The Mobile Vertical Farm (Go-Vertical Farm) for Automation of Vertical Farming Operations

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This invention is an original operational process that enables the automation of vertical farming by the use of ambulatory growing modules capable of planting, growing, and harvesting under optimal environmental conditions to achieve maximum yield and nutritive value.



Global population will increase from today's 7.6 billion to approximately 9.7 billion by 2050. United Nations projects that food production will need to increase by 70%. These goals are hard to reach by traditional farming methods as a push towards vertical indoor farming has increased crop production, and decreased water usage by 95%. This research will further optimize the efficiency of vertical indoor farming production.



  • Vertical farming operations



  • Increased efficiency
  • Increased crop yield
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tod McCauley
Assistant Director of Licensing, CALS
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Joel Cuello
Jack Welchert