Innovation in agriculture has been on the increase a dire need in the face of growing threat from global climate changes to the environment with the consequent scarcity of food stock for the burgeoning world population. Studpac has been at the forefront of meeting this challenge and has a world class established aquaponics and hydroponic containers system in the UAE. Studpac is an energetic company with the latest generation IV hydroponic container system based farming repurposed from shipping containers for fresh vegetable and fish farming.
Apart from increasing the quality and yield of produce, hydroponics farm greenhouses are more efficient in water conservation which is a big plus for the UAE and region and also gives a much larger growing season. Apart from increasing the rich availability of farm produce in the region the adaptation to hydrophobic container system has increased manifold from 2009 to 2017.
Aquaculture essentially means raising Fish in Water and hydroponic means raising vegetables in water. So Aquaponics combines these two to create an Aquaponics Farming System. Hydroponics by itself requires expensive nutrients for growing and feeding the plants which can be produced from the re-circulating excess nutrients aquaculture from the fish and aquatic waste disposal. Thus this re-circulating aquaculture and the hydroponic system make a sustainable efficient system.
The system works as follows: Water is pumped up from the fish tank into the grow bed. The water trickles down through the media, past the roots of the leafy plants before draining back into the fish tanks. The plants feed on the extracted nutrients they require to grow and also cleaning the water of the fish to grow. The bacteria in the grow beds comprise gravel, clay pebbles and forms on floating rafts on the water surface.
There are a number of Different systems from Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) to large organic Farms to portable Hydroponic containers system, which are housed inside an insulated shipping container and includes everything needed to grow fresh produce, giving Studpac customers the flexibility of location. It uses and aquaponics enriched water supply for the farming of vegetables like lettuce, etc.
Containers System are portable and can be located close to the consumers and also give the experience of growing on site round the year eliminating the long supply chain. It gives virtually from “farm to the Table” experience and one of the most prolific and fastest growing presences in the hydroponic and Aquaponic container business are Studpac.