H2O Farm in Guilford Connecticut specializes in growing leafy greens in a state-of-the-art automated hydroponic greenhouse. We grow various types of lettuce, mainly Butterhead and Romaine, using water as our growing medium.
Our produce is grown in a closed greenhouse, protected from harsh weather, insects and pests, and is cleaner and healthier than most field-grown similar crops. We do not wash our produce with chlorine and other harmful chemicals. In fact, we do not wash our crops at all, simply because we do not need to. Our greens are fresher, cleaner, tastier, crispier, and have better quality and longer shelf-life.
H2O Farm is the result of collaboration between Growponics Ltd., renowned designer and builder of hydroponic greenhouses worldwide, and the CTS Group, a leading healthcare group with a vast experience in plant protection.
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Growponics Ltd. designs and builds automated, computerized and controlled hydroponic greenhouse factories that use modern agronomics and high patented technology, specializing in unique hydroponic growing methods. Growponics’ high performance method is probably the best growing technique in the world. The company’s unique, sustainable greenhouses are designed to grow commercial quantities of hydroponic, pesticide/herbicide residue free, pathogen-free, leafy green vegetables, herbs and vine plants, while making optimal use of resources such as water, energy, labor and land.
Growponics’ technology removes the variables and constraints that Mother Nature puts on farmers and allows consistent quality of produce. Planting, harvesting and packaging is at a semi-automated level, including robotic features; done in a climate controlled environment, monitored by an advanced computerized control center, thus reducing the need for costly manpower and training. Computers monitor the environment, keeping the oxygen, light, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature, nutrients and other factors at optimum levels. In such a closely-monitored environment, there are no harmful pesticide and herbicide residues, and it ensures the produce is free of pathogenic bacteria, all of which are current major health issues with field-grown crops. The minimal use of water, as compared to field crops (75%-90% savings) is an answer to water shortages. In addition, the uniquely designed greenhouse facilities can be put anywhere, because soil quality and the outdoor climate are not growing factors, as in the case of “field-grown” leafy greens.
The CTS Group, established in 1921, is one of the most prominent companies in Israel, engaged in the healthcare, cosmetics, plant protection and pet care sectors.
CTS is strongly involved in representing major pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Astellas, UCB, Nycomed, Sanofi- Aventis, Mitsubishi Pharma and more, while also developing, manufacturing and marketing its own Rx and OTC products locally and internationally.
CTS has been helping farmers to grow safe and healthy crops for over 80 years through Agrica, its agricultural division, focusing on production of plant protection preparations, and representation of agricultural multinationals such as Syngenta, BASF, Valent (Sumitomo) and Nufarm.
Through its pet care division Aimal Care, CTS has been manufacturing its own line of pet cats and dogs’ food, additives and supplements (“Dr. Pet”), while also developing medical preparations for various animal conditions. In addition, the pet care division represents leading international pet food brands such as Farmina pet foods & Cotecnica Sccl, Continental Nutrition, Versa Lega and Dr. Alders.