The process begins with the company creating a Plant-ID for each crop, which describes and models how that specific crop behaves in a PlantLab-controlled environment. The firm then uses mathematical models to methodically test out hundreds of combinations of variables to find the optimal combination for each crop.
When grown under optimal conditions, each crop has the potential to three times as much edibles than the best greenhouse, and up to 40 times more than an open field.
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The company is a firm believer that "plants should not have to adapt to nature; nature should be adapted to plants," according to the company's website. "We put plants in control, which allows them to achieve significantly more of their potential."
PlantLab says its method can be applied to many industries, ranging from fruit, vegetable and flower production to ingredients for children's food, medicines, flavors, fragrances and cosmetics.