As agriculture start-up Nexsel is working on following aspect to solve framers problem and promote smart- agri techniques.
1. To reduce plant cycle time so farmers will get more benefits -
• We’re driving change to increase access to light and give more specific wavelength suitable for plant growth so that will help to reduce plant cycle time.
2. Energy conservation -
• LED consume less energy compared to all other available lighting source
• “The cost of supplemental lighting was always the downfall for indoor growing in the Midwest,” says social entrepreneur Jim Bloom, owner of Toledo-based Sustainable Local Foods. “LED lights allow us to grow year round and keep the costs down.”
• According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), energy costs are the third biggest expense for the vast majority of growers, with lighting costs representing a significant portion of that both supplemental lighting in the case of greenhouses and sole-source lights for indoor operations. LEDs are 66 percent more efficient than legacy HPS (high pressure sodium) lights when measured lamp to lamp.
• Not only do LEDs save on farmers’ electric bills, they reduce other costs as well. Without the harsh radiant heat blasting plants from above, growers can use less water because there’s less evaporation. Finally, if keeping a grow space cool is a challenge, LEDs represent a significant energy and money savings because they reduce the need for air conditioning.
3. Regular fresh food supply - All Indian vegetables, fruits are seasonable but with proper indoor farming we can produce it regularly. In indoor growing LED lights play important role.
• City Farming makes it possible to grow tasty and healthy food virtually anywhere, regardless of the weather or season. A controlled setting using light recipes leads to higher yields, less waste and consistently high quality with maximum nutrition and taste.
4. Smart Farming - By considering future trends, there must need of smart farming. More than 90% farming done by traditional ways so Nexsel is promoting and helping smart farming.
• With this technology, social and business life no longer has to stop when the sun goes down. Light becomes a catalyst for recreation, productivity and economic growth.
• Farmers can tune the crops to the wishes of the population they’re growing for or steer the crop for desirable traits – for increasing vitamin C in tomatoes or boosting the crispiness of lettuce, for example. However, growing with LEDs is a relatively new field and that means that no one has it down to an exact science yet
• It’s estimated that between 30 to 50 percent of solar radiation is blocked by greenhouse structures and glazing before it gets to plants. In areas with long dark winters and short growing seasons, this is an even bigger challenge and necessitates the use of supplemental lighting for optimal crop production. Forward-thinking farmers are learning everyday that the best lighting sources for indoor operations primary or supplemental are LEDs.
• Using light alone to create bigger yields per plant; producing more marketable crops overall; and changing the wavelength of light to change the flavor of foods
• Controlled growing environments already mean less water waste, less chemical runoff and a more efficient use of space. As stated, reduced heat produced by LEDs leads to the use of significantly less water increasingly important in times of record drought.
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