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Cultivating Better Produce With Hydroponics

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-14 Mon 10:29

Traditional soil-grown crop production has worked well for thousands of years, but there’s one fact that has placed strain on conventional agriculture: The human population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050. With that comes a demand that already stressed fields can’t necessarily supply.

The function and management of nitrogen in hydroponics

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-11 Fri 09:48

Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients in plant development. All vital processes in plants are associated with protein, of which nitrogen is an essential constituent. Therefore, nitrogen management can have a huge impact on crop production. Some of the most important effects of nitrogen in crop…

Is hydroponic farming actually sustainable?

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-08 Tue 10:13

According to the UN, the world is on the brink of its worst food crisis in 50 years. The global food industry is searching for a more sustainable and accessible system for producing healthy food, particularly fresh fruit and vegetables. Techniques such as hydroponics and vertical farming may provide the…

Hydroponic system promises cost savings for low to mid-tech vegetable growers

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-28 Fri 09:28

500Foods shared this story from HD.com. Plantlogic is focused on designing solutions for substrate production that will increase the health of plants and enable growers to adequately fertigate their crops. With these goals in mind, Plantlogic presents its newest, innovative product for hydroponic production of vegetables. The "Kratos" is aimed…

Hydroponic farming; a sound investment

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-07 Tue 13:32

Hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Hydroponics can rapidly help serve unmet demands for fresh organic vegetables, grown close to their market. To certify soil for organic farming after its been used in conventional farming…

Ground broken on new hydroponic facility to serve marginalized communities

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-07 Tue 13:29

June 30, 2020 was an exciting day for local Connecticut organization, New Opportunities. After years of planning, ground was broken on a new hydroponic farm project called "CT Food4Thought" that is going to bring fresh, nutritious, pesticide free food to local food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and…

A hydroponic greenhouse at 2km altitude

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-06 Mon 09:33

The ancient county of Huize, located in the northeast of Yunnan, China, has an altitude of 2120 m, an average annual temperature of 12.7 °C, strong sunshine, and a large temperature difference between day and night, which is very suitable for the production of leafy vegetables. Here, there is a…