Recently, plant factory related businesses are increasing because of abnormal climate and natural disasters. Various industries have entered the plant factory business with new cultivating techniques. Various attempts are being made to produce high value crops with research and development of various cultivating techniques. Additionally in the plant factory business, large-scale production, automation and labor-saving are also important for establishing a sustainable industry. Therefore, several techniques have been utilized to improve the use of space, application of automation, and productivity in the plant factory.
2015 Japanese Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists