What is Dutch Bucket Hydroponics?
A Dutch bucket, or Bato bucket, is a hydroponic system in which two or more growing containers are connected to the same irrigation and drainage lines. This is an incredibly water- and nutrient-efficient method, ideal for growing heavy-feeding and vining plants like tomatoes, peppers, peppers and eggplants.
A Dutch bucket, the Bato bucket is perhaps the most commonly used container for holding plants in a hydrponic growing system. Bato buckets can be connected easily, allowing hydroponic systems to be scaled to virtually any size needed. At first glance, the Bato bucket looks like nothing more than a square conventional planter. However, appearances are deceptive. These buckets are used for both hydroponics and aquaponics, and feature the ability to use a single watering line and a single drainage line for multiple media beds when lined up together. Hydroponics rely on the use of growing mediums to ensure that plants have a place to anchor, and benefit from stability. While larger media beds can be used, they are not always ideal. The Bato bucket system provides a solution that offers scalability, combined with a small form factor.
How it is different from other systems?
Bato buckets can be used to grow virtually any plant type, they are especially useful for vining crops like tomatoes and cucumbers, as well as for growing larger plants. It’s also interesting to note that vining plants can be trained upward, as well as horizontally, to create living walls of plants that are easy to monitor and, after fruiting, easy to harvest.
Unlike other hydroponic systems, each Bato bucket acts as both a host for a media bed, as well as the water and nutrient solution required for plant growth. The buckets are connected in series, and use the same water line, and the same drainage line. They can be set either on a bench or table, or directly on the floor if necessary. When connected in series, they should be staggered, with each alternating bucket’s drain port facing inward to ensure that a central drain line can serve all buckets in the series.
Why Hydroponic is the future of farming?
Advantages Dutch bucket Hydroponics
Simple and scalable
One can go from 50 buckets to 500 buckets in a matter of a few days.
One time set-up cost gives the ability to crops for the next 8-10 years. Setup are robust and reliable for long-term investment.
Recirculation helps in saving 85% more water than open-field agriculture.
Each plant grows in its separate bucket. Easier to quarantine a diseased plant and control the spread of disease without affecting the entire system.
Multiple varieties of crop
One system provides the ability to grow multiple varieties of crop
What to Expect
OF COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE
Agriplast Advisory Service
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Why Choose Agriplast Hydroponics
We provide best automation system in the industry to our all-hydroponics project.
Our automation system monitor and control all important parameters of the hydroponics set up. Using the IOT technology complete system can be accessed via Computer , tablet or smartphone.
We are the channel partner with Industry auto grow New Zealand for hydroponics set up automation System.
EBB & FLOW NURSERY
Agriplast uses ebb and flow technology for the nursery of the plants. Ebb and flow gives best results as each net pot get same uniform water and nutrient.
After certain weeks Net pot directly can be shifted from Ebb and Flow to NFT system and ready for next lot.
Ebb and flow has separate circulation pumps and tank than NFT system which makes nutrient management easy and efficient.
Training and Support
Agriplast has Inhouse subject experts in all the aspects of Greenhouse and Hydroponics who leads our project team in PAN India and more than 15 countries.
Agriplast give complete training of hydroponics onsite to each of its project which ensure that every ground staff get the understanding of complete system.
Complete support right from seed selection till harvest is provided to ensure the project success.