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Improving Water Quality in Vertical Farming

Improve plant health, crop yield, and product quality while reducing water usage in vertical farming. Autonomously monitor water quality and get lab-accurate water quality results in real-time with KETOS.

Data-Driven Water Quality



Improve Plant Health, Product Yield, and Quality



Accurate and Precise Nutrient Management



Digital Water Technology Meets Vertical Farming Best Practices

Nutrient Management

Understand your water composition so that growers can deliver precise levels of nutrients right to your plants when they need them.

Water Conservation

Vertical farming already uses less water. With KETOS helping to carefully balance your water composition, you’ll be able to use even less and recycle more effectively.

Lab-accurate, Real-Time Results

Our results are delivered in real-time and are lab-accurate, giving you the peace of mind of knowing the readings you get are timely and precise.

Improve Product Yield and Quality

With water composition continuously monitored, you can avoid spikes or delays in nutrient delivery to ensure reliable and predictable harvests.

Threshold Alerts

Set your parameters so that if any environmental changes happen, you can address the issue and maintain water consistency immediately from anywhere.

Monitoring of 30+ Parameters

KETOS monitors for nutrients (Nitrates, Orthophosphates, etc.), environmental factors (pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, etc.), heavy metals, and inorganics.

Vertical Farming Water Monitoring Case Study
Case Study

Improved Plant Resilience and Predictability

KETOS has proven to be a valuable ally for vertical farming and has helped many organizations understand their water quality in real-time. Read our case study about one multinational vertical farm that adopted our technology and how our monitoring insights repeatedly helped them ensure a more resilient and predictable harvest.

Why KETOS for Vertical Farming

Data-Driven Product Quality

  • Longer shelf life based on healthier product
  • Consistently meet quality standards
  • Effectively manage nutrients and plant growth cycles
  • Real-time water quality dashboards, alerts, and reporting

Increased Revenue

  • More predictable harvests
  • Reduce rejected batches
  • Lower labor costs based on water testing
  • More efficient water recycling
  • Eliminate wasted inputs (water and chemicals)
  • Better reporting for better decision making

Cost Savings and Predictability

  • No more sampling, shipping, and third-party lab costs
  • No more manual sampling or manual equipment calibration
  • One solution covers monitoring for 30+ parameters
  • Maintenance covered by KETOS
  • $0-CAPEX: No up-front hardware costs and a low monthly fee
  • Test what you want when you want for a simple set price

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Why Automation is Essential for Ensuring Vertical Farming Water Quality

A crucial aspect of any indoor agriculture setup is the quality and composition of its water. Crops in vertical farming succeed and fail based on the careful balance and timing of nutrient delivery. If any nutrient is thrown off at any time, yields can shrink, and existing plants may weaken, making them vulnerable to disease, failure, or shorter shelf life. However, when the proper balance of nutrients is delivered and maintained throughout a growth cycle, crops can grow faster and stronger, with improved taste and longer shelf life.

Previously, vertical farmers had to rely on third-party labs or manual testing, leaving the process of monitoring and maintaining water quality susceptible to human error or information delays. Having a solution on hand that can automate the water monitoring process in real-time takes the guesswork out of nutrient balance in your water infrastructure. It ensures that readings are pulled regularly so that water quality is no longer a guessing game.

With KETOS, growers in vertical farming get:

  • Lab accurate readings of 30+ parameters (including potassium nitrogen, calcium, and others)
  • A customizable threshold-based alerting system
  • Historical data and analysis
  • Prescriptive and predictive analytics
This all-in-one system uploads data to a cloud-enabled dashboard so that growers can get real-time readings that allow them to act on actionable data. This ensures the right nutrients are delivered and balanced at the exact right time for robust, successful crops and less waste.

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