Indoor Crop Production: Feeding the Future

Indoor Crop Production: Feeding the Future

This white paper by NewBean Capital looks at one aspect of the relationship between technology and agriculture; the current state and prospects for automation and robotics in the indoor agriculture industry, which is defined as growing produce in hydroponic systems in warehouses, greenhouses and containers. For the purposes of this paper, automation and robotics are viewed as any process that utilizes mechanization or machine-based data interpretation to reduce farming costs or increase crop yield.

The authors would like to thank the following for their input into this paper: Yurij Duda at Argus Controls, Chris Higgins at Hort Americas and others.