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.

  • Cost-effective

    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.

  • Water saving

    Recirculation helps in saving 85% more water than open-field agriculture.

  • Independent Setup

    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

The location of the hydroponics project is very important . The land should have proper access to water, electricity , power backup and a connectivity to market. Agriplast do site survey before starting the project and give the insight of project feasibility.
Greenhouse structure of the hydroponic farm provides a protected environment for the crops. Two type of greenhouse is mainly used for hydroponics project . one is Naturally ventilated polyhouse and second is Fan & Pad polyhouse type. We do a complete weather data analysis to select the right Greenhouse structure for the project.
The selection of The growing system depends on the type of crop you want to grow in the farm. NFT system is suitable for Leafy crops like lettuce, kale, Rocket , Spinach and basil for vine crops like tomato and cucumber, the Dutch bucket system or grow bag system is suitable.
A good climate control system is required for automatic operation of greenhouse equipments to get best climate possible for the plants. Climate control system can be selected basic system to IOT system. Agriplast have its own manufacturing of Climate control system and also is the channel partner of PRIVA Holland to provide best system to its client.
Nutrient dosing system is most crucial item in hydroponics farm. As In hydroponics we don’t use soil so Nutrient mixing with water should be accurate and monitored continuously. We are the channel partner with Auto grow New Zealand to provide best dosing system to all our hydroponics farm.
Agriplast gives proper training to each of its client at his own farm to make sure that client ground staff gets proper knowledge and operations of their hydroponic farm and will be able to do, day to day activities at the farm. Our services include complete agronomist support which includes recipe making as well.
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Why Choose Agriplast Hydroponics

Custom System and Consulting

Our Each project is tailored made for customer as per his requirement with best industry practices. We specialize in recirculating, sustainable hydroponic turnkey projects.

Inhouse Manufacturing Facility

We are the only company in India who provides hydroponics and polyhouse structure all together . No third party is involved for structure part. Which ensure all quality work with on time project completion and unmatched service support.

THIRD GENERATION NFT CHANNEL

Compared with round pipe and square pipe, we only need much less water to the vegetables. What's more, water will only flow in Centre part with our channel, while it may go sides with flat bottom channel from other suppliers.

Slope Adjuster table

Uniform slope of the NFT channels is very important in hydroponics as with uniform slope all plants get similar nutrient flow in the roots.
Agriplast tables can be adjusted by simply moving a nobe attached to the tables each column.

Completely Food Grade

Right from NFT channels, Nutrient supply & drain pipe and head unit's fittings are made of uPVC material which is food Grade, heavy metal free.

In house Experts

Agriplast has Inhouse Designers , Structural, Electrical and software engineers and Agronomist with collective 50+ year of experience to ensure the best project execution and unmatched service support to our clients.

BEST AUTOMATION

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.

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