Looking to the Future – How HortiPolaris is feeding one of the largest cities in the world.

Looking to the Future – How HortiPolaris is feeding one of the largest cities in the world.

Located in Beijing, China—the most populous national capital in the world, with more than 21 million residents—HortiPolaris stands on the cutting edge of farming and education amid a background of booming growth. Since 2000, Beijing has doubled in population and continues to grow, promising an even higher demand for fresh, quality produce. HortiPolaris is a science and technology leader in the region, delivering more than 20 types of tomatoes and eight different crops of lettuce through online and offline channels.

Stepping into a HortiPolaris greenhouse feels more like walking into the future of what’s possible in controlled environment agriculture. A high ceiling overlooks 2000 square meters of lettuce and 520 square meters of tomatoes, all grown with state-of-the-art technology and research inspired by best practices from Dutch greenhouses. A primary focus of HortiPolaris is exploration, which led operational decision-makers to switch from HPS lighting to LED solutions through Fluence, implementing several LED systems based on crop and preferences, such as AnthoSpec to improve the anthocyanin expression of red lettuce varieties.

See the Results of HortiPolaris’ Switch to Fluence LED in August!