiped with everything you need to study measure and report any crop research project. With a simple and straightfoward software interface.

SENSORS

AVF+ Juniors come equipped with sensors for climate conditions (temperature, humidity, CO2 and airflow) to water conditions (PH, EC, O2 and water temperature), showing you exactly what you need to know.


TIME LAPSE CAMERAS

With time-lapse camera footage you are able to quickly asses the growth process of any research project so you can study and compare different test results.


ADDITIONAL MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT

To further study the effect that research conditions have on crops, the AVF+ Juniors can be delivered with additional equipment like stomata cameras and photosynthesis measurement devices.


REMOTE ACCESS SOFTWARE

We believe that operation of a system should be easy and straightforward. Through the AVF+ software you have full control over all processes within the AVF+ Junior, from one user interface, that can be remotly accessed at any time


WHAT YOU CAN GROW

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The possibilities for crop research are almost endless, there are many crops that will thrive in a vertical farm We’ve listed the below crops as good starting points and there are even more possibilities. For more crops please contact Artechno Growsystems.


Leafy greens

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Micro greens

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Herbs

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Lettuces

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Berries

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AVF+ Junior Configurations

  Junior 15 Junior 30 Junior research facility
Growth Surface 15 m2 30 m2 From 60 m2 to 150 m2
Number of climate cells 1 1 Between 4 and 10
Number of research positions 6 12 From 24 to 60
Main Purpose Propagation & cultivation of crops and plants
Types of Crops Leafy greens, lettuces, herbs, microgreens, young plants (vegetables, ornamentals, medicinal etc.) and more
Software AVF+ Junior Software Standard, future updates included
LED Lights  
  Dynamic light spectrum Standard equipment - dynamic spectrum, adjustable intensity and dimming
  Static light spectrum Additional options with fixed light spectrum when only 1 spectrum is needed
Climate  
Temperature Control Yes, adjustable through software
Humidity Control Yes, adjustable through software
CO2 Control Yes, adjustable through software
Air Flow Speed Automatic
Irrigation & nutrients  
Irrigation Control

Eb/flood witd adjustable interval

Nutrient Control Yes;
Standard: 1 Recipe
Additional option: Multiple recipes
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Time lapse camera Additional option per research position
Multiple nutrient recipes Additional option for Junior 15 and Junior 30, Research Facility has multiple recipes
Stomata Camera Additional option
Photosynthesis Measurement Additional option

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