About Ponics

Ponics is an industry term that implies growing plants without the use of soil or soil substrates in the growing of plants. The most common form of ponics is hydroponics wherein a chemical nutrient solution is added to system water as a fertilizer for plants to uptake as essential growth requirements. In an efficient hydroponic system high density growth rates are achieved without the dangers of introducing soil borne pathogens. The downside to hydroponics is that the nutrient solutions are expensive, produce a salt contaminant (now tightly regulated in Europe) and whose results are rather bland, tasteless fruits, vegetables and greens.

Conversely, ponics offering the use of naturally produced fertilizers solves many of the issues associated with standard chemical nutrient solutions.  Ponics is able to use any variety of animal wastes to provide the essential micronutrients required for healthy plant growth and production.  Examples of animal wastes include, but are not limited to, fish (aquaponics), chicken, rabbit, cow and so forth. The waste streams are often flushed or disposed of as “waste”.  MAquaponics makes use of these readily available forms and recirculates them back into practical use.  

The INTAG process differs from traditional dry composting in a very significant way. Dry composting (on land, in compost piles) takes anywhere from 6-9 months to break down waste products into usable fertilizer.  Our process takes approximately 7-10 days enhancing the ability to deliver highly effective nutrients to commercial ponic systems and traditional drip irrigation systems on demand.  Systems can be installed in greenhouses, basements, sheds or anywhere else there is a source of electricity.

Additionally, like all ponic systems, ours recirculates water continuously throughout the system resulting in a significant conservation of water resources compared to traditional soil farming.  The ease of construction and the space saving design make this technology extremely scalable and offers the ability to produce organically grown vegetables in any locale. 

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