The Growth Revolution | Orange Plug

HollandPlug develop products for the horticulture market, the traditional soil cultivation and for the emerging hydroponic farming. Their Orange Plug plant plug is characterized by its use of Jute and patented water storage flakes of which the combination enables optimized moisture and air balance in the plug. It has a unique feature to take up moisture and […]

Agritechture – Combining Urban Agriculture and Architecture in our Cities.

We need to find new solutions in how we can grow food in a more sustainable way.  A unique way of combining urban agriculture, innovative technical solutions, and architecture to meet the demand for efficient food production within our cities.  A viable solution for sustainable urban food production must produce a maximum volume of food on […]

Affordable Hydroponic Greenhouse Custom set-up for client

NFT Hydro was approached to custom design the hydroponic layout for the clients’ greenhouses, to fall within budget & stipulated tender requirements.  The brief was to optimize the yield & production for growing leafy greens & vine crops in multiple 12 x 4-meter greenhouses. To ensure what we suggest is a feasable & workable design […]

Lettuce Farming: Comparison of water use

Agriculture is the largest consumer of freshwater by far and accounts for 70% of freshwater withdrawals from rivers, lakes and aquifers – up to more than 90% in some developing countries. Rainfed agriculture covers 80% of the world’s cultivated land, and is responsible for about 60% of crop production. Today, irrigated agriculture covers 275 million hectares […]

Ten main reasons for hydroponic greenhouse failures

At the recent aquaponics & smart greenhouse technologies conference, Prof.Gert Venter, a professional in the fields of Hydroponics and Greenhouse Technology (HGT) on a global scale, discussed the key reasons for greenhouse project failures. We GROW with our clients to ensure they become successful growers. 1. Weak or non-existent Business Plan 2. Lack of expertise & […]

Greenhouse Smart Technology Conference | 10 -11 April 2019

Come and join us in Stellenbosch, where NFT Hydro will chair Day 1,  of the Aquaponics & Greenhouse Smart Technology Conference & discuss Commercial Urban Farming & Greenhouse Equipment and Technologies. Hydroponic Equipment This 2-day Symposium will delve on AgTech, Vermiculture, Aquaponics and Greenhouse Technologies. It will also look into the design and construction of Hydroponic Greenhouses. […]

Growing in a container

Come GROW indoors with us If you are a soil farmer, but can only farm outdoors during certain growing seasons, a container farm would allow growing 365 days, which would add additional income to your farm. A farmer, who adds a container, can avoid unexpected frosts, droughts, or even hurricanes. With a controlled environment, there would be […]

Fresh Produce Supplier Agreements

There is a significant shift towards fresh produce, with every corporate retailer having “best in fresh” in its strategy. As a result, the demand for Hydroponic produce is ever increasing as it has a longer shelf-life, delicious in taste and chefs around the world are enthusiastically incorporating hydroponic greens into their menus. For retailers going into Africa, the focus on […]