The Aeroponics Industry
There are many industry players that are combining technology with traditional agricultural techniques to try and find a solution to the global food crisis and establish global food security.
Vertical Farming VS. Aerobloom
Most hydroponic and all known aeroponic competitors utilize a method known as vertical farming in warehouse environments. Vertical farming is a method in which rows of plants and lights sit on top of each other, creating multiple levels of plant canopy. It is claimed to be a solution to agriculture’s problems since it can be used to grow crops in urban areas without the need for fertile soil. Vertical Farmers fail to acknowledge that food has historically been exported from distant regions to keep a variety of produce available in grocery stores year-round. The most pressing issues threatening food security are increasingly harsh environments and droughts caused by climate change, which are unsolved by the method.
Agricultural technology is the use of technology in agriculture, horticulture, and aquaculture with the aim of improving yield, efficiency, and profitability.
Problems Address by Aerobloom Technology
Grown Naturally, Pesticide Free
For years, the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) resisted the labelling of hydroponically grown and aeroponically grown crops as “organic” because they did not use traditional methods. In 2017, the USDA released a statement advising that such techniques could be certified as organic, however no other aeroponically grown crops have been certified by the USDA as “organic” to date. Because Aerobloom uses proprietary hybrid technology that combines aspects of hydroponics with state-of-the-art aeroponics techniques, we believe that our crops will pass USDA approval and become the first certified organic aeroponic crops in the market.
What is Smart Farming?
Aerobloom’s smart farming method is significantly more cost-effective and energy efficient than vertical farming in warehouses. While fertile soil in agricultural regions is becoming increasingly scarce due to soil depletion, there is otherwise no lack of agricultural land. In most areas there is no need for food producers to grow vertically in warehouses using stacks of artificial lighting that require huge amounts of electricity when the power of sunlight is readily available.
Our method uses controlled environment greenhouses that utilize the sun as their primary light source and one flat level of plants for optimal light saturation. Since the greenhouses automatically control temperature and humidity in their enclosed environments, they are also resistant to climate conditions similarly to industrial warehouses. Aerobloom systems enable maximum water efficiency and much higher yields per acre of plant canopy than any other industry-known cultivation system while minimizing water requirements.