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1. (WO2019030428) METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR GROWING PLANTS ON MULTILAYER PRINCIPLE
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1. A method for growing plants on multilayer principle in mobile gutter farming, whereby, in the process of growing plants planted in cultivation gutters (1) , said plants are conveyed (w) with auxiliary power-operated motion elements in cultivation layers (L) present on top of each other in a cultivation space (K) in a longitudinal direction (s) of the cultivation space in one or opposite directions, char-acterized in that the cultivation gutters (1) used especially in mobile gutter farming, and the plants contained therein, are treated in the cultivation space ( ) by means of a processing arrangement (2) in a cultivation layer-specific manner, whereby the cultivation gutters and the plants contained therein are first of all conveyed (w) by motion elements (2a) in each cultivation layer (L) of the cultivation space (K) in the longitudinal direction (s) of the cultivation space in opposite directions and, on the other hand, are treated (P) by processing elements (2b) in each cultivation layer (L) of the cultivation space separately, in a manner substantially independent of the other cultivation layers .

2. A method according to claim 1, characterized in that the cultivation gutters are shifted (w2) in lateral direction from a cultivation line (si) proceeding in a first direction onto a cultivation line (s2) proceeding in a second direction by means of a transfer device (2al) , which is included in the processing arrangement's motion ele-ments (2a) and which is present in a gap (H) between the oppositely directed cultivation lines.

3. A method according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the cultivation gutters (1) , and the plants contained therein, are shifted by a processing device (2bl) , which is included in the processing arrangement's processing el-ements (2b) and which is present in the gap (H) between the cultivation lines (si, s2) , in a lateral direction (w2) from the cultivation line (s2) extending in the second direction for processing (P) the plants and the cultivation gutters (1) , such as for harvesting the plants, removing substrate waste, washing/disinfecting the cultivation gutters, placing fresh substrate, sowing/planting the plants, pre-irrigating the same, and/or the like purpose, and/or for returning the same onto the cultivation line (si) extending in the first direction.

4. A method according to any of the preceding claims 1-3, characterized in that the cultivation gutters (1) in two or more cultivation layers (L) of the cultivation space (K) , and the plants contained therein, are treated in a cultivation layer-specific manner with the transfer device (2al) and the processing device (2bl) , which are operated by a lift and which are included in the processing arrangement (2) .

5. A method according to any of the preceding claims 1-3, characterized in that the cultivation gutters (1) and the plants contained therein are treated with actuators (3) , which are provided in the processing arrangement (2) and are most preferably automatically controlled, such as with gripping elements (3a) included in the transfer device (2al) and in the processing device (2bl) and making it possible to take hold of the cultivation gutters (1) and to shift (w2) the same in lateral direction, and/or with harvesting, scraping, washing/disinfecting, substrate-placing, seed/seedling-sowing/planting and/or pre-irrigating elements and/or the like included in the processing device (2bl) .

6. A system for growing plants on multilayer principle in mobile gutter farming, said system being intended for growing plants planted in cultivation gutters (1) by conveying (w) the same with auxiliary power-operated motion elements in cultivation layers (L) present on top of each other in a cultivation space (K) in a longitudinal direction (s) of the cultivation space in one or opposite directions, characterized in that the system includes a processing arrangement (2) for treating the cultivation gut-ters (1) used especially in mobile gutter farming, and plants contained therein, in the cultivation space (K) in a cultivation layer-specific manner, said processing arrangement including first of all motion elements (2a) for conveying (w) the cultivation gutters and the plants con-tained therein in each cultivation layer (L) of the cultivation space (K) in the longitudinal direction (s) of the cultivation space in opposite directions, and, on the other hand, processing elements (2b) for treating (p) the same in each cultivation layer (L) of the cultivation space separately, in a manner substantially independent of the other cultivation layers.

7. A system according to claim 6, characterized in that the motion elements (2a) of its processing arrangement in-elude a transfer device (2al) present in a gap (H) between oppositely directed cultivation lines (si, s2) for shifting (w2) the cultivation gutters in lateral direction from the cultivation line proceeding in a first direction onto the cultivation line proceeding in a second direction.

8. A system according to claim 6 or 7, characterized in that the processing elements (2b) of the processing arrangement include a processing device (2bl) present in the gap (H) between the oppositely directed cultivation lines (si, s2) of the cultivation space ( ) for shifting the cultivation gutters 1, and plants contained therein, in a lateral direction (w2) from the cultivation line (s2) extending in the second direction for processing (p) the plants and the cultivation gutters (1) , such as for harvesting the plants, removing substrate waste, washing/disinfecting the cultivation gutters, placing fresh substrate, sowing/planting the plants, pre- irrigating the same, and/or the like purpose, and/or for returning the same onto the cultivation line (si) extending in the first direction.

9. A system according to any of the preceding claims 6-8, characterized in that the processing arrangement (2) includes a transfer device (2al) and a processing device (2bl) , which are operated by a lift and are used for treating the cultivation gutters (1) present in two or more superimposed cultivation layers (L) of the cultivation space ( ) , and the plants contained therein, in a cultivation layer-specific manner.

10. A system according to any of the preceding claims 6-9, characterized in that it includes most preferably automatically controlled actuators (3) , which are provided in the processing arrangement (2) for treating the cultivation gutters (1) and the plants contained therein, such as gripping and shifting elements (3a) included in the transfer device (2al) and in the processing device (2bl) and making it possible to take hold of the cultivation gutters and to shift (w2) the same in lateral direction, and/or harvesting, scraping, washing/disinfecting, substrate-placing, seed/seedling-sowing/planting and/or pre-irrigating elements, and/or the like.