Hutton speaks to Spectrum News about vertical farming

In a report about Vertical Harvest building a four-story building in Westbrook that will grow the produce, Spectrum News interviewed Mark Hutton, a vegetable specialist and associate professor of vegetable crops at University of Maine Cooperative Extension about the mechanics of vertical farming that the facility will utilize. “You’re controlling all the variables, really. Temperature, light intensity, light duration, fertility, humidity — you just have complete control over the environment. Actually, they could do it inside a brick building, if they wanted to,” Hutton said.