February 2019 – Our product manager Douglas was welcomed recently by Grampian Growers to its annual technical update event to talk about the present and future of vertical farming. Sharing an insight into what vertical farming is, how it might fare in Scotland and particularly how it will integrate with other methods of agriculture and farming, Doug shared drone footage and linked in real time to our own facility in Invergowrie in Perthshire.

With a focus for the event largely on potato production, Douglas was able to talk about the potential for growers with the advent of vertical farming and what it could mean in Scotland, UK and globally with the ability to grow to demand, when and where it is needed.

IGS has just started its own trials of seed potato production so there is the potential that there could be an exciting update at the next event.