Added by on 2017-09-18

This video discusses mosquito control of non-circulating, hydroponic tanks (Kratky Hydroponics) by placing fiberglass window screen in the tanks just below the net pots or accelerator pots. The Hawaii Department of Health has published an excellent bulletin on mosquitoes http://health.hawaii.gov/about/files/2013/06/VCB-bulletin_03_11.pdf Here is a link to “A suspended net pot, non-circulating hydroponic method for commercial production of leafy, romaine and semi-head lettuce” https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/VC-1.pdf US Patents 5,385,589 and 5,533,299 on non-circulating hydroponic technology have expired and this information may be used freely for any legal purpose. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHydroponic Update ~ Dutch Bucket Tomatoes and Kratky LettuceHydroponic Lettuce – Pablo – Kratky Method – Nutrient ConcentrationsHow to Make a Mini Kratky Hydroponic System for LettuceKratky method hydroponic herbs — Growing without power or soilKratky Method-DWC-Compost Tea Hydroponics #5 Hydroponic TomatoesWeek 3 Hydroponic Update – Kratky Method – HUGE growth

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  • Jesse Munford 1 month ago

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  • Bends Brews 1 month ago

    Great video!! What are the black totes you are using?

  • Ryan Sultana 1 month ago

    Can't you just grow the plants directly on the net? Put the grow medium (rockwool or other) on the net which barely touches the water then the roots grow through the net?

  • Daniel Widyanto 1 month ago

    Is this prof Kratky himself? I read the Kratky method PDF from hawaii.edu website few months ago, and just realized how the mosquito net, that was mentioned in the PDF, suppose to be installed from this video. Thanks

    Another question is that: why can't you just fill the whole box with LECA / cocoir, fill it with nutrients, and let the plants grow like normal Kratky method? There wouldn't be any chance for the mosquito problem.

    I live in Singapore public housing, and mosquito is major issue since it can cause dengue and Zika outbreak in very short time.

  • Gate Tres 1 month ago

    Thank you for such innovative ideas that i came across. In Switzerland is just so limited for Fertilizer A+B (negativity on Hydro Vege due to Cancer casusing reasons) for me it sounds more of business protection for the big fishes Supermarket like Coop,Migros,We live in high price of almost everything . I try to order Fertilizer online but guessing will be punished by Zoll tax declaration .. the only liquid fertilizer for hydroponic i found is from Vaxer, Ikea.ch which costs 5 Chf for 500 ml. NPK 5-3-7 ! which is rather for growing Seedlings and veg. stay tiny .. LOL

  • Healani Matthews 1 month ago

    Do you have to add more water and nutrient solution to your standing water tank?

  • Healani Matthews 1 month ago

    Aloha. I have an idea. have you ever tried putting a single mosquito fish in one of your tanks? it's like a minnow.

  • Nilda Caamano 1 month ago

    Thank you for this. I've barely planted a seed in my life but seem to have caught the bug now. (pun intended) I've been looking at the dutch bucket system and while it looks amazing I'm afraid to start that endeavour and would prefer your method because of its simpleness and cost effectiveness for now. My question regarding the polystyrene is if it's strong enough to hold the weight of growing tomato plants. Thank you for all your great videos.

  • nery colon 1 1 month ago

    That has been my main worry. I live in Puerto Rico. Mosquito all year round and when you have grand kids, you can't afford having mosquito around. Thank for this info. Loved and Subbed

  • Clifton Painter 4 weeks ago

    Where do I get those tank containers? Those are perfect.

  • Matt Garver 4 weeks ago

    Nice innovation to solve a potential problem for growers in several growing areas, well done!

  • Tom White 4 weeks ago

    Great informational video! Alooooha!

  • Jypsy Dog 4 weeks ago

    I just throw a "Dunks" in my tank.  Never have had an issue again.