Deep Water Culture – Our System and Innovative Approach
Phytoponics has taken an ancient hydroponic method and we have adapted and evolved it for use at scale by designing a range of Deep Water Culture (DWC) growing modules containing nutrient solutions which are kept oxygenated by built in aerators.
Plants are located in the growing module and the roots of the plant are suspended in the water which has the crop specific nutrient recipe and the correct amount of dissolved oxygen.
The growing modules are serviced by a computerised nutrient control system that maintains the nutrient and pH at optimum levels whilst also irrigating the rootzone of the plants according to a carefully designed inlet and drain duty cycles.
Deep Water Culture Hydroponics for Dometica Tomatoes, Stockbridge Technology Centre 2019
Phytoponics DWC Systems are specifically designed for soilless, substrate-less growing of nutrient intensive vine crops, soft / exotic fruits and high value crops such as medical grade cannabis.