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 […]