SAVING 95% OF WATER COMPARED TO OPEN FIELD FARMING
Green Automation systems enable production in areas of the world where cultivation of fresh leafy vegetables was previously difficult or impossible. Green Automation systems use NFT (nutrient film technique) as the chosen and best hydroponic system (see definition of NFT below). NFT, combined with Green Automation’s propietory gutter and fertigation system, is a superior form of hydroponics in that it supplies water, oxygen, and nutrients in the precise amounts required. The NFT fertigation system continually renews and monitors the growing solution. Use of other types of hydroponic systems may supply these primary components but are unable to maintain them at the levels required for efficient plant growth. Higher yields and higher quality production is realized with Green Automation NFT systems.
Nutrient film technique (NFT) is a hydroponic technique wherein a very shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for plant growth is continuously circulated to the roots of plants in a watertight gutter, also known as channels. Typically the depth of the re-circulating stream is slightly more than a film of water, hence the name “nutrient film” technique. This feature of NFT allows the thick root mat that develops in the bottom of the channel to have its upper surface exposed to suitable levels of humidity, and allows an abundant supply of oxygen to the lower roots. A properly designed NFT system is based on using the correct channel slope, flow rate, and channel length.
UP TO 3000% HIGHER YIELD THAN TRADITIONAL FARMING!
In traditional open field farming yield is typically 8 plants per one square meter per year. In comparison Green Automation NFT systems can grow year around and produce 12-25 crops per year depending on the production variety. Typically this means yields of 500-1500 plants per square meter per year. Additionally, our advanced technology in a controlled environment enables production that is consistent, continual, and predictable every day. Producers can be sure to receive yields as expected and the end products will be safe and grown in an environmentally viable conditions.
CLOSED AND CONTROLLED SYSTEM
Our technology provides an automated and controlled greenhouse system. All of the water used in irrigation is circulated. Therefore there are minimal emissions to environment, up to 95% reduction in water consumption and pesticide use can be greatly reduced or eliminated altogether. Controlled amount of nutrition for plants enables healthier food year-round. All this enables solutions built within municipalities with strict run-off policies or in areas where agricultural production is desired but the water resource is scarce.
LOWER PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS
Our technology makes it possible to bring the production closer to consumers. Reduced need for transportation equals reduced transportation costs – whilst transportation costs may be up to half of the product costs. In addition to lower production costs, our automated technology reduces the need for manual labour
WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD GREEN
Green Automation production systems were developed for greenhouse efficiency purposes. Many of our innovations are patented. Active management and co-owners of the company are the accomplished Finnish engineers behind the original innovations. These entrepreneurs are backed up by the heritage of the biggest greenhouse grower brand in Finland and supported by funding from a well-known fruit wholesaler.
Our growth has been rapid last years. We recently opened an affiliate company to serve the Americas. We are very optimistic about the future and the effect we shall have on the fresh, healthy and environmentally viable food supply chain.