Responsive Drip Technique System
Responsive Drip Irrigation is that new method of water delivery to plants. It is the game changer in drip irrigation systems world over. It powers the Responsive Drip Technique, which is one of the seven types of Hydroponics System.To fathom how it does that, it is important to know a little about how roots exudate.
Azolla is a highly productive plant, which exists as both male and female spores. It is found floating on the surface of water by means of numerous small, closely overlapping scale-like leaves, with their roots hanging in the water. It is also found colonizing areas of freshwater and it has a spontaneous growth cycle, most times doubling its biomass every two to three days, based on certain conditions. Each harvest of azolla can yield as much as 8 to 10 tons of fresh matter.
Azolla is very rich in proteins, essential amino acids, vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B12 and beta Carotene. If you are into livestock production, you should buy azolla as it makes for an ideal cheaper feed alternative for pigs, ducks, chickens, cattle, fish, sheep, goats and rabbits.
Biochar is a high performance, carbon-rich organic fertilizer, produced by burning organic biomass a temperature of 300-1000°c.This is done in an environment with either low oxygen or one completely devoid of it (pyrolysis). It could also be produced in an environment with partial absence of oxygen (gasification). Biochar is used as a better alternative to chemical fertilizers for growing all kinds of crops. It is applied by mixing with the choice growth substrate in a suitable proportion, e.g 40%-60% or 30%-70%, with the biochar being the lower component.
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Vertical Grow System
Ever desired to grow what you eat very close to you? Then this Vertical Grow System is just what you need. The availability of space or lack of it need not be a delimiter in the realization of such dreams anymore because it is built to stay on your veranda or balconies with or without a greenhouse.
Easy to Use: Simply immerse the pH meter electrode in the solution to be tested; readings are quickly display on a large LCD display.
Auto Calibrated: Features in-built calibration with two buffer powders (included).Just press a button to finish the calibration. This pH meter is factory calibrated. Users can use it directly.
Fast and Accurate Results: No need to work with those annoying color charts and test strips. Resolution: 0.01 pH, Accuracy: ±0.01 pH
Compact Portable Design: Pocket fitting pH meter that is also lightweight and compact. Fits in your bag or pocket for easy, casual carrying.
Wide Application: Ideal instrument for hydroponics, any aquarium, the fishing industry, swimming pools, spa, school laboratories, food & beverage, drinking water etc.
Plant root systems- their biology, function, and development-, have been relatively mysterious for centuries. Luckily, studies in the recent decades are helping us gain new understanding of how vital, complex, and active life is just below the surface.
Root exudates refer to a broad range of secretions and chemicals that are released into the rhizosphere (root zone).
Exudates perform a number of functions, such as defending against intruding plants, bacteria, insects, and even communicating with symbiotic microbes.
However, one of the most important functions of root exudates are their roles in water and nutrient uptake. As soil becomes wet, soil and water molecules bond. This bond can be broken by gravity, heat/evaporation, and by root exudates which then allow the roots to uptake water and nutrients. This process is dictated by the plant as it responds to numerous factors like temperature, humidity, sunlight, disease, insects, as well as its own growth stage and development.
The next generation of Irrigation
Plants are not simply passive recipients, but are actively seeking to grow, mature, and thrive. GrowStream™ is the world’s first plant-responsive irrigation system.
GrowStream™ plant-responsive tubing is installed near the root zone, where it interacts with the plants’ root exudates.
Upon installation, GrowStream™ mimics wet soil. It holds water and nutrients until root exudates are present. Once exudates “break” the bond, water and nutrients are released through the tube’s micro-porous surface, until the plant is satiated and stops producing exudates. The micro-pores are in their millions and respond by releasing water whenever they get the triggers from the roots.
Responsive Drip Irrigation is the smartest, most water efficient Irrigation System ever made.
Why get this System?
- It is the smartest Hydroponics system in the world
- Grows 120 to 150 heads of plants within a 10 square meter space
- Requires no human intervention as it is self-regulating without electricity
- It delivers exactly what each plant needs, when they need it.
- Significant reduction in plant stress
- Increased plant-performance and 30-60% more yield in fruits and vegetables
- 90-95% savings on both water and nutrients use
- Decreases risk of having diseased plants
- Requires zero soil
Responsive Drip Irrigation is nature powered...
- Uses no valves or wires
- Requires no electronics
- Needs no timer or controller
- Offers no root Intrusion
- Has no emitters that can get clogged
- Simple to design and install
Interaction with the Environment
Responsive Drip Irrigation produces a more eco-friendly environment. It reduces energy use by up to 70% due to its ultra-low pressure requirements, thereby radically decreasing costs and carbon footprint.
The use of Responsive Drip Irrigation in hydroponics also reduces outdoor water use in landscapes and eliminates runoff to create more sustainable cities that restore the environments.