In the ever-evolving landscape of medicinal cannabis cultivation, Bassani Medical stands out as a pioneer committed to sustainability and cutting-edge technology. At the forefront of our environmentally conscious practices is the implementation of advanced aeroponics systems, revolutionising how medicinal cannabis is grown. In this article, we delve into the remarkable features of the aeroponics technology used by Bassani Medical and explore how it contributes to a sustainable approach to cultivation.
Water Efficiency: A Crucial Factor in Aeroponics
Water scarcity is a global concern, and agriculture is a major consumer of this precious resource. Traditional cannabis cultivation methods can be water-intensive, especially in regions where water is already limited. A cannabis plant, for instance, consumes a substantial 28 litres of water per day throughout its lifespan. In rural areas of South Africa, studies estimate that cannabis cultivation may divert significant amounts of water from surface water sources, impacting local ecosystems.
Bassani Medical addresses this issue head-on by investing significantly in aeroponics systems designed to recycle water continuously. Aeroponics, an advanced form of hydroponics, suspends plants in the air, misting their roots with water from a timed sprinkler system connected to a nutrient reservoir. This method not only uses less water overall but also allows for higher concentrations of nutrients with minimal liquid. Excess water, not absorbed by the roots, is efficiently drained back into the nutrient tank, contributing to a closed-loop water system.
The advantages of aeroponics extend beyond water efficiency. With roots exposed to more oxygen, plants absorb nutrients more effectively, resulting in faster, healthier, and larger growth. The absence of soil minimises the risk of diseases, making aeroponics an ideal choice for medical cannabis cultivation.
One of the main advantages of choosing an aeroponics system is that you can quickly grow plants. With air as the medium, roots have greater access to growth-stimulating oxygen than other systems provide. Additionally, by growing plants in air, there’s nothing inhibiting a plant’s expansion so they don’t need to use up any energy struggling to push their roots through a physical medium.
Sustainable Energy Solutions: Illuminating the “Rolls Royce” of Aeroponics Growing Systems
Bassani Medical takes sustainability to new heights with its choice of the Aeroponics Indoor System, often dubbed the “Rolls Royce” of grow systems. This system requires a higher initial investment and highly trained personnel committed to environmental sustainability.
The efficiency of the Aeroponics Indoor System is not limited to water use; it extends to energy consumption as well. The system incorporates LED lights, which outperform conventional lights by converting energy into usable light at a rate 40-60% higher. LED lights also emit minimal heat, reducing the need for air-conditioning and further cutting energy costs.
Unlike traditional lights that emit wavelengths that can be detrimental to plant development, Bassani’s LED grow lights are carefully calibrated to provide optimal conditions. This not only accelerates the growth process but also ensures consistent quality year-round. The absence of toxic gases or substances in LED lights makes them eco-friendly and recyclable, aligning with Bassani Medical’s commitment to sustainable practices.
Bassani Medical’s investment in aeroponics technology and sustainable energy solutions showcases a forward-thinking approach to medicinal cannabis cultivation. By embracing innovation, the company not only maximises crop yield but also minimises its environmental footprint, setting a new standard for responsible and efficient cannabis cultivation in the medical field.
The information presented in this blog post is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider before using THC or CBD for medical purposes.