4 x12m Hydroponic Tunnel Project

Come grow with NFT Hydro 

This 4 x 12m Tunnel project will be rolled out & duplicated across South Africa offering a yield & production of 580 plants every 2 -3-4 weeks depending on the skill of the growers.

The 4 x 12 tunnel is designed to grow a combination of leafy greens & herbs or microgreens, that can be harvest within the first 8 days of starting out as well as larger Vine Crops like tomatoes, cucumbers & peppers all grown on our uniquely designed and South African manufactured NFT Hydro products.

Hobby scaling to commercial inter-connectable frames makes this affordable set-up possible.

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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 holds it available for the roots of the plant when needed.

NFT Hydro has done trials and experienced accelerated cultivation and growth from the start of sowing rocket & spinach seeds.

Less water and fertilizers, better growth!

Order your sample tray now or place a bulk order for import

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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 a minimum land area whilst using minimal resources and generating minimum waste.

Container Farming is an easy starting point. As we have recently learned that retailer Ikea is now preparing to harvest its first hydroponically crop of lettuce from containers and eventually serve them to customers at two of its in-store restaurants in Sweden.  As do many of our clients grow indoors and in containers.

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source: plantagon international 

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 solution for the client, we simulated the setup at our NFT Hydro Warehouses.

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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 – about 20% of cultivated land – and accounts for 40% of global food production.

We have to start thinking differently in the way we produce our food & soilless farming is the answer we should seek. In California, it takes 25 liters /6.52 gallons of water to grow a lettuce plant to harvest in soil, in Arizona its an astonishing 95 liters / 25.08 gallons per lettuce plant and for lettuce grown hydroponically at green Spirit Farms – just 1.135  liters /0.30 gallons per plant. Invest wisely!

The future of farming is soiless

Source: World Water Assessment Programme (UNESCO WWAP) & Youtube – Green Spirit Farms  

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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 & training
3. Poor Management
4. Over capitalization
5. Lack of commitment
6. Insufficient Capital
7. No market research
8. Improper market and production timing
9. Poor pest and disease control
10. Other commitments

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Reference: Prof. Gert Venter 

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.

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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 a stable income. There is always some part of the farm that is unproductive, but with a container, that land can be used for additional farming.

A container allows for a wider product line throughout the year adding to the farm’s revenue and keeping employees that would normally be released during the offseason.

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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 local sourcing and supply is massive. This largely boils down to the efficiency and cost of it, but also the part it plays in forging relationships with the regional government and local businesses.

NFT Hydro is now able to connect our clients, that grow on our NFT Systems to the purveyors of fresh produce in Africa & South Africa. 

Want to GROW commercially?

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