Developed specifically for commercial cultivators requiring premium bare root cuttings, a newly launched HPAC system utilizes industrial-grade components and a simplified modular design to achieve this highly effective method of propagation This CCH2O - High-Pressure Aeroponic Cloning (HPAC) system is launched by Current Culture H2O (CCH2O), provider of hydroponic systems and cultivation solutions.
“Considering the high value of premium, disease-free cuttings, these propagation systems offer cultivators superior quality plant stock and a rapid ROI”, says Current Culture H2O President and system designer, Daniel Wilson.
According to Daniel, the HPAC System is designed with scalability, efficiency and reliability in mind. "Rather than utilizing a submersible water pump, low-pressure sprinklers and gallons of standing water in each cloning chamber, the HPAC utilizes a centralized inline pump station and reclamation approach," he explains.
The system operates by cycling the central pump station intermittently to produce a fine 50-80 micron droplet mist. "This approach supercharges root growth with increased available oxygen while maintaining the proper hydration of the stem tissue. During operation, only a few ounces of water is maintained in each chamber, before cycling back through the recollection plumbing to the control module for redistribution."
"This effective method eliminates propagation grow media and improves overall cutting quality with more densely developed fine root hairs. Well established root structures translate to higher quality starts with significantly reduce veg times and less transplant-related shock."
According to Daniel, the HPAC system’s water-efficient, the closed-loop configuration is highly scalable and allows for automation, monitoring and maintenance at one central point, reducing labor and enhancing system reliability. "All HPAC systems include heavy-duty racking, LED lighting, cloning supplies and comprehensive standard operating procedures (SOP) covering aeroponic propagation guidelines and system operation."
As cultivation facilities set out to maximize productivity worldwide, operations continue to turn to hydroponic approaches to accomplish this goal.
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