Why Aeroponics?

Aeroponics vs. Hydroponics vs. Soil

What to Expect From Aeroponic and Hydroponic Systems

Why Aeroponics is Better

Traditionally, geoponics (or growing in soil) has been used to produce the world’s food supply. Large tracts of land spanning millions of square miles have been cultivated over hundreds of years to accommodate this method of growing. Geoponics involves the uptake of moisture, oxygen, and other nutrients from the soil. Plants require these nutrients to complete the process of photosynthesis. In recent years, nutrient formulas and advanced plant science have led to developments of boosters and nutrient blends to drive faster growth and greater yields. While this method is mostly natural and forgiving, there are some significant drawbacks to growing on a large scale with geoponics, namely, soil makes for slow and inconsistent plant growth. Aeroponics, on the other hand, accelerates growth by eliminating mechanical resistance and directly infusing roots with necessary nutrients and moisture.

 

Hydroponics is another more efficient growing method, but it is expensive and bad for the environment because of the excessive water supply required. Aeroponics is the most clean and customizable growing solution, resulting in consistent crop success with the highest yields of any method available. The VESNA system from CanMax encompasses the latest innovations in engineering, making the system both easy to use and completely automated. Expect the best with an aeroponics system from CanMax.

Aeroponics

In an aeroponics system, root systems thrive through a constant supply of oxygen and scheduled sprays of nutrient-rich water. Dangling in the open air, plant roots experience absolutely no mechanical resistance, allowing them to grow and expand at will. Aeroponics allows for optimal intake of oxygen and controlled absorption of other nutrients. The dosing system is digitally automated and allows for exact reproduction from crop to crop. Nutrient dosing is also customizable based on time of day, plant life cycle, and the type of strain. Because the water and air are recycled, refiltered, and reused, aeroponics is the most environmentally responsible growing method available.

  • Optimal Oxygen &
    Nutrient Uptake
  • High Root Zone Control
  • Reproducible “Recipe”
    & Consistent Results
  • Efficient & Eco-Friendly

Hydroponics

Hydroponics involves the submerging of plant roots into nutrient-rich water for varying lengths of time. Unlike growing in soil, the roots do not need to expend energy in search of nutrients; this allows the plant to use that energy elsewhere and to grow more freely and quickly. Over time, however, oxygen and nutrient levels will deplete and require mixing a new batch of the nutrient dosing system. This process is complicated and leaves room for error and discrepancies. Hydroponics also uses large quantities of water and produces copious amounts of wastewater, resulting in higher costs and environmental impact.

  • Uninhibited Access to Oxygen & Nutrients
  • Moderate Root Zone Control
  • No Guarantee of Reproducible Results
  • High Amounts of Water Usage

Geoponics

Traditional growing methods require plant roots to expend energy in search of oxygen, nutrients, and moisture in the soil. While soil can be very forgiving, the rate of growth is naturally slow as roots make their way through the earth. The results of this growing method are also inconsistent as it is difficult to measure the rate or level of absorption of nutrients. In addition to being messy and cumbersome, soil also increases the risk of contamination by insects or other pests. Soil is the least efficient growing method in terms of oxygen uptake and root zone control.

  • Slow & Inconsistent Plant Growth
  • Poor Root Zone Control
  • No Guarantee of Reproducible Results
  • Inefficient Water Usage

What Makes Aeroponics Better Than Hydroponics

The Better Way to Grow

No other system allows for as much control, consistency, and customization as the VESNA aeroponics system from CanMax. In comparing aeroponics vs. hydroponics, aeroponics is the obvious choice. Minimizing labour costs and maximizing successful yields, aeroponics is also environmentally friendly in terms of water usage, space usage, and wastewater production. Hydroponic systems do not recover any water or nutrients, whereas our aeroponic system includes a dehumidifier that returns all excess moisture to the tank to be filtered, monitored, and reused.

 

Designed by an automation engineering company, the VESNA aeroponics system eliminates the risk of an epidemic destroying the plants. Not only does the isolated system keep out pests and other contaminants, but it also prevents crop contamination propagation.

 

Our system is uniquely engineered, full automated, repeatable, customizable, reliable, accurate, controllable, and sustainable, but what does that mean for you? It means we guarantee the highest quality and highest volume yields compared to any other growing system. Aeroponics is so efficient; you’ll be able to grow approximately six crops per year, depending on the strain. Each chamber has the capacity to yield up to 42 kgs of cannabis each year, resulting in a healthy revenue for you. Experience the better way to grow with CanMax Growing Solutions.

Clean Growing

Growing in an isolated chamber eliminates the risk of contamination from insects, animals, mould, and mildew, Using less water, aeroponics is also environmentally friendly.

Fully Automated

Everything about our aeroponics system is completely automated and adjustable through the computer program. Control the frequency of nutrient sprays, temperature, and lighting.

24/7 Monitoring

Through the combination of high-tech sensors and advanced computer programming, 24/7 monitoring is available. You’ll receive instant notification of any issues or inconsistencies.

No Special HVAC

There’s no need for expensive and inefficient HVAC systems. Our installation team can hook up the VESNA system with any existing HVAC system, utilizing filters, dehumidifiers, and air-purifiers.

Saves on Labour Costs

The VESNA aeroponic growing system reduces labour costs. There’s no need to hire a team of employees when everything can be monitored and automated remotely or via the computer.

Flexible & Scalable

The VESNA system from CanMax is a modular, vertical, aeroponic growing system. You can start with one chamber, adding more according to customer demand and building capacity.

Clean
Growing

Growing in an isolated chamber eliminates the risk of contamination from insects, animals, mould, and mildew, Using less water, aeroponics is also environmentally responsible.

Fully
Automated

Everything about our aeroponics system is completely automated and adjustable through the computer program. Control the frequency of nutrient sprays, temperature, and lighting.

24/7
Monitoring

Through the combination of high-tech sensors and advanced computer programming, 24/7 monitoring is available. You’ll receive instant notification of any issues or inconsistencies.

No Special
HVAC

There’s no need for fancy and inefficient HVAC systems. Our installation team can hook up VESNA with any existing HVAC system, utilizing filters, dehumidifiers, and air-purifiers.

Saves on
Labour Costs

The VESNA aeroponic growing system reduces labour costs. There’s no need to hire a team of employees when everything can be monitored and automated remotely or via the computer.

Flexible &
Scalable

The VESNA system from CanMax is a modular, vertical, aeroponic growing system. You can start with one chamber, adding more according to customer demand and building capacity.

Testimonials

Why Choose Canmax

5 Years in
Business

Aeroponics is a relatively new industry, but we’ve been around for 5 years. As an established company, you can rely on our research and education to help you through every unique situation.

Ongoing Support
& Service

At CanMax, we set-up and install your aeroponics system, including the racking and the computer. But our assistance doesn’t stop there. We are always available for continuous lifecycle support and troubleshooting.

Proudly Made
in Canada

Our system is designed and built in Canada for Canadian cannabis producers. We are proud to be on the cutting-edge of the industry and one of the most innovative and experienced growing solution companies in the country.

No Licensing
Fees

At CanMax, we charge a one-time installation fee, but you’ll never have to worry about paying an ongoing licensing fee. Plus, operating costs are low because our aeroponics system uses minimal resources.

Your solution for commercial indoor agriculture

Grow smarter. Start with a discussion. Call us today at (403) 764-2525.