Kenya: Center to educate youth on new agricultural technologies

The Rain-forest Alliance has set up an incubation center to educate the youth on new agricultural technologies they can adopt to make money. Paul Orangi, the alliance’s…

Jordan: Creating opportunities educating on hydroponic farming

Growing food on old matrasses sounds like an ideal combination of food production and combatting waste. Especially in situations where new materials and growing techniques might be scarce, but where people are always coming and leaving, thus leaving behind their old matrasses. A new project by the…

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King Tide Farms offers unusual greens

Tucked in the very back corner on Firefly Distillery’s grassy lawn sits a next-generation hydroponic farm inside a shipping container: King Tide Farms, owned and operated by lifelong Charlestonian Hamilton Horne.  The near shutdown and delay of transportation and production in the country during the pandemic…

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Closely monitoring the nutrient intake of plants

The more information you have about your growing environment the more precise you can be with your action, hence the term precision agriculture. “Step one is to know what is taking place in your grow room and step two is to take corrective actions to bring your environment to the optimal levels,” says…

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Research: The uptake of PFA substances in hydroponic lettuce

The prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in agricultural soils has raised concerns regarding the health risks associated with the consumption of PFAS-contaminated agricultural products. The present study investigated the uptake and translocation of nine PFASs in lettuce using a…

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Research: Growing vine plants hydroponically

Vine leaves are considered a delicacy food; however, they are only produced as a byproduct for a short harvest period due to grape cultivation practices and numerous chemical applications. In this work, vine plants were cultivated hydroponically in a greenhouse to extend the cultivation period and, along…

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14-year-old filmmaker talks hydroponics in Tel Aviv and beyond

Steven Hoffen, a 14-year-old New Yorker, is a shining example of what can happen when we combine the powers of innovation, cross-cultural collaboration, and support from multiple organizations to create change.   When Steven first heard about the Sindyanna of Galilee, an Israel-based nonprofit staffed by Jewish and…

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Podcast:

How can we manipulate plants better?

How can we manipulate our plants to do better? Barry likes to tease them and manipulate them mentally. For the rest of the normal growers, we chat about how to physically manipulate your plants and the top ways to get the best yields and the best quality from your plants.

Enrichment Systems announces new patent for hydroponic system solutions

Enrichment Systems, a company that produces dissolved oxygen systems directed to the indoor and greenhouse agriculture industries, announced that it has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 11,344,852 (the "'852 patent") titled "Hydroponic system and method for enriching a liquid with gas bubbles." The '852…

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Crimean specialists proceeded with automated installations for city farming

KFU scientists have begun developing automated systems for city farming. These systems are based on hydroponics, growing plants on artificial media without soil, said Associate Professor of the Department of Agriculture and Crop Production of the Institute "Agrotechnological Academy" of KFU. V. I.…

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Determination of pesticides in hydroponic water for environmental phytoremediation

This study validated a simple and fast method by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detector (HPLC-DAD) for pesticide phytoremediation analysis. The method was developed in water and in a hydroponic medium. Sample extraction and concentration were performed by Solid Phase Extraction…

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US (PA): First high school in state to operate student-run hydroponic farm

The Methacton School District is a public school district in Pennsylvania that serves approximately 4,600 students in Lower Providence and Worcester townships. The school is proud to be the first high school in Pennsylvania to operate its student-run hydroponic farm called Windy Hill Farm  “A good opportunity…

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Ozone and non-thermal plasma technology for water treatment in hydroponics

Dharti Thakulla, a research associate at the University of Florida, and Ryan Fraser, a senior undergraduate researcher, are researching the implementation of ozone and non-thermal plasma technology for water treatment. Microbial contamination of the nutrient solution is a key challenge faced by…

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US: Bruce Randolph School in Denver celebrates farm opening

Bruce Randolph, a high school located on the North side of Denver, is located in the middle of the food desert, with an area that does not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. One Denver school is looking to help. Bruce Randolph School in Denver is celebrating the opening of a hydroponic farm. It's…

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A review

Role of hydroponics in green fodder production as livestock feed resource

This study aims to review, document, and disseminate information to better understand hydroponic green fodder production and utilization as livestock feed. Production of green fodder in sufficient quantities to meet the current demand has occurred as a crucial problem today. One of the methods to…

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Philippines: New farming project creates income and livelihood for Manilla community

"It's not easy to describe how it felt when I first entered the Livelihood Education and Rehabilitation Center (LERC) in Caloocan, North Manila. Words like despair, hopelessness, and sadness could have easily come to mind. Nevertheless, I saw potential, opportunity, growth, and hope," says Ralph Becker,…

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Using hydrogen peroxide to control algae in hydroponic systems

Algae is not desirable in hydroponics and creates significant problems, such as reduced crop yield and decreased dissolved oxygen. It also affects plant physiology and, thus, needs to be controlled. An experiment conducted at the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Research Greenhouses…


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