Microgreens and Hydroponic Horse Feed Crop Box

Perfect for equestrian operations because you can feed up to 17 horses with a single horse fodder CropBox! For chefs or growers selling to restaurants, a single Microgreen Crop Box can serve the needs of several restaurants! 

 

How does the CropBox compare to other forms of Agriculture?

It has the ability to grow 1 acre of crops in a single shipping container while using 90% less water

 

Conventional Agriculture

Conventional Agriculture

Crop Cycles: 1-2

Year Round Production: No (Seasonal)

Guaranteed Production: No

Yield per acre: 9 Tons *USA Lettuce

Water Use (annual):
270,000 Gallons / Acre *University of Arizona

Fertilizer Use / Acre: 90lb N - 175lb P - 100lb K

Flavor: Extremely High Variability

Distribution: Complex & Inefficient
Evaporative Cooled Greenhouse

Evaporative Cooled Greenhouse

Crop Cycles: 6

Year Round Production: Sometimes (Climate)

Guaranteed Production: No

Yield per acre: 213 Tons *North Carolina State University

Water Use (annual):
321,200 Gallons (2,200sf greenhouse) *University of Arizona

Fertilizer Use / Acre: 75% less

Flavor: Seasonal Variations

Distribution: Complex & Inefficient
CropBox

CropBox

Crop Cycles: 8

Year Round Production: Yes

Guaranteed Production: Yes

Yield per acre: 1347 Tons

Water Use (annual):
27,000 Gallons

Fertilizer Use / Acre: 80%

Flavor: Consistency

Distribution: Simple & Close to customer

Sample business model for select crops:

We have projections for over 40 different crops, call us to receive the full list!

 

 

Annual Yield per container (pounds harvested)

Microgreen Cropbox

 

                      

 

 

39,457 

 

 

 

Electricity: Lighting                        

$2,503 

 
Electricity: Cooling Costs                           $939                
Electricity: Circulation Fans

                         

$192   
Electricity: Exhaust Fan Costs

                        

$8.03   
Electricity: Pump

                         

$322                
Growing Media (sure to grow)

                     

$26,827            
Nutrients

                         

$225               
Water 

                           

$99                 
Seed 

                    

$62,250   

Annual Cost of Restaurant Packaging per container (.07 per LB)

                        $2,761             

Planting/Transplanting/ Labor Costs: 10 hours per planting per container 

                      $19,983           
Harvesting Labor Costs: 11 hours per harvest per container                       $19,983           

 

Maintenance Labor Cost

                       

 

$1,000 

          

Annual Cost of Production per Container

                    $149,099        
Cost per good per lb    $3.78   

 *These numbers are to be used as a guide. Actual results vary based on local market and skill of grower  

How it works:

100% control over every part of the growing process.

 

 

Completely Managed from a Smartphone:

Automatically keeps records and displays them as charts and graphs for constant optimization. 
Monitor and adjust every element of the growing system from a tablet or smartphone, including lighting, CO2, Nutrients, PH, Air Temperature, Flood, Fires, Humidity, Fans, Water Temperature, Water Flow, Water Levels and Root Zone Temperature. Includes a Webcam, so you may view your crops from anywhere in the world.

A smarter way to grow:

Uses 90% less water than other forms of agriculture
Stacks up to 5 high to create exponentially higher yields-up to 150x conventional yields
Grow at the point of sale; put it in the parking lot of a grocery store!
Very low risk of croploss
Easily moved to a different location as demand shifts
Individual growing environments reduce the risk of contamination and control the spread of pests