The Oregon Biofarm – Ready to harvest first plant crop and start selling liquid fertilizer!

Within 30 days of turning on the Biofarm pumps, our Oregon Biofarm client is enjoying an abundance growth with rows of lettuces, peas, chard and cabbages, wheat grass and microgreens. Likewise tomato seedlings and peppers were planted and are performing very well. This is pretty extraordinary as it demonstrates the success of utilizing nothing more than extracts from dehydrated biomasses as a source of organic nutrients. This is a unique process developed at Bioponica. It eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers or expensive liquid fertilizers. And it eliminates the dependency on fish and fish waste as a source of fertilizer. Duckweed was also started on two of the 40′ Biogarden deep water beds. Soon it will out compete algae for sunlight and provide feed for fish raised in the 20′ Biogarden tanks.

Within 30 days of turning on the Biofarm pumps, our Oregon Biofarm client is enjoying an abundance growth with rows of lettuces, peas, chard and cabbages, wheat grass and microgreens. Likewise tomato seedlings and peppers were planted and are performing very well. This is pretty extraordinary as it demonstrates the success of utilizing nothing more than extracts from dehydrated biomasses as a source of organic nutrients. This is a unique process developed at Bioponica. It eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers or expensive liquid fertilizers. And it eliminates the dependency on fish and fish waste as a source of fertilizer. Duckweed was also started on two of the 40′ Biogarden deep water beds. Soon it will out compete algae for sunlight and provide feed for fish raised in the 20′ Biogarden tanks.

The Oregon Biofarm operates by a method of ‘bioponics’ (organic hydroponics) pioneered at Bioponicda. It is scalable to commercial farms and ideally suited for growing plants in soilless Biogarden grow systems. The nutrients, in dry form, are supplied by Bioponica, and consist of blends of biomass including protein rich and mineral rich organic matter. The blend used here is our Green Up- Primordial Soup – Nutricyler Mix. It is high in nitrogen providing biomasses ranging from pea powders to alfalfa, wood ash, spent brewers grains and coffee grounds, plus many other forms of abundantly available bi-products and discards that have been dehydrated and blended with microbes to support our process of ‘nutricycling.’

The Biofarm utilizes a 20′ two level Biogarden to produce liquid fertilizer. The nutrients are gravity fed to an 1100 gallon underground storage tank that sits adjacent to three other tanks. One contains water and two others contain a mix of the liquid fertilizer and water. The tanks with blends of water and organic liquid fertilizer support the deep water culture beds – 4 x 40′ length Biogardens. These operate in an ebb and flow manner with water filling and draining on an automated timer. Concentrated liquid fertilizer and water from the underground tanks are transferred directly to the mixed tanks or to the 20′ Biogarden beds which utilize aggregate and contain their own dual sets of 200 gallon tanks.

The use of below grade storage tanks is a new configuration for Bioponica that serves the purpose of allowing for gravity flow from the Nutricycler to the underground nutrient tank, from the well to the underground water tank and from the 40′ Biogardens back and forth to the two mixed tanks. All nutrient and water distribution is handed from a control panel and valves on individual tables. A total of 4 pumps operate the transfer of nutrients and water to the 12 Biogarden tables in the 3000 SF greenhouse.

All in all the Biofarm supports 1100 SF of growing beds. Of that, one 20′ two level Biogarden is producing liquid fertilizer at a rate of 300 gallons per 10 days. Only half of this system is being utilized. This single unit will produce 600 gallons per month of 2000-3000 ppm of nitrogen. A concentration that can be diluted 10-15x with water to nourish heavy feeding plants within the greenhouse. Another 60′ SF Biogarden is being utilized to grow earthworms and recycle the sludge that is produced within the Nutricycler/fertilizer brewery. Worm castings are used to add teas to each of the beds. Microbes colonize on the sugars and carbohydrates released from the Primordial Soup biomass extracts. They are dominated with plant beneficial rhizobacteria that then colonize the root zone of the aggregate beds. There are 6 additional 20′ Biogarden grow system that support 60′ SF of aggregate beds and 440 gallons of water for raising fish. There are 4 40′ Biogarden grow systems for deep water culture. One is two levels high. These 40′ beds give us 730′ SF of grow area.

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Bioponica
678-245-6996
info@bioponica.org

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