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Hydroponics vs.

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. 

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Phytosanitary risks

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

in HYDROponics).

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Root health

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.


Crop Variety

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. 


Shelf life

Crops grown in AEROponics systems have a longer shelf life

compared to those

cultivated with HYDROponics

thanks to stronger

cell structure.

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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

with HYDROponics. 


Industrial efficiency

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.

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