emancipation of the plant
The art of giving plants exactly what they want
Many years of actively listening to plants has taught us a very surprising lesson: “By controlling our environment and giving us exactly what we need, rather than what you think we need,” the plants told us, “we will be able to achieve more of our potential. Isn’t it time for our emancipation from all of the excess and limiting inputs?” We decided to put plants in control. Thus, the idea of a plant paradise was born. We built our first prototype of the Plant Production Unit in 2006, and the company PlantLab was established in 2010.
A line-up of the team of balancing elements under our control, ready to find their ideal positions …
PlantLab does not modify plants themselves; instead, we carefully select the characteristics of nature that plants like, while excluding the elements that inhibit plant development and growth. This concept is based on the balanced way of growing, which we have developed in the course of the last decades.
It integrates a team of balancing elements (the growing variables) around the habitat of the plant, ready to be balanced out to create the desired characteristics of any particular crop.
… and their final adjustment for the ideal customized ‘team recipe’ for growing.
Prior to initiating large-scale crop production, we undertake research work in order to create a plant identity for each of our crops. During this phase, we determine how each crop will behave in a controlled growing environment.
We test combinations of dozens of growing variables, which were previously studied separately, and look for the optimum mix for each crop. We have already created Plant-ID’s for dozens of crops. This gives us an ideal route for breeding.
Plant-IDs are crop specific. In the Growing Recipes phase, we add in customers’ specific growing demands.
Eventually, we will use our PPUs to grow crops for our partners according to their requirements, which we will use to create Growing Recipes. These recipes specify the precise conditions required for each stage of plant growth.
Growing Recipes are customized by the specifications and demands of our partners and, of course, the crop based Plant-ID. Recipes are determined by the answers to questions including, when will crops be harvested, how many kilograms will be produced, what should the final crop look like, how should it taste, etc. Using this information, we can then calculate when cultivation should begin and what settings are required to realize the intended outcomes.
Once the cultivation formula is developed, it can be replicated over and over, anywhere in the world, with the same desired product being produced every time.