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 […]

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. […]

Commercial Hydroponics

In a 10 x 30m greenhouse, growing herbs & lettuce you will harvest 4320 plants every 2-3-4 weeks with a potential of 26 harvests a year. We design greenhouse layouts for all our customers to optimize the growing space and ensure maximum yield & production. What will you GROW?  Contact us: info@nfthydro.co.za    

Hydroponics in Namibia

With an average of 300 days of sunshine annually Namibia is one of the sunniest countries in worldwide. It is therefore understandable that people of Namibia are turning towards Hydroponics to provide fresh produce in a country that this is very hard to obtain. Only growing her 2nd crop, (see photo) but our young grower Larissa is making […]

Hydroponics system grows crops with 90% less water

Save water with our Hydroponic Systems As climate change begins to pose new challenges for conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming is fast gaining popularity in Africa & South Africa. One of the most important advantages of Hydroponic culture inside the Greenhouse is the possibility to save water with the irrigation system. Up to 90% of water is saved in […]

The easiest crop to GROW hydroponically

Basil thrives very well in our NFT systems, and it is indeed among the most grown herbs in Hydroponics. Once this plant reaches the mature stage, you harvest and trim it weekly.  Once basil flowers, its leaves lose their flavor, but regularly cropping it can prevent flowering and provide a fresh harvest of the foliage. Cropping the plant also keeps it compact and encourages […]