This hydroponic tour and training will take place at one of Kenya’s most specialized hydroponic farm, undertaking farming of various food crops and fruits.

Hydroponic is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Terrestrial plants may be grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.

The hydroponic tour is organized by Farmers Trend in collaboration with Oxfarm Organic KE. We are dedicated in promoting agri-tourism in Kenya, showcasing the success of this modern farms that started from a humble background.

Contact us for details, bookings and any clarification
John Kiruthi: 0790-509684
David Gitonga: 0722-481838

Charges per head 4,000/= inclusive of transport from Nairobi, writing materials and meals

WHAT THE LESSONS WILL ENTAIL

Meaning of hydroponic

Importance/advantages of hydroponic over soil culture

Introduction to the different Hydroponic Systems which include:

  1. Hydroponic Fodder System
  2. A-Vertical System
  3. Deep Water Culture System (Floating Raft System)
  4. Trough (Media Based) System
  5. Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) System
  6. Strawberry Towers

Fodder System

  1. Procedure of Growing Hydroponic Fodder
  2. Feeding Ratios to different Livestock
  3. Structural Considerations

Deep Water Culture System

  1. Materials Consideration
  2. Crops Suitable for the system
  3. Nutrient Solution Management
  4. Spacing Versus Crop Production

A-Vertical System

  1. Advantages + Challenges
  2. Crops Suitable for the system
  3. Nutrient Solution Management

Trough System

  1. Structural Consideration
  2. Crops Suitable for the system
  3. Nutrient Solution Formulation
  4. Drip System Maintenance
  5. Temperature + Humidity Levels

NFT System

  1. Structural Consideration
  2. Crops Suitable for the system
  3. Nutrient Solution Formulation
  4. Temperature Levels
  5. pH and Ec Levels
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 Strawberry Towers

  1. Structural Consideration
  2. Nutrient Solution Fertigation Schedule
  3. Temperature Levels
  4. pH and Ec Levels

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