Aquaponics is a new technological system that combines fish farming with vegetable growing. Fish provide fertilizer for plants and plants purify water for fish. No artificial fertilizers or other agrochemicals are used, and water consumption is only 10% compared to other cultivation methods.
The production is year round and it is completely independent of weather, or climate. The products are very healthy, nutritionally valuable and the yields are incomparable to conventional agriculture.What is the role of the plants?
The plants primarily cleanse the water so it can get back to the fish. The root system of the plants creates a dense network of micro-organisms in the water that efficiently absorbs all the substances necessary for the healthy plant growth. At the same time, they remove nitrogenous substances from the water, which would affect the fish. Growth of the plants is about 30% faster than in ground soil due to sufficiency of nutrients and precisely set conditions. The advantage and proof of the harmlessness of this method of plant growing is the fact that aquaponic solution can not overfill plants, they only take as much as they need.
Fish droppings are is trapped in biological filters and degraded into nutrient for plants by special nitrifying and mineralizing bacteria. This method of producing a fertilizer for plants is an accurate copy of natural processes that are an integral part of the natural nutrient cycle in nature.
Animals have always provided fertilizer to plants, and plants have always served as animal feed. Agriculture nowadays has forgotten this principle and it soon turns out that it was not wise. The difference from artificial fertilizers is mainly in the quantity of micro-elements. While artificial fertilizers are primarily based on NPK, the aquaponic nutrient solution contains more than 50 elements and organic compounds that make up a universal nutrient solution with a rich nutrient range. Plants are then much more vital and nutritionally more valuable.
The greatest advantage of aquaponics is that humanity has discovered it and is beginning to apply it in great measure. The current way we cultivate food for the world's population is totally devastating and unsustainable. Aquaponics can provide enough food to anyone, can be run anywhere, does not pollute the environment, and the yield can be planned according to the consumption. Not only the environment does not deteriorate, it even benefits.
If people consumed fish from aquaponics, they would not have to fish in the wild, where there will be no fish left in a few years anyway. You do not need artificial fertilizers made of oil and other chemicals to produce plants, so you suddenly find that you have a very effective way to grow foods that can be applied anywhere in the world at any scale. Essentially, conventional agriculture can be blamed for all environmental problems, and aquaponics can be the answer to everything. The sooner people understand this the sooner our civilization gets to the next level of development. We are talking about a planet-wide evolution here. This development is unstoppable, no matter who might lobby against it.
The most common reason people choose aquaponics. Compared with food chains, this is absolutely high quality food without chemicals and it is safe for human health. This is the best possible solution to "make" your own food.
Aquaponic system is known for energy saving. Due to minimal system maintenance, energy savings are 70% higher than traditional gardening.
If you do not use the aquaponic system at your home only for your own needs, you can greatly increase your financial income through aquaponics. With increased food and fish production, you can sell surplus production.
Plants have access to nutrients 24 hours a day. This makes them grow much faster. For example, lettuce, which normally grows for 2 months - is grown in 1 month in the aquaponic system.
Due to the possibility of using vertical growing systems for plants, faster growth and year-round operation, Future Farming farms are unmatched by any other agricultural production. The 1000-square-meter farm produces the same amount of fish as 20-hectare of ponds and 10,000-square-meter field of vegetable cultivation. The demand for labor is also much lower.
Workers in Future Farming have a much simpler job. No bent back for weed removal, no chemical spraying, or heavy machinery in fields. Everything is hygienically clean and at your fingertips. Weed has nowhere to grow and fish just have to be checked if they are happy.
The technical solution of the aquaponic farm itself eliminates the need for irrigation or watering. Plants are constantly in contact with the nutrient solution and never suffer from lack of moisture. The water does not soak into the environment or flows away on the surface. There is no risk of erosion or contamination of groundwater, as is the case with conventional agriculture. Our country no longer has to be raped in a cruel way of conventional farming as it is nowadays, and the elements that retain the water in the countryside and return to the soil very important microorganisms and animals that the chemistry and the heavy technique have wiped out from the soil can return and replace the monocultural crops. The retention capacity of the landscape will increase and the terrible desertification of the soil will stop.
Future Farming aquaponic systems produce high quality vegetables and fish rich in nutrients. Thanks to aquaponics we provide excellent food in an integrated, soil-free system. All protocols and all inputs to the system are tested for any contamination. Quality guarantee is the analysis of each harvest, the results of which are part of the product package. The analyzes are provided by the Chemical Technological University and its state-of-the-art equipment. The analyzes are completely independent and their authenticity and results can be verified at any time. Future Farming adds additional specific features to its products to fulfill the philosophy of a revolutionary approach to food production.
For example, all Future Farming products are made from compostable materials. There is no waste that could accumulate in the natural environment. On the contrary, if you throw away the food from the farms of Future Farming into nature, it decomposes and contributes to the nutrient cycle. Another advantage is that the food from Future Farming farms is local. They never travel more than 200 kilometers from the farm. It is the end of the absurd to thousand of kilometers long transportation of food. Doesn't it seem strange that the salad served by your favorite chain store has traveled over the last week more than you in the last year? Another advantage is FAIR PRICE. Future Farming can accurately quantify all the costs of growing its products and tells the customer. Fair Price tells customers absolutely exactly to whom and where their money goes.
Lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, peas, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, salad cucumbers, rucola, chives, beans, cress, leeks, wild garlic, spinach.
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapefruits, melons, peppermint, marjoram, parsley greens, basil, lemon grass, oregano and many others.
Common carp, African sharptooth catfish, Welsa catfish, Nile tilapia, Tench, Grass carp, European eel, Sturgeon, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, Ornamental fish and more.
In Future Farming, we can set the conditions for fish and plant life to the very last detail. From water and air temperature to very detailed and accurate pH rate or oxygen dissolved in water. This allows us to grow almost any freshwater fish and animals and combine them conveniently with vegetables and fruits. We can grow very exotic kinds of vegetables, which must otherwise be imported from half the planet away.
Light gives the plants energy. Our farms use sunlight, which,of course is the best for plants, but we also have artificial lighting in our latitudes, especially in winter. Thanks to advances in LED lighting technology and thanks to the latest research on photosynthesis and chlorophyll, we are now able to design these lights exactly for the needs of each plant. This way, electricity consumption can be optimized and plants get exactly what they need. There have been been many years of research and testing on this matter. The latest studies by Dutch producers of growing lights have shown that a better plant can be grown under artificial lighting than in sunlight. So in this area, we rely on a state-of-the-art technology.
Bacteria play the key role in the nutrient cycle. Just like a man has up to 10kg of bacteria in the intestines in order to efficiently take nutrients from food, the aquaponic system the bacteria transform the fish metabolic waste into nutrients for plants. The first colonies of bacteria live in the fish guts where they process the food. The second colony lives in the biological filters. Both colonies are monitored and supplemented if necessary. The key is the use of special feeds that bacteria are used to, and the whole process then works very efficiently. If bacterial colonies are disturbed, for example, by the use of chemicals or antibiotics, fermentation or decay processes will prevail and the whole aquaponic system will cease to work. Therefore, the use of such substances in aquaponcs is inadmissible. Bacteria are a set of dozens of bacterial species that together does exactly what is needed. In this area, we have invested enormous resources in researching suitable bacteria and it is a crucial part of our know-how. Inappropriate handling of feed and bacteria is the most common reason why aquaponics does not work or collapses.
Each application has its advantages and disadvantages. In the enclosed area, higher yields and year-round operation can be achieved. It is, however, redeemed with higher energy consumption. For outdoor applications, energy consumption is minimal, but it can only be used in season. It also differs in terms of requirements for environmental hygiene and compliance with qualitative requirements. Outdoor applications can never meet the quality standards set for absolute quality food.
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