Soilless Farming

Nooitgedacht Fresh Produce at Bredasdorp Park uses soilless and organic farming to produce healthy, nutrient rich vegetables and herbs, on a reduced farm footprint, and in doing so spread awareness of the use of the technology to inspire others. The need for vertical production at Bredasdorp Park stems from a board decision to support food…

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Tunnel irrigation

Tunnel irrigation must be designed, managed, and maintained to provide the right amount of water at the right time for the crop to grow optimally. In most cases micro-irrigation (drippers or micro-sprayers) is used, and modern micro-irrigation has developed from a simple water source management system to a complex, knowledge-intensive management system that manipulates the…

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Why do I need a Greenhouse

The purpose of using greenhouses is to avoid the plant from excessive heat or cold and unwanted pests. Greenhouses are used to grow crops year-round, to increase production capacity, and to overcome seasonality in the production of certain crops. Crops grown in a greenhouse are normally healthy and of a good quality. A greenhouse creates…

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Aquaponics

The integration of aquaculture and the hydroponic cultivation of plants has been examined repeatedly over the past five decades with a wide variety of system designs, plant and aquatic animal species, and experimental protocols. Closed, recirculating systems have generally been identified as the most appropriate aquaculture system types for integration with hydroponics because nutritional and…

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