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1. (WO2018145121) VERTICAL CIRCADIAN HORTICULTURE CONVEYOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/145121    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/017128
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B66F 7/06
B65G 17/12
B65G 17/16
A01G 9/20
A01G 1/00
Applicants: POWER GREENHOUSE INTEGRATION, LLC
Inventors: SHELOR, F., Mack
Title: VERTICAL CIRCADIAN HORTICULTURE CONVEYOR
Abstract:
A scalable vertical conveyor cyclically carries planters (i.e. trays) in a closed path through a sub-floor dark zone and an above floor illuminated zone. A dark zone, formed below a floor, provides a dark region that simulates nighttime. The rate of travel simulates a growing day, such as, but not limited to a 24 hour growing day. One or more lighting, irrigation and fertigation elements are provided in the illuminated zone. Optionally, the portion of the conveyor in the dark and illuminated zones are adjustable.