Our New Summer Catalog
With the latest edition of our catalog in homes across the country, we wanted to share some of our new products to give you an idea of what you can expect. If you don’t already receive our catalog, you can sign up here and we’ll send you one that features all of our 30,000 plus farming, agricultural and storage products.
With the increased demand for indoor riding arenas and storage needs, we’ve added a 65’W option to our ClearSpanTM Turnkey Building product line. With a frame constructed of American-made, triple-galvanized structural steel and covered in a 12.5 oz., 24 mil rip-stop polyethylene cover that is UV resistant, these buildings are built to last. We handle the manufacturing, delivery and installation process, so our Turnkey buildings are top of the line in quality, efficiency and satisfaction. With optional end panels and an industry-leading 20 year warranty on covers and 50 year warranty on frames, our new 65’W ClearSpan Turnkey building is ideal for indoor riding arenas, farm equipment, livestock housing and machinery storage.
Producing crops indoors with hydroponics has proven to be an effective method of producing healthy, fresh crops year-round. With various methods of hydroponics, such as nutrient film technique, ebb and flow systems or Dutch buckets, there are many opportunities for large- and small-scale farmers to join in on the year-round crop production trend.
Until now, with all the various means of hydroponic production, choosing the right system for a small scale or hobby grower has been a guessing game – and a rather expensive one at that. For those that are looking to produce fresh, locally grown crops for personal use, we’ve removed the risk of purchasing a system that doesn’t meet your small-scale needs by offering the Hydroponic Family Greenhouse Package. This special package includes:
- 2 Micro Dutch Bucket Systems
- 4’ x 4’ and 4’ x 8’ Propagation Float Station
- GT50-612 NFT Hydroponic Lettuce System
- 2 of our 2’ x 8’ Polymax Bench Systems with Legs
- 2’ x 8’ Low Tide Tray
Our Hydroponic Family Greenhouse Package has all the materials needed to give you a successful start with your hydroponic crop production for one low price. This package can also be paired with a Solar StarTM or Premium Solar Star Gothic Style Greenhouse. Opting for the complete building package will ensure the safety of your systems as well as provide an optimal growing environment for your crops.
Serious drought conditions have created tough times for livestock and crop producers, and with little relief in the forecast, we have set out to find ways to counteract this issue. One solution that we have developed is a Rainwater Catch Drain. This system can be attached on both sides of our high tunnels or greenhouses without interfering with natural ventilation systems. Functionally designed to help cut down on watering and irrigation costs, this system comes with all accessories required except for water collection tanks, which we offer separately in many sizes and styles.
For our FodderPro 3.0 Commercial Systems, we now carry the AgrowSoft Irrigation Controller. Specifically designed for fodder production, this unit allows you to reduce labor time while still maintaining a healthy crop. The AgrowSoft Controller opens and closes relay switches that supply irrigation systems with water. This allows you to control the duration and frequency of watering on a daily basis, enabling you to cut back on waste water and reduce the risk of mold. This controller runs on a seven-day cycle and can help take your commercial fodder production to the next level.
If you are looking to produce large or fruiting crops hydroponically, our new Whole Bay Dutch Bucket System is ideal for your needs. Our Dutch buckets are made from durable, long-lasting PolyMax®, and are ideal for helping you produce your healthiest plants yet. This complete system combines water and fertilizer, while also adding acids to maintain the proper pH. Our Woodpecker drippers and dripper stakes deliver water to the crops, and any excess is treated as waste water and drained away. If you are looking for a full system set up that will allow you to grow large and fruiting crops with great success, our Whole Bay Dutch Bucket System will simplify your goal.
If you are interested in any of the products mentioned or want to learn more, visit our website www.farmtek.com, or give us a call at 800-FARMTEK (800-327-6835).