Phil Gibson, VP of Marketing
‘AgTech meets Silicon Valley’ is what succinctly portrays AEssenseGrows, a high-tech developer and manufacturer of innovative agtech products and solutions that revolutionize agriculture. As indoor farming intercedes to innovatively address the food requirements of a growing world population, aeroponics—a form of hydroponics—offers inherent benefits, such as faster time to yield and high quality produce. However, aeroponics is traditionally difficult to master. AEssenseGrows essentially simplifies aeroponic farming and as Phil Gibson, the vice president of marketing puts it, “At AEssenseGrows, our advanced technology makes it dramatically easier for growers to reap all of the aeroponics’ innate benefits like fast-growth and consistent high-quality yields.”
As the future of farming moves indoors to deliver produce in food islands, the economy greatly favors leafy plants like cannabis. In the wake of spreading legalization of cannabis, lots of upcoming companies are getting in touch with AEssenseGrows to learn how to best utilize their fast growth systems for high-quality yields and a competitive advantage amidst the falling prices. “We are en route to delivering cannabis at $100 per pound and we plan to further lower the production cost,” states Gibson.
The need for centralized control is yet another essential requirement of the growers. The AEssenseGrows systems endow the planters with near-complete control over the chief grow variables like the nutrient mix, lighting, water quality, and environment, ensuring consistent yields and repeatable results.
We are en route to delivering cannabis at $100 per pound and we plan to further lower the production cost
The AEssenseGrows precision automated aeroponics systems utilize a network of sensors connected to sophisticated software to monitor and regulate the grow conditions. These sensors can detect a nutrient deficit and will try to clear this deficit by adding more nutrients, without human intervention. Similarly, if there’s increased nutrient content, the system will hold off adding any more until needed. Across the dozens of active sensors in every row of plants, every action is captured and logged to the Amazon Web Services cloud. Whenever a sensor reading reaches the edge of its targeted range, a notification is sent to the operators letting them know that the system is addressing the variance. If the reading moves beyond the allotted range, an alarm notification is sent to the appropriate manager. All this can be managed through the Guardian Grow Manager management system via one’s smartphone or laptop from anywhere in the world without any on-site intervention. All of this tracking leads to peace of mind for the operators and saves labor for grow operations. This complete grow process integration is known as the AEtrium System.
An integration of advanced technology to simplify aeroponic farming is the key factor that has attracted customers. Because the Guardian Grow Manager automation makes growing precise, stable, and repeatable, it’s perfect for medical research. In the words of Gibson, “We are educating people used to traditional farming on how our system works and how utilizing it can minimize risk while delivering competitive advantage.”
The system is a turn-key solution for growing plants on a highly efficient basis. Washington based, Onyx Agronomics wanted to fully automate their grow environments. AEssenseGrows helped the company attain low production costs that enabled them to remain highly profitable by selling indoor bud in Washington at predatory pricing.
AEssenseGrows continues to advance research for indoor farming, including the key area of lighting, where the company delivers today’s best-in-class grow light. Furthermore, the company plans to increase efficiency features for automation and the platform capacity. It’s all part of the mission for a company that has revolutionized the agricultural landscape and is poised to help resolve three 21st century issues: the need for high growth yields for a growing population, food safety, and conservation of resources.