Phytoponics designs and manufactures hydroponic growing systems which utilize deep water culture, meaning plant roots are fully submerged.
Phytoponics designs and manufactures deep water culture hydroponic systems. Deep water culture refers to a method of growing where plant roots are fully submerged in oxygenated water with no soil or substrate. The hydroponic systems are designed for commercial producer growers, and specifically for nutrient intensive vine crops, soft or exotic fruits, and high value crops such as medical grade cannabis. The root zone of the crops can be monitored to ensure the correct oxygen and nutrient levels. The materials used in the system are all multi-use and recyclable.
The company is based in the United Kingdom but is partnered with companies in other European countries.
There are many companies that design hydroponic systems for commercial growers in Europe, such as GrowPonics.
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Commercial high-value produce growers
Phytoponic systems are currently manufactured in an R&D facility in the Stockbridge Technology Centre in Yorkshire, England.
The type of hydroponic system used (Nutrient Film Technique, Deep Water Culture, Wick System, Ebb & Flow/Flood & Drain System, Drip Hydroponics, Aeroponics or other)
The growing area or number of plants the system can withhold
How are the plants are arranged? (Vertical, Horizontal, or Custom)
The types of plants that the system is designed for (plant groups or specific crops)
The energy source of the water pump or manual irrigation (power source type or manual)
Some hydroponics systems include water filters, some require the user to periodically drain and refill the water. Is there a filtration system included? (Yes/No)
Does the the system come with an aerator which pumps oxygen into the tank? (Yes/No)
Indoor hydroponics systems make use of lights (Yes/No)
Water flow rate required for irrigation through the pump (liters/min or Not required)
Type of digital monitoring systems that may or may not connect to a smartphone app that monitor such things as nutrient levels, water temperature, etc. (Automated or Manual)
Phytoponic systems are hydroponic growing systems that utilize deep water culture, meaning the roots of a plant are fully submerged in water without the use of any soil or substrate. Each Phytoponic system is specially designed for each client. The plant roots are submerged in a homogenous nutrient solution which can be controlled by the user to ensure the correct nutrients, pH, oxygen aeration, and temperature for the plant. These controls allow the user to introduce certain stressors to the plant to influence crop physiological traits.
Product Schematics provided by manufacturer
Technical Support is provided by the manufacturer.
The grow system is specially designed to suit the needs of the user.
The manufacturer specifies their hydroponic systems are specifically designed for nutrient-intensive vine crops, soft/exotic fruits, and high-value crops. They also specify that their systems enhance the yield and quality of the produce grown in their systems and that their product is more eco-friendly than hydroponic systems that use substrate.
Testing performed by the manufacturer in conjunction with the European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), the University of Bath, and the University of Bristol found that the company’s Hydrosac system allows for the infiltration and mixing of nutrients using inlet flow and bubble mixing.
Testing performed by the manufacturer in conjunction with the European Study Group with Industry (ESGI), the University of Bath, and the University of Bristol
No known safety hazards are related to this product.
A power source and fertilizers are required to use this product.
Dixon, A., 2018, Optimisation of Fluid Mixing in a Hydrosac© Growing Module, ESGI 138, England.
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The manufacturer tests their product for the infiltration and mixing of nutrients in the hydroponic solution.
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