Hydroponics

We independently provide hydroponic consulting, advice and education for small commercial and protected cropping growers.

Why Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a vertical shelf structure that grows shallow root agricultural products using only water and added nutrients, without the need for planting in soil. Nutrient and water delivery is automated with a timer setting for pumping through pipes within the vertical structure if one needs to increase efficiency. 

For this, Lines has developed various drainage collection systems for hydroponic agriculture that improve crop yield and the quality of obtained yields. With our gutters, we solve various problems that can occur within a hydroponic greenhouse such as unwanted puddling under the cultivation bags, proliferation and transmission of diseases or insufficient root development leading to a decrease in both the quality and quantity of yields.

Hydroponic farming enables a 400% yield increase over traditional farming, as well as year-round cultivation, 60% less water consumption, up to half the time to harvest, 80% labor-saving with no land preparation and no weeding, and pesticide-free and water pollutant-free production, Hydroponics Has the Following Advantages:

  • Up to 90% more efficient use of water.
  • Production increases 3 to 10 times in the same amount of space.
  • Many crops can be produced twice as fast in a well managed hydroponic system.
  • Decreasing the time between harvest and consumption increases the nutritional value of the end product.
  • Indoor farming in a climate controlled environment means farms can exist in places where weather and soil conditions are not favorable for traditional food production.
  • No chemical weed or pest control products are needed when operating a hydroponic system.

Hydroponic Consulting Services

Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without soil, by means of technological systems that feed nutrients and water to the roots and are usually accompanied by other technologies that control the temperature and humidity of the environment surrounding the plants in a greenhouse. By controlling nutrients and water you have control the health and – more importantly – yield of your plant. If you control the temperature and humidity of the environment, then despite what Mother Nature intends on doing, you will have the power to create any crop you choose at any given time.

Lines provides consulting-services and information for any type of hydroponic system. Furthermore, we give advice on how to setup and run commercial hydroponics systems. Our consultants have more than 12 years of cumulative experience. Our consulting services are related but not limited to the following:

  • Proposal evaluations.
  • Planning.
  • Pricing & budgeting.
  • Cash flow projections.
  • Business plans.
  • Marketing studies.
  • Site inspections.
  • Price quotations & Bids.
  • Design of hydroponic systems.
  • Assist in supervision of greenhouse construction.
  • Supervision of installation of Hydroponic systems.
  • Crop scheduling.
  • Crop nutrition, formulations.
  • Varietal trials.
  • Plant training techniques.
  • Training of personnel & supervision of staff.
  • Supervision of greenhouse & Hydroponic operations.
  • Budgeting of operations & expansion plans.
Electronics Consulting 

Choosing the right components – like pumps, dosers, and heaters – for your climate and crops can be difficult. That’s why we have a service to help you source your electronics and integrate them into your growing system.

Hydroponic Lighting Consulting

Lines hydroponic lighting systems have been designed around what plants need. In our Research & Development greenhouse, we discovered that crops need even lighting at specific times to optimize taste, color and uniformity. We can help you design and source any of your hydroponic system lighting needs. We have been working with many different lighting manufacturers during the past 12 years and have the knowledge and expertise to help you ‘grow’.

Greenhouse Consulting

We design and build reliable hydroponic systems that last decades. By using our Greenhouse Consulting Service you will get connected with our favorite greenhouse manufacturers and distributors in the business. With our combined expertise you will have a greenhouse that will withstand the tests of time and nature.

Refrigeration Consulting

Ensure that your produce stays fresh until market day by adding refrigeration equipment to your greenhouse. Tell our expert about your system and they will team up with our favorite industry partners to get you exactly what you need.

Food Safety Consulting

Many produce buyers require their farms to comply with the Food Safety Modernization. Our systems do not use pesticides, herbicides, or manure, so Food Safety Plan is simple. we’ll be sure you’re ready for the certification process.

Hydroponic System Setup Service

Save time, money, and stress by having an system expert visit your greenhouse to help you set up and install your new hydroponics system.

Custom Nutrient Formulation

Be certain you are feeding your crops exactly what they need, when they need it. Choose our service to gain an understanding of how your nutrient and additive solutions and schedules affect your crop cycles. With the help of over 12 years of combined expertise we can optimize your harvests.

Feasibility and Technical Studies

The right choice of greenhouse construction, technical solutions and cultivation system is the key factor for a successful investment in greenhouses.

Lines performs Business Plans and Feasibility, Technical and Marketing studies, in order to maximize the profitability of the investment. Which type of the greenhouse, which technical solution, and which subsystems, are only few questions must and can be answered before and investment realization. We are able to provide these answers by performing calculations considering the greenhouse systems, the local weather conditions and market prices.

For calculations, we consider technical characteristics of the greenhouse and its subsystems, crop development and financial data. We can calculate almost all parameters relating to:

  • Crop development and expected production.
  • Consumption of heat and electricity.
  • Consumption of water.
  • The effect of different systems (heating, cooling, screens, CO2, control set points, etc.) to greenhouse environment and crop development.
  • The effect of different covering materials and ventilation openings.
  • The cost and return of the investment

Working Process

Starting a garden is one of the most rewarding things one can do. Whether you’re planting fragrant florals or starting a vegetable garden, anyone can benefit from getting their hands a little dirty. But it can be difficult to know where to start. Our steps ease you into gardening and reward you for your efforts with beautiful visuals.

  • 1. Consultation
  • 2. Design & Work
  • 3. Operation

Do you want to plant a vegetable garden? An herb garden? A flower garden? If you choose vegetables and/or herbs for their contributions to your dinner table, identify which ones your family will eat or is willing to try. If you want flowers for their flair, color, and fragrance, decide whether you want annuals that bloom most of the summer but need to be replanted each spring or perennials that have a shorter bloom time but return year after year.

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