In the realm of agriculture, numerous challenges loom large on the horizon. Agricultural land degradation, coupled with the pressures of population growth and the increasingly volatile nature of supply chains, underscore the urgent need for innovative solutions. Climate change exacerbates these challenges, presenting hurdles such as erratic rainfall patterns and extreme weather events that disrupt food production.

Enter PFLANZENTHEKE, a pioneering force in the horticultural landscape, poised to revolutionize agriculture with vertical cultivation in urban environments. At its core, PFLANZENTHEKE seeks to address these pressing issues by minimizing costs while maximizing the production of high-quality, sustainable food.

By developing hydroponic plants and systems, PFLANZENTHEKE offers an efficient, decentralized, and environmentally friendly approach to food production. Compared to traditional soil cultivation methods, their systems save a staggering 90% of water and 85% of fertilizer, making agriculture more resilient to climate change and setting new standards for sustainability.

PFLANZENTHEKE’s offerings include specially tailored horizontal and vertical cultivation systems for herbs and leafy vegetables, designed to meet the unique needs of each grower. Additionally, they provide invaluable support and guidance, serving as a trusted partner throughout the ups and downs of vegetable production. With their expertise in data analysis and cultivation planning, PFLANZENTHEKE empowers growers to unlock new levels of productivity and efficiency.

The full text of the good practice is available to read and download in PDF format from the AgriSkills 4.0 e-Learning platform, section “Good practices”. You just need to search for it by name using the search box.

You will find additional 45 good practices, initiatives and use cases in the AgriSkills Reference Catalogue titled “AgriSkills Guidebook on Digitalization in Agriculture”.

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