`A technique of growing plants in nutrient solution”. Hydroponics literally means water-working or water-activation. It is a cultivation technique for growing plants in highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water, rather than soil. The nutrient solution and its management are the cornerstone for a successful hydroponics system. The function of a hydroponics nutrient solution is to supply the plant roots with water, oxygen and essential mineral elements in soluble form. In soil, biological decomposition breaks down...
The controlled composting of organic waste with the Toptex protection fabric leaves odour emissions at bay and increases the quality output significantly. Composting is the conversion of organic wastes into high quality humus. Through systematic controls these materials can be returned to the earth, completing the cycles of nature and improving the soil to which it is applied.
There is a growing demand for more efficient, effective and durable solutions in the Agro industry. For TenCate this is a constant motivation to develop – often in close cooperation with our customers – the best solutions.
TenCate Geotube technology is used for agriculture applications to reduce the waste in lagoons and utilize the contained nutrients for crops. This dewatering technology reduces the lagoon size by 50%, reduces labor and energy for land application by 50-70%, stores contained nutrients until needed for crops, provides higher quality flush water and reduces the odor and insect problems normally encountered. Over time, these solids dry in the dewatering containers, making the contained nutrients easier to transport...
TenCate has a long history in modern agriculture, also in supplying technical textile solutions for livestock and especially the dairy cattle industry.
TenCate products make the difference in various ways. For example, TenCate Nicolon cow mattress covers improve cow comfort which increases milk production and TenCate Nicosil silage covers improve the quality of a farmers fodder.
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The Toptex fabric is a high grade membrane to protect straw, sugar beet and potato harvests from frost and rain, thereby reducing the amount of clinging clay on beets or potatoes and efficiently leading to less cleaning water needed in the process. On top of this, dried harvests offer a higher yield for the farmer and better quality for the consumer.
A secure covering with Toptex protection fabric for wood chips enhanced the storing of wood chips at a dry and cost effective level. An optimum energy yield is achieved when safely improving the storing of the wood chips before taking advantage of their energy characteristics.
Nicolon Ground Cover Fabrics control weeds found in land maintained by professional growers and landscapers. These highly useful fabrics feature woven polypropylene that allows water and nutrients to pass through while preventing roots from implanting into the soil. Available in widths from 3 to 15 feet (0.90 x 4.5m), Nicolon ground cover fabrics can also be utilized in soil separation and barrier fencing applications.
The Toptex protection fabric to safely cover potatoes is closely linked to a higher yield of the potato harvest due to reduced mass and starch losses. Its water shedding quality, which safely protects the potatoes from precipitation, characterizes the Toptex protection fabric for potato piles.
The Toptex protection fabric safely protects the high value of a sugar beet harvest by keeping any negative influence of frost at bay. Toptex fabrics can be easily installed and placed either manually or via dedicated machinery on the sugar beet harvest during the external storage time on the fields.
The main benefits of the Toptex winter protection fabric can therefore be listed as creating barrier against wind chill and UV radiation, thereby nullifying temperature extremes, allowing the exchange of gases, which leaves the plants to breath and thereby avoids plant disorder. Furthermore, the Toptex winter protection fabric provides necessary light absorption while also allowing water absorption: whether laid on the ground or in the tunnel method, precipitation is carried within the fabric.
Nicolon Shade Cloth Fabrics shade horticultural plants grown in commercial nurseries and greenhouses. Manufactured in widths ranging from six to 17 feet (1.80 to 5.20m), Nicolon shade cloth fabrics add beneficial cover for agricultural crops and livestock and can also function as industrial debris nets.
Nicolon Insect Screen Fabrics feature woven polyethylene developed specifically for use in insect screening and bee cage applications. This unique fabric protects against and confines insects. Available with opening size dimensions ranging from 11 to 56 mils (0.3 to 1.4mm) and manufactured in six foot widths (1.8m), Nicolon insect screen fabrics shield against insects in a variety of applications.
TenCate produces and supplies high-grade membranes for the most divers liquid applications. Reliable, tried and tested materials designed to meet today’s needs. Where ever water or other liquids need to be retained, Nicolon membranes offer the simple, most effective solution.
The world’s population consumes an enormous amount of mushrooms each day. To meet this demand, highly efficient and hygienic production methods are required to deliver quality mushrooms on-time. Because of their proven performance and reliability, TenCate materials have become the mushroom and composting industry standard for pulling nets.
For instance, the indoor composting process for mushroom substrate uses a lot of energy. High energy prices have pushed composting companies to look for ways to reduce...
Agro-meteorological application (AgMet) are becoming more and more important. With a rising world population, agricultural production has to become more efficient. Water is precious and scarce, pesticides are expensive and harmful to the environment if they get into the soil.
Prevent birds from eating high value crops
Keep birds away from crude oil ponds and other restricted areas
Prevent birds that cause disease to crops
Detect and track plant disease
Identify wildlife that may consume crops
S4CO2`s Gas inFusion technology extracts CO2, NO2, and SO2 from flue gas and biogas and efficiently mass transfers high concentrations of the extracted CO2 into water. The technology is highly modular, dissolves separated gases into water in a bubbleless fashion, is energy efficient, and operates at ambient pressures. Uses include proven rapid acceleration of algae growth for third generation biofuels production, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, animal / aqua feed, mineralization and separation into clean commercia...