Aquatic Plant Production
It’s no secret that trial and error are necessary when grasping a new innovation in agriculture. After many rejected attempts, Fyto, an aquatic plant company, has mastered producing high-quality feed that can successfully grow from animal waste. Founder and CEO, Jason Prapas says they must now scale and mechanize to bring this innovation to the dairy industry.
Prapas… “There have been innumerable list of things that we have rejected as options because we realized from the outset, that could work but it would never be feasible at scale, and so we hold ourselves to that discipline as a team. Until someone designs a mechanical, automated system for tending to these plants, it will always be too labor-intensive. And so we really set up the company on the premise of two things. Aquatic plants could be incredible. They clearly have demonstrated that their yields, their composition if you pick the right ones, their palatability, are very exciting. But this mechanization, if you think about other farming platforms, if you think about how we grow corn, how we grow wheat, how we grow soy, and pretty much all the others, when they’re not a specialty crop, we've developed automated, or at least mechanized, systems that can allow for fantastic leverage of a single human or a couple humans. We have to do the exact same thing for this and maybe even more so, because of how productive the plants are.”
Learn more about the automation being utilized at Fyto on their website, fyto.us.