333333Who we are

Growponics, Ltd. is registered in the UK. The company’s business is building and operating agriculture projects in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia, North & South America and the rest of the world. Subsidiary partnerships include Growponics Americas, Growponics Hong Kong and Growponics Israel. read more…

do1What we do

Growponics Ltd., designs and builds automated greenhouses that use modern agronomics and high technology to maximize food/plant production and profitability on crop yields grown 365 days a year, specializing in a unique, shallow-bed, rotating using hydroponic growing methods. read more…

mishMission Statement

To provide a unique business model, patented technology license and management agreement that allows anyone, from any industry, to become food producers. To provide customized hydro-organic greenhouse facilities that maximize efficiency through automated growing systems throughout the World. Our technology optimizes food yields, flavor and nutrition; extends shelf life; offers herbicide and pesticide residue-free, and pathogen-free produce, which are environmentally-friendly and sustainable, using fewer resources. Our technology feeds more people healthier food.

מחקר השוואתי

Research: Hydroponics Lettuce Yields 11 Times More Produce and Saves 250 Times on Water Compared to Conventional Grown

מחקר השוואתי

A recent Research conducted in Arizona, lettuce growing capital of the US, compared lettuce growing using hydroponics vs. conventional agriculture. The research concluded that via hydroponics, lettuce yields increase 11 times, while at the same time water consumption reduced by 250 times. According to the researchers, this is the first quantitative research comparing lettuce grown by hydroponics vs. conventional agriculture.

The research lists additional benefits of using hydroponics, relating to growing parameters as well as to positive effects on environment. As for growing parameters, some advantages are the continuous production year around, shorter growing time and multiple growing cycles per year.

As for the beneficial environmental effects of hydroponics, the research names many: water saving is achieved by a better utilization of water (less water percolation into soil which does not reach the plant roots); the prevention of undesired seepage also prevents soil contamination by nutrients, herbicides and pesticide, a common negative impact on environment in conventional agriculture.

The use of hydroponics eliminates the need for arable land, allowing flexibility in greenhouse location, potentially reducing the distance travelled for distribution (therefore saving transportation costs and fuel consumtion, followed by reduced carbon footprint).

In a world where land and water are becoming scarce and population grows rapidly, new cultivation methods must be developed, and hydroponics is an appealing alternative.

Guilherme Lages Barbosa et. al, 2015

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Watch New Chinese Video from Weifang Project

The new video presents the ambitious project in Weifang, Shandong, China. The high-tech automated hydroponic greenhouse is growing leafy greens as lettuce and bock choy, as well as various vine crops (cucumbers, peppers, bitter gourd, tomatoes and strawberries).

Video in Chinese, no subtitles.


From Israel with Love – High-tech hydroponics makes its U.S. debut by way of Guilford, Connecticut

Growponics launches its first U.S. production center, based in Guilford.

Growponics offers faster production, quicker harvesting, and in many cases, better produce.

“There is a huge need for quality vegetables, especially on the East Coast, where you won’t find any professional greenhouse factories for production of vegetables for the fresh market — that’s going to change with us or without us. We have the best technology in the world and we have almost no competition: nobody has the levels of automation and field rotation and conveyor technology that we have to make the production as efficient as ours. Nobody’s invested anything near the amount of money that we’ve invested to develop a hydroponic growing system. So we can grow a head of lettuce of the highest quality for probably the lowest cost of production. Therefore, we believe we can become an important player in this new industry.”


First Project in the East Coast

Growponics Ltd, through its American subsidiary Growponics USA Inc., has started building its first project in the east coast. First produce is expected early winter 2016.


Wal-Mart to Buy More Local Produce

walmart-span-articlThe local-and-sustainable food movement has spread to the nation’s largest retailer.

Wal-Mart Stores announced a program on Thursday that focuses on sustainable agriculture among its suppliers as it tries to reduce its overall environmental impact.

The program is intended to put more locally grown food in Wal-Mart stores in the United States, invest in training and infrastructure for small and medium-size farmers, particularly in emerging markets, and begin to measure how efficiently large suppliers grow and get their produce into stores.


Lior Hessel – Managing Partner Ag–Tech Owner – Growponics Ltd.

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Was the Founder and for 7 years Chief Executive Officer of OganiTech USA.

Has more than 20 years experience in the technology development sector with a strong background in system engineering, automation and robotics, began his professional career as a Product Engineer with the semiconductor equipment provider Kulicke & Soffa, was a Research and Development Team Manager at Jordan Valley Applied Radiation and served as an engineering consultant for startup companies and established high tech companies for several years.


Wal-Mart to Buy More Local Produce

Wal-MartThe local-and-sustainable food movement has spread to the nation’s largest retailer.

Wal-Mart Stores announced a program on Thursday that focuses on sustainable agriculture among its suppliers as it tries to reduce its overall environmental impact.

The program is intended to put more locally grown food in Wal-Mart stores in the United States, invest in training and infrastructure for small and medium-size farmers, particularly in emerging markets, and begin to measure how efficiently large suppliers grow and get their produce into stores.


California drought may raise lettuce prices

lettuceddConsumers may pay more for spring lettuce and summer melons in grocery stores across the country now that California farmers have started abandoning their fields in response to a crippling drought. California’s sweeping Central Valley grows most of the country’s fruits and vegetables in normal years, but this winter thousands of acres are turning to dust as the state hurtles into the worst drought in nearly two decades.


Investigation Update: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

EColOutbreak Highlights

As of March 21, 2012, 58 persons infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli serotype O157:H7 were reported from 9 states.
Collaborative investigative efforts of state, local, and federal public health and regulatory agencies indicated that romaine lettuce was the likely source of illnesses in this outbreak, and contamination likely occurred before the product reached retail stores.


Garden of Eatin’ – Article from UrbanTulsa Weely – by Katharine Kelly

coverIt’s a paradise of everything you need for health on earth. So why can’t Oklahomans get full on fruits and vegetables?
UrbanTulsa Weekly
By Katharine Kelly

Eat your fruits and vegetables!” You can still hear it now, ringing in your ears, this sage advice from the past. Mom or Dad reminding, cajoling, pleading, demanding a healthy diet — at least before you got your dessert.

And now we’re on our own, trying to stay healthy, telling our kids the same thing. And it’s still hard. Why?