Our aeroponic and hydroponic grow systems incorporate advanced, proprietary technologies that exponentially increase crop quality and yield, while redefining existing water usage benchmarks. Two important facets of our revolutionary OIAF system are the vertical grow A Frames which house our closed-loop, water and air filtration systems, and the unique height and pitch design, coupled with plant site placement, which quadruples viable grow sites by over 300% of traditional farming, and current hydroponic systems by 100 -120%.
The A-Frame (OIAF) system is a proprietary design that far surpasses current per-foot crop yields of all current grow systems. Two vital components of the OIAF are aeroponic, or soilless, farming, proven by NASA to be the most effective plant nutrient delivery method, and the incorporation of a high pressure vapor system that uses short bursts of nutrient-infused water, applied directly onto the entire root structure of each plant. Less effective farming methods face problems such as “pony tailing” of roots, a problem that leads to tap root starvation, and a slow, unproductive death. Using our water filtration technology, our system incorporates a steady flow of fresh air, allowing every plant to uptake the maximum amount of nutrients.
The OAIF System is the industry leader in water conservation. In traditional farming, one head of lettuce requires 15 gallons of water to reach maturity. The plant retains eighteen ounces of that water, while the rest is wasted. Our closed-loop systems require only twenty-two ounces of water per head of lettuce for the plant to reach maturity. A traditional soil-grow uses 600,000 gallons of water to produce 40,000 heads of lettuce. Our system uses less than 60,000 gallons of water for the same size crop; that’s a 90% reduction in water usage.
The unique height and pitch design of the OAIF system, along with placement logistics, has the capacity to support 3600 grow sites per each 60′ x 7′ x 4′ A-Frame unit. Both traditional farming and conventional hydroponic farming yield 1-6: head of lettuce per square foot; whereas, our systems are capable of producing 16 heads of lettuce per square foot. Plants that thrive in our OAIF system are: lettuce, culinary herbs, leafy greens, strawberries and edible flowers. In addition to the increased volume in plant material, flavor-profiles and nutrient content in the crops increase exponentially.