What is a ZipGrow™ Tower?
ZipGrow™ Towers are modular growing towers that can be moved and taken apart easily, allowing users to grow extremely high density vertical farms that are also convenient for labor. The design of the towers was developed and perfected by Dr. Nate Storey at the University of Wyoming.
History of the ZipGrow™ Towers
ZipGrow™ Towers are the product of seven years of research on highly productive, high density vertical farming techniques at the University of Wyoming by Dr. Nate Storey.
Throughout his research in Agronomy, Dr. Storey spent countless hours researching aquaponic production and novel produce sales and distribution models in hopes of helping farmers live better while bringing a higher quality product to market.
Using ZipGrow™ to build his own and other operations, Nate has proven that commercial vertical aquaponics and hydroponics is not only a viable option if done correctly, but indeed holds great potential for feeding the rapidly growing population of Earth.
What’s so special about ZipGrow™ Towers?
ZipGrow™ Towers are Productive
ZipGrow™ Towers are specially designed for high density hydroponic farming. The technology works equally well in aquaponic systems.
Designed for maximum light use efficiency, space use efficiency, and outfitted with high BSA media, these white, one-sided towers allow growers to stack towers in tight configurations. By growing vertically with ZipGrow™ Towers, growers are able to double or even triple that of traditional horizontal production or other tower system designs on the market.
The single-face design is a result of scientific research on the effects of light depletion rates. By ensuring high reflectivity with a white, single-faced design ZipGrow™ Towers reduce light extinction significantly and maximize yields, especially in high density configurations!
Remember: Productivity isn’t everything! “Sure we can cram a lot of production into a very small space, but all of the production in the world doesn’t matter if your costs scale with it.”
Because of the simplifying design, ZipGrow™ Towers have been chosen to outfit operations in a variety of different climates and structures, from basements and homes to warehouses and greenhouses.
Why do people use ZipGrow™ Towers?
This is contrary to other tower systems with bulky bases or traditional horizontal systems where you have to roll the systems out of the way just to check your crops.
Moving easily through rows of towers not only reduces time and energy, but also some MAJOR headaches. Transporting ZipGrow™ Towers from mass to mass or from greenhouse to a LIVE display at a grocery store or restaurant is also a breeze!
ZipGrow™ Towers are Light Weight and Media-Based
ZipGrow™ Towers are light weight
ZipGrow™ Towers are media-based
Thus, by using media to secure our roots, we’re able to buffer those temperature fluctuations and increase growth rates.
ZipGrow™ Towers are guaranteed to last
How to irrigate ZipGrow™ Towers
As the water/nutrient solution trickles down through the media, plants are able to uptake the nutrients from their roots. In addition to the high specific surface area, biological surface area, and very high void space, the towers/media have a whole host of good bacteria inside to help plant growth.
We also recommend experimenting with incorporating redworms inside the towers for aquaponic production to help break down solids, metabolize fish waste and deliver more nutrients to your plants.
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