Press Release (ePRNews.com) - KINGSTON, Ontario - Aug 10, 2016 - Farmships (www.farmships.com), a Canadian agricultural research and design company, is expanding options for indoor farming entrepreneurs with a series of new mobile farms.
Farmships are custom-built, highly-specialized cargo trailers, outfitted as state-of-the-art indoor farming environments. Eight models, ranging from 10′ to 44′ in length, handle a variety of agricultural production needs, from low light leafy green production to specialized high-light monoculture production of high-value specialized crops. All Farmships are 100% automated and self-contained mobile hydroponic mobile farms.
Farmships can be equipped with generators, bladeless wind turbines, and/or solar panels. Where legal, Farmships can be outfitted with rainwater catchment systems. Farmships can be outfitted with LED or T5 lighting, with exclusive manufacturer partnerships to be announced later in August 2016. Farmships are manufactured under an exclusive partnership with RTD Manufacturing Inc., ( www.rtdtrailers.com ) a manufacturing team with 30 years’ experience in custom-built high-end trailers and specialty trailers. All Farmships components are CSA Electrical and/or ULC Approved.
“You may ask, why mobile?” says Scott Andrews, CEO Farmships, “It is the next logical step in indoor agriculture. The mobile platform is more flexible than a shipping container or greenhouse. There are no zoning, installation or provenance issues- typical problems faced by perspective shipping container owner/operators. As a mobile operation, the mobile farmer has options to go directly to markets, festivals, fundraisers, field operations and/or host educational events. Those are not options available to container or greenhouse owner/operators.
This flexibility makes it perfect for a whole range of end-users, including restaurants, hotels, resorts, retirement homes, condominiums, military field applications, schools and universities, professional fundraising organizations, festival operators, NGOs, in-field research facilities, and owner/operator mobile farmers and entrepreneurs.
Finally, the mobile platform enjoys all of the benefits of a 100% controllable environment. This includes zero loss of crops, significantly less use of water, total automation and/or the choice of infinite tweaking for the micro managing indoor farmer.”
Farmships consulting is available immediately. Delivery of Farmships begin October 2016. Farmships are shipped everywhere in the world.
Farmships, a Canadian agricultural research and design company, is a pioneer the field of state-of-the-art mobile farms. Advancing the field of post-greenhouse indoor farming, which has heretofore focused on reclaiming and modifying containers or spaces built for other purposes, Farmships builds 100$ controllable specialized agricultural environments for owner/operators and researchers looking for the ultimate in-field flexibility, whenever and wherever professionals are dealing with the complete life cycle of high economic, or high research, value plants.
ABOUT POTENTIAL FARMSHIP CROPS
Herbs & leafy greens include, but are not limited to, non-flowering vegetables, with, principally, culinary value, such as: kale, mustard greens, collard greens, cabbage, romaine, green leaf, arugula and butterhead, dandelion, red clover, plantain, watercress and chickweed. Leafy Greens typically take 35 to 55 days for full size heads, and 21 days for baby size heads of same.
Microgreens are culinary plants grown to the first primary leaf stage, and include basil, beet, broccoli, buckwheat, brussel sprouts, cabbage, celery, cilantro, chard, clover, collard green, corn shoots, cress, endive, fennel, leek, lettuce, salad mixes, mustard, parsley, radish, sorrel, sunflower and turnip. MIcrogreens typically take 11-14 days before they are ready for market.
High-light models are built for flowering plants and tree production. Plants are typically in ebb and flow, drip, or aeroponic hydroponic systems. From growing Ginseng to medicinal herbs to Bonsai and Heritage fruit trees, the High-Light Farmships are outfitted to provide profitable, independent, stable and 100% controllable owner/operator mobile farms.
When outfitted with multi-level hydroponic shelves uses for the High-Light Farmship include propagation or early-start germination chambers for cold seasons, African violet chambers, nurseries for non-irradiated ginger/garlic/turmeric and year-round multi-tiered wildflower nurseries
All Farmships can be outfitted for self-sufficient, in-field emergency production/relief or agricultural research on any of the world’s 21,000 medicinal plant species. [source: Impact of Cultivation and Gathering of Medicinal Plants on Biodiversity: Global Trends and Issues by Uwe Schippmann, Danna J. Leaman and A. B. Cunningham; Published in FAO. 2002]
Mark Davis, Media Relations and Director of Sales
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