Saving water with Hydroponics cultivation systems
When using land based cultivation techniques, the production amount and product quality strongly depends on climate zones and the quality of the soil. Furthermore, this type of cultivation exhausts the soil and emission of unwanted substances to underground and surface water takes place. Hydroponics offers a solution for this.
However, clean water is becoming scarce all over the world. When introducing new cultivation systems it is therefore necessary to strongly confine emission and realize a reduction in use of water. On top of this, work efficiency, better product quality and new market opportunities are of importance.
At Botman Hydroponics the plants placed in crop holders on plastic floats, in a pond filled with nutrient rich water. The plants are placed in tailor-made designed plastic crop holders. By using a smart floater design, a strict separation is being created between clean rainwater and water from the pond with a nutrient substance. The clean rainwater is being collected separately and can be used during cultivation or elsewhere within the company. The emission of nutrients to underground or surface water is completely prevented in this system. The systems realizes significant water savings compared to land based cultivation.
Usable for both outside cultivation as well as cultivation under glass
- Collection and drainage of rainwater, also at large surfaces
- Cleaning of floaters and crop holders to prevent the creation of mould and bacteria is very well possible
- Prevents problems with Microdochium panattonianum
- By using a smart floater design, a better interaction between water temperature and micro climate surrounding the plant. Therefore, the plant grows significantly better.
Botman Hydroponics is led by Jan Botman. It is his ambition to realise maximum efficiency in cultivation on water with minimal investment. The crop must be sustainable, meet all the requirements regarding food safety, and the system should be automated best as possible.