Debo Onafowora of BIC Farms Concepts in Nigeria shares an extended live walkthrough of their greenhouse install, and then a view of it a week later…
Tim Harper of WT Jenkins Inc. shares his experience of installing RDI GrowStream™ plant-responsive water delivery system in a landscape bed.
WT Jenkins has been providing landscape and irrigation services in Phoenix, AZ for nearly 50 years with extensive horticultural knowledge and experience with all previous forms of irrigation.
The first project put RDI’s system to a unique challenge: growing roses in a southwest facing bed… through the harsh summers of Phoenix.
To learn more about WT Jenkins, visit www.williamtjenkins.com
RDI’s CEO, Jan Gould, along with David Conklin were interviewed earlier this year at the 2020 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, FL. With the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), Jan and Dave discuss company history, product development, and how GrowStream™ plant-responsive water and nutrient delivery can dramatically save water for golf courses around the world. GrowStream™ also brings unique solutions to bunkers, clubhouses, cart paths, mounds- all typically challenging spaces to irrigate. Contact us for more info on how GrowStream™ can improve your golf course.
Special thanks to Frank Rossi.
The team at RDI IBERIA in Portugal installed GrowStream™ and planted lettuce (alongside a glass pane) to demonstrate the unique ways roots develop and interact with our plant-responsive system.
Roots grow to, around, and along GrowStream™ as they dynamically take water and nutrients from the tubing- all without root intrusion. No other irrigation system can deliver such precision: plant-by-plant, minute-by-minute.
Both Portugal and Spain are rated at the highest levels of global water stress- RDI IBERIA is engaging all levels of agriculture, municipal, and government agencies to reduce water use with RDI GrowStream™. Contact us for more information.
Hydroponics Africa Limited in Kenya have published their results after using RDI GrowStream™ in multiple crops and several seasons. Peter Chege and his team have seen incredible results in water savings, yield increases, energy savings, and speed to plant maturity / harvest. Read the report below or click here to download.
The western US is home to over 70 million people, with vast agricultural production throughout. California alone produces over a third of the US vegetables and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts. RDI’s plant-responsive system will help drive sustainability for both cities and growers to become more resilient to droughts. Contact us to learn more.
RDI GrowStream™ was featured with the High Plains Water District in Lubbock, Texas. The HPWD has been a leader in water conservation efforts, with broad training and education for its residents. RDI’s plant-responsive technology is the most water-efficient irrigation system, and offers new ways for water districts to help manage and conserve the use of water. Read the HPWD article below:
RDI is already transforming agriculture in Africa with plant-responsive technology- addressing key issues of water, energy, and yield.Continue reading
RDI AT THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP
GROWSTREAM™ PRODUCES HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCE FOR RESIDENTS OF THE KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP.
In March of 2019, Peter Chege from Hydroponics Africa Limited became RDI’s East Africa distributor. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Peter has been building hydroponic and vertical garden systems for over 8 years. Now with RDI’s plant-responsive system, Peter has seen tremendous results with over 50% reduction in water use. Tomato yield per plant rose from 9kg to 11kg with RDI. Peter was even able to cut labor in half due to the simplicity of GrowStream™.
Peter set up pilot projects in the Kakuma Refugee Camp located in northwestern Kenya. As one of the world’s largest refugee camps, Kakuma houses nearly 250,000 refugees and displaced persons. Support and aid flows from various agencies throughout the world to Kakuma in the form of food for the residents. Agriculture and local food production is virtually impossible due to the harsh climate and soil conditions.
Several crops were planted with RDI GrowStream™ including tomotoes and watermelon. They
were planted during a particularly hot and dry time- and the survival of the crop was doubtful. GrowStream™ performed perfectly, allowing the plants to take what they needed to grow, thrive, and produce- even in extremely challenging conditions. The pilot projects have seen incredible success and now have a way for Kakuma residents to begin growing nutritious produce locally.
Peter has now started pilot projects in Darfur refugee camps, home to another 100k+ refugees in Sudan.