September 5, 2017

Hydroponic Greenhouses for Yucatan

Turf Feeding  Systems is contracted to build and manage a large Hydroponic and Greenhouse Project in Yucatan Mexico for Monarca.

We are about to launch a large 200 hectare high yield hydroponic greenhouse and row crop project in the Yucatan region of Mexico for Monarca, a Mexico City company.  This is Phase One of Monarca’s  Biofuel / Agriculture project that will restore and cultivate over 33,000 hectares of degraded land in the Yucatan peninsula.    

Monarca is sharply forced on food, energy, water and jobs, and the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico is ground zero for Phase One of their large high yield greenhouse project.

Monarca has contracted us to design, build and manage a large 33,000 hectare agriculture project to produce food and renewable energy – biofuel in the Yucatan region of Mexico. 

This Phase One of the Monarca project is a large hydroponic greenhouse complex that will produce high value vegetables and fruits for export as well as develop high yield Jatropha plants for their PhaseTwo 33,000 hectare Jatropha plantation.

Jack Katz, CEO of Monarca states, “We are moving ahead with phase one of our master project by creating the Monarca Agriculture and Technology Center.  The Center will include over 60 hectares of hydroponic greenhouses as well as a high level laboratory and career and teaching center for our team and local growers.  This will be the cornerstone of the Monarca project and follow our mission – To produce the highest quality fruit and vegetables for less cost in rural Yucatan Mexico, while raising the local economy”.

We will build massive area (120 acres) of high yield hydroponic greenhouses and implement our special fertigation systems with a proprietary organic nutrient program developed by Dr. Bill Nolde, our agronomist.  Dr. Nolde’s program is unlike any other hydroponic or agronomic program using organic carbon, bichar and special amino acids to produce quality and production unmatched in any area of agriculture.

We will grow high value vegetables and fruit that will be exported with a great margin for the business side of the center, however we will also develop and cultivate high yield Jatropha for the soon to come plantation.  Then we will implement all our technologies into 33,000 hectares for hydroponic cultivation of high yield Jatropha.

The scope of greenhouses with fertigation is not our only values. Jack Kats selected the Yucatan because it has great values with abundant land, great sunlight, abundant water and great people.

We look at the people of rural Yucatan as our future team members.  We will train and educate locals to become part of our team.

Our goal is to raise the livelihood and the economy of rural Yucatan and start and their economic engine.  Once that starts, it will create an economic magnet and pull people into the engine and raise the local economy.  It will pull people back from the US, which is better than building a Border Wall.

Ron Dodson another team member is focused on implementing Sustainability with the local people and their economy as well as managing the habitat and being our link to the UNFAO and other world organizations.

We are “Changing the Agro Game”  and doing it off the radar for most.