The Process → The BenefitsOrganic and Local

Increase Production, Clean Produce

While current lettuce production figures for greenhouse soil production show harvests of 108 plants/m2/year, Hydronov’s technology allows harvesting of up to 500 plants/m2/year in a wide variety of climates around the world. Our production schedules allow for harvest every day, all year long.

The produce is clean and free of any contaminants that can be present in outdoor crops.

The Hydroponic Process

Hydroponics is most simply defined as “growing without soil.” Early systems replaced soil with growing media, such as sand, peat moss, or rockwool. Modern systems replace the growing media with water, which prevents the depletion of these natural resources.

How does it work? In traditional growing methods, plants are not feeding on the soil; they are feeding on minerals within the soil. Hydroponic aquaculture replaces those soil-based nutrients by making those minerals available directly from the water.

The growing process for high-density baby leaf production

Hydronov has been producing baby leaf lettuce on deep water Floating Raft Technology (FRT)  since 2005. Our original trials have developed into productive commercial systems. Shown below is some of the equipment used in the process.

HD BOARDS SEEDING UNIT

BOARDS STACKER

HD BOARDS SEEDING UNIT

MEDIA FILLING

HD BOARDS SEEDING UNIT

DRUM PRECISION SEEDING

HD BOARDS SEEDING UNIT

SEEDED BOARD

HD GERMINATION ROOM

2 DAYS DARK GERMINATION

HD BOARDS SEEDING UNIT

BOARDS STACKER

HARVESTING UNIT

CUTTING OPERATION

HARVESTING UNIT

CLEAN PRODUCT CONVEYOR

WASHING UNIT

HD BOARDS CLEANING

WASHING UNIT

CLEAN BOARD

HD PACKING UNIT

PRODUCE PACKAGING IN BAGS OR CLAMSHELL