South Africa depends on the agriculture sector as the largest producer of food and driver of economic growth; however, it is also the largest user of our scarce water resources. The use of NFT Hydroponic Growing Systems is fast-growing in agriculture as the best way to overcome critical food and water shortages by offering a quicker, healthier, more sustainable method of food production.
NFT Hydroponics (loosely translated as “working-water”) is a method of growing produce using a flow of mineral nutrient water solutions instead of soil. The soilless nature of the system means that high-quality crops can be grown in any climate and in shorter times, providing a more reliable, predictable, eco-friendly and safe alternative to traditional crop systems.Growing hydroponically offers significant advantages, both for the environment and for farmers as well as for consumers:
Marley manufactures a range of UV stabilised, food graded PVC pressure pipes ideally suited to hydroponic growing applications, backed by a range of complementary fittings to complete the system.
Pipe Specification: 100mm (w) x 50mm (h)