Sakata Seed America Announces Partnership With OnePointOne to Accelerate Vertical Farming
SAN JOSE, CA - Sakata Seed America is pressing the gas on vertical farming innovation. Recently, the company and OnePointOne announced their game-changing collaboration to share intelligence and analysis focused on maximizing plant outputs while minimizing environmental impact.
“We are taking the Controlled Environment Agriculture arena very seriously. By working with OnePointOne on product research and development, we aim to push the segment’s development in a real-world vertical production environment,” Dave Armstrong, President and CEO of Sakata, stated. “Working together directly and fully sharing information enables both sides to capture data that might otherwise take years to generate.”
OnePointOne’s system consists of advanced aeroponics and a fleet of robotic growers to perform most of the day-to-day production functions—from planting, to watering, to harvesting.
Sakata’s wide array of state-of-the-art genetics coupled with OnePointOne’s industry-leading, proprietary tech promises to drive further innovations and discovery.
“We are on a mission to unleash the power of plants to feed, fuel, and heal the world,” explained Sam Bertram, CEO and Co-Founder of OnePointOne. “As we launch Willo, the world’s first personalized vertical farming experience, this Sakata partnership will help amplify our ability to bring an exciting list of cultivars to our members. Furthermore, it will drive the innovations and advances needed to bring a more sustainable growth platform to the market at scale.”
The large-scale research program began at OnePointOne’s facility in San Jose, California. According to the release, its 25-foot vertical structure uses LED lights to supplant the sun; a nutrient-rich mist to replace the soils; and a clean-room environment, akin to a computer lab, as the production field.
“Working with OnePointOne gives us the opportunity to test many of our varieties in a true vertical system and highly precise indoor environment. The performance data we’ll collect will help us continue to refine our varieties and fine-tune our breeding programs for the CEA space,” said Tracy Lee, Sakata’s Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Lead.
How will this new partnership further expand the potential of vertical farming? AndNowUKnow will report.