Food security under control

Microbe monitoring and management for crop health and food safety


What We Do

We provide microbial surveillance for controlled environment agriculture, such as greenhouses and indoor farms.

We use DNA sequence information to read the microbial fingerprints and relate them to system operation and crop production.

We develop microbial inoculants and conditioners for keeping hydroponic systems healthy.

Check out why the microbiome matters

Microbiome Project

Our OMAFRA– and NRC– funded projects aim to explore the microbiome of greenhouse vegetable and commercial cannabis production, and how it can be harnessed for production benefits, including product yield, quality and control of disease-causing microbes. We are looking for Ontario greenhouse, indoor farm and commercial cannabis operators who would be interested in participating. This would entail our research staff coming on site up to four times to collect samples from nutrient solution and root zone for microbiome analysis. Data will be shared and reviewed with the growers. If you are interested, or still have questions, please let us know here.

This is a Metagenom project

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Our Project in Numbers


Grower partners

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Samples analyzed

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Processes developed

Why Work With Us?

We provide a new way of looking at the health of your production system.

  • Sustainable
  • Safe
  • Delicious
Healthy Hydroponics is funded by the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year federal-provincial-territorial initiative. We thank them for their support.
We are grateful for support from the NRC-IRAP program.

In partnership with OGVG
In partnership with International Phytobiomes Alliance