Aeroponics is a cultivation method in which plant roots are suspended in air, without entangling into a physical medium, and fed via a fine mist or fog system. NASA funded a major aeroponics research project for space colonization purposes in the 1990s and early 2000s. Significant advantages over other cultivation methods were realized such as minimized water and nutrient usage, increased oxygenation of roots, sterile operations, increased product quality, increased rate of plant growth, and increased yield.
Co-Founder and CTO, Dale Devore developed our proprietary technology over his 30-years as a cultivation consultant. Richard Stoner, the NASA scientist credited with developing aeroponics for the space program, has been known to refer to Dale as his only competitor. You will see some of Dale’s earliest work still used by some of our competitors — but these are his ideas from 20 years ago.
Dale’s most recent innovation — The Edge — outperforms any system currently on the market in terms of yield, plant health and quality, system reliability, and adaptability for expansion into large facilities as well as stackability to manage small growing space. The technology consists of
• groundbreaking design,
• multiple layers of safeguards that remove much of the risk of crop failure, and
• proprietary growing protocols.
The system is scalable and can be accessorized for veg-in-place and certified organic production. Key advantages of the AeroBloom®️ System over other growing methods include:
• Substantially decreased water usage
• Significantly improved production (100%+ for many plant species)
• Enhanced plant characteristics and quality (potency, flavor, aroma, and appearance)
• Pest and disease control management without using expensive conventional pesticides
• Shortened maturation cycle (one additional harvest per year)
• The system can be used in all forms of agriculture from tomatoes to coffee to cannabis growing.
• The system is scalable and can be delivered in the form of a “farm-in-a-box” anywhere in the world.
• Multiple safeguards in the AeroBloom system makes crop failure highly unlikely.
AeroBloom®️ aeroponic farming systems are the most efficient cultivation systems available today. Utilizing a proprietary nutrient-to-root delivery system, AeroBloom can provide harvest yields up to twice the usable quantity experienced with other Hydroponic/Aeroponic industry standard products.
• Increased yields as well as brix levels are reliably repeated when using AIS equipment and growing methods.
• Designed for multiple configurations that include movable vertically stacked farming beds that multiply the yield per square foot. A 20,000 sq. ft growing area is transformed into 60,000 sq. ft simply by utilizing three vertically oriented grow beds.
• This farming method is not restrained by seasons but can be repeated throughout the year inside large structures or greenhouses with no impact from outside weather and changing climate conditions. Continuous yearlong farming without interruptions due to weather or system failure is the main focus behind AeroBloom aeroponic agriculture technology.
• Environmental control involves using air conditioning for exact temperature and humidity control as well as CO2 use for greater photosynthesis efficiency. The AeroBloom system uses automated controls for plant environments both topside and in the root zone.
• Controlling the root zone environment is critical for plant health and yield/brix quality. AIS is on the front line with the development of this vital activity.
• Nutrient solution emitters supply continuous and intermittent root zone nutrient delivery that assures maximizing equal root feeding coverage regardless of a plant’s placement in the grow tray.
• Sensors upload environment and plant health information in real time for any temporary immediate minor corrections as well as providing data for continuous improvement and further research and development.
• Organic certification is possible using a specific protocol with the basic AeroBloom system. It is generally considered that aeroponically grown produce cannot be certified as organic.
• A stepped down plant foundation combined with a variety of grow light options results in a greater amount of photosynthesis plant surface that adds to the higher yields and brix levels.