For saving space and soil, this method also has several
other benefits, including no soil-borne diseases, no
weeds to pull and no soil to till, run-of-the-mill side
benefits of soil-less gardening.

Pathogen Control & Disease Prevention

Plant are most susceptible to loss from pathogens during the first 21 days of their life cycle. The aeroponic technology developed by the PI utilizes a patented plant support structure that separates the plants from one another. In a hydroponic or aggregate-based system, pathogen infections can easily spread throughout the entire system due to the plants’ common source of water or medium. In the ideal aeroponic system pathogens can be reduced and controlled by:

a) separating the plants - thus preventing the pathogen from spreading infection from one plant to another.
b) applying disinfectants and fungicides to the aerial and root zones individually,
c) applying the water/nutrient at intervals that are best suited for plant development and growth,
d) allowing the plant to expand without interference of restricting physical barriers,
e) reducing the per plant exposure to surfaces where pathogens can linger or proliferate.


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