Of course, the array of sensors and control units need sophisticated software to help them run effectively. Today’s software platforms for vertical farms, such as iFarm’s Growtune
, have taken it a step further by using big data to perfect the process
. On one hand, the software can analyze what’s happening with the plants in a given farm in real-time, such as their reaction to nutrition. On the other hand, a big set of data from other farms and past harvests is used to perfect the "recipes" or plant-growth algorithms.