WHY HYDROPONICS?

effective plant cultivation

The reason why the field is turning to the soil less way of growing plants comes down to its effectiveness. Hydroponics is the right choice whenever we require fast, high-yielding year round production with constant quality. Let’s have a look at what allows hydroponics to provide significantly higher yields compared to traditional ways of farming.

growing plants without soil

hydroponic substrate

In the core of hydroponics lies the hydroponic substrate, which replaces soil used in traditional farming. There are a multitude of various substrates, which all share common properties – made of light, porous material capable of retaining the right amount of water. Additionally, the substrates need to be inert so they would not change the properties of the nutrient solution.

hydroponic fertilizer

Whereas soil inherently contains nutrients, when it comes to hydroponic substrates the nutrients need to be supplemented as the substrate itself does not contain any. Using custom made nutrient solutions developed in collaboration with producers of ferilizers we can find the right fit for any plant at any stage of growth.

cooperation with manufacturers

High-quality hydroponic fertilizers are produced in an environment friendly way. Our main partner is Netherlands-based company PLAGRON, one of the largest producers of hydroponic fertilizers.

hydroponic vs traditional

V tradičním zemědělství hnojíme pomocí (rozpuštěných) práškových solí, jakousi surovinou pro rostliny, k jejichž vstřebání rostlinou dojde až po rozložení solí působením mikroorganismů. Živiny v hydroponii jsou dopravovány přímo ke kořenům a rostliny je vstřebají okamžitě.

possibilities of DFT

There are multiple ways of distributing the nutrient solution across the surface of the vertical farm. One of the most common techniques is NFT – Nutrient Film Technique. Through testing in our systems we have determined that an alternative method – Deep Flow Technique yields better results.

multicomponent fertilizers

To prevent individual components cross-reacting with each other fertilizers are typically supplied as multicomponent solutions – commonly made of two or more separate parts. This then requires a controlling unit, which assures accurate dosing of the individual components.

component A

component B

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plastics in hydroponics

Not all types of plastics are suitable for the use in hydroponics. We only use materials with high UV and chemical stability in order to prevent leaching of microplastics into the systmes and degradation of the solution piping.

POLYPROPYLENE - PP

POLYPROPYLENE RANDOM - PPR

POLYETHYLENE - HDPE

OXYGEN IN HYDROPONICS

Last but not least – the system needs adequate supply of oxygen. The main goal of hydroponic growing is the maximal aeration of the root system. Oxygen plays a crucial role in all essential processes that take place in the system. Where there is no oxygen there is no life.