AEROponics is actually an modern evolution of HYDROponics.
As the name suggests,
In HYDROponics (and its variant AQUAponics),
the roots are submerged in water.
With AEROponics, the roots are left in the air
and fed by spraying them with a water-rich solution.
Both methods offer advantages over traditional
soil-based agriculture, including reduced water usage,
fewer pests and diseases, and most of all being independent to climatic conditions to produce all year-long.
However, there are some key differences between them that growers should consider
when choosing an indoor growing method.
For us, AEROponics is the best option.
Growing with AEROponics reduces the risk of cross-contamination,
by the simple fact of having independent roots in the air, not sharing a growing medium
(unlike sharing water
By suspending the plants in the air
and misting the roots with a
nutrient-rich solution, AEROponics creates an ideal environment for root growth and respiration, making our method the most efficient choice for plant growth thanks to healthy roots.
AEROponics offers a wider variety of crops to grow than HYDROponics:
baby leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce and spinach, among many others.
It also wins in shape and weight:
romaine lettuce retains its compact shape and can weigh up to 600g, compared to 300g for HYDROponics.
Crops grown in AEROponics systems have a longer shelf life
compared to those
cultivated with HYDROponics
thanks to stronger
Use of resources
In addition to saving on soil
and nutrients, AEROponics
consumes 60% less water
than HYDROponics. It takes
10 liters of water to produce 1kg of lettuce, compared to the average of
25 liters needed
By our design, sanitation is continuous in GREENOVA, allowing 365 days of production a year. No crop cycle lost for sanitation and system clean-up like in HYDROponics for the best industrial efficiency and maximized income.