Now, grow indoor crops and vegetables in Japanese style

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Tokyo (Japan), Aug 16 (ANI): Agriculture sector in Japan is facing wide range of challenges. Most serious are aging farmers, decline in number of young people who want to work in fields and increase of abandoned farmlands. In order to solve this problem, it is important to promote utilization of new technology in agriculture."Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition" was held in Tokyo. These booths are introducing agricultural machinery, materials manufacturers, and seed manufacturers. The exhibition is the place of opportunity for business expansion through technology proposals and information exchange, especially to farmers who hope to find latest agricultural technologies and improve their work. What is attracting attention in plant and crop production is not new ways for work in fields itself, but production system. This is “plant factory” which implements mechanism of artificial photosynthesis to grow plants. The plant factory has automatic control unit. It controls temperature, light, carbon dioxide, nutrient solution, and other environmental conditions. Even seeding, transplantation, harvesting and shipment adjustments of crops are also undertaken automatically. Because all production is completed inside the facility, it is possible to steadily supply crops without being affected by outside weather or damage of pests. Plant factories can also be made small in size to fit in small spaces while taking advantage of its nice appearance from the side of light. Plant factory represents future type agriculture that is not affected by the environment of various regions. It is developed with Japan’s advanced technology and is attracting attention worldwide.

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