Enabling US and Canadian farmers to utilize aeroponic technology

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LettUs Grow, a supplier of aeroponic technology, has partnered with Innovative Growers Equipment (IGE), specialists in greenhouse equipment manufacturing, to introduce ultrasonic aeroponics to greenhouse growers across the USA and Canada.

“We are thrilled to join forces with IGE to bring our advanced aeroponic technology to growers across North America. This partnership marks a significant step forward in our mission to reduce the impact of growing fresh produce worldwide by supporting growers and improving food security through meaningful collaborations. By working together with IGE, we will be enabling farmers in the US and Canada to utilize the latest in irrigation technology that brings innovation and growth to their operations,” said Charlie Guy, CEO of LettUs Grow.

Unlocking higher yields
Through this partnership, IGE will manufacture LettUs Grow’s patented irrigation systems, enabling growers to optimize crop production and enhance quality with the latest in irrigation technology. This strategic collaboration combines LettUs Grow’s technology with IGE’s world-leading manufacturing capacity to unlock higher crop yields with reduced resources for greenhouse growers throughout the region.

“Our Aeroponic Rolling Bench technology brings the aeroponic advantage to the North American market in a very different way to what is currently the norm in the industry. Unlike existing aeroponic systems, ultrasonic aeroponics is a highly reliable technology, installed in a familiar bench format and easy to integrate with existing or new build projects. Ultimately, this provides growers with a critical tool to increase yield, improve facility-wide profitability across an array of crop types, and open up new growing opportunities,” says Ben Crowther, CTO at LettUs Grow.

Appropriate greenhouse technology
Having completed successful crop growth trials at both Wageningen University’s R&D greenhouse facility and, more recently, at Stockbridge Technology Centre in collaboration with CHAP, LettUs Grow’s aeroponic technology has shown to improve yields and growth rates in comparison to hydroponic irrigation methods for a range of leafy greens and herbs. This collaboration will deliver increased accessibility of CEA technology to greenhouse growers in both the US and Canada who are looking to accelerate crop growth in their facilities.

“We are excited to partner with LettUs Grow to introduce their ultrasonic aeroponic technology to the commercial greenhouse sector here in the US and in Canada,” said Chris Mayer, Founder of IGE. “By utilizing LettUs Grow’s ultrasonic aeroponic technology as part of our comprehensive offering to greenhouse growers across the continent, we are opening new avenues for sustainable agriculture and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in crop production.”

“Incorporating this sophisticated technology into our offerings marks a significant step in our commitment to aiding the agricultural sector. It empowers us to tackle key issues like resource management, adapting to climate change, and boosting productivity to meet the demands of an expanding population. We envision a future where our collaboration with LettUs Grow sets new industry standards for efficiency and sustainability in greenhouse farming, driving innovation and growth in the agricultural sector across North America.”

This partnership aims to strengthen and support food security across the USA and Canada, addressing the challenges posed by the changing climate that threatens growth in the agriculture sector. This partnership will commence with the construction of a US-based reference site in June 2024, where the technology will be showcased as part of the IGE & Hydrofarm facility tour, following Indoor Agtech in Chicago. The technology will then be used to conduct crop trials unique to the North American market, as well as conventional crops with international market demand. This will provide a secondary site based in the region for future collaborators and growers to view the technology firsthand.

Commenting on the partnership, Glenn Behrman, President of CEA Advisors and fellow manufacturing partner of IGE, said, “The benefits of this aeroponic technology lies in the impact it will have through reduced maintenance and increased productivity for greenhouse growers. This is a great new technology that has not yet been adopted en masse in the commercial greenhouse market. We’re looking forward to seeing how this adoption can increase yield, reduce costs, and improve time to market.”

As Ben explains, LettUs Grow is continuously developing and investing in its aeroponic expertise, and the products that embody that knowledge. “We are extremely excited to be building a demonstration system of our latest Aeroponic Rolling Bench model with Innovative Growers Equipment, which will showcase this expertise firsthand.”

For more information:
Innovative Growers Equipment, Inc.
Tel.: +1 815 991 5010
[email protected]
https://innovativegrowersequipment.com

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