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By: Admin    October 10 2017 , 09:17 pm
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What Are Aquaponics? An increased interest in sustainability and conservation has led many farmers to begin growing plants through hydroponic growing. Hydroponics cultivates plants using only water and a growing medium, with no soil necessary. This provides the opportunity to grow a substantially larger crop yield in less space.Aquaculture is a word used to describe the raising and cultivating of marine animals, fish, and crops that are grown in both fresh and salt waters. When you combine “aquaculture” and “hydroponics,” you end up with “aquaponics” – raising fish and plants together without soil, using only water!Fish waste provides plants with essential nitrates, and the plants in turn provide the fish with clean water. It takes work to ensure the plants and fish are thriving together. “These systems require monitoring to make sure everything is in balance and running smoot...
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By: Admin    September 28 2017 , 04:14 pm
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What Are Hydroponics?With our society’s increasing desire to live more sustainably, many people are interested in growing produce with minimal impact on the environment. Plants require soil, water, and sunshine to thrive. But what if a farmer could save valuable resources and skip the soil? That is exactly what hydroponic growing accomplishes. From the Latin roots “hydro” meaning water, and “ponos” meaning labor, hydroponics essentially translates to “laboring with water.” That is exactly what happens with hydroponic growing. Water is directly fed to the plant with a nutrient source added to the water. No soil is necessary, and the amount of water used can be as much or as little as needed, making this a very environmentally-friendly option for growing produce.The environmental benefits of hydroponic versus field and soil growing are numerous. Field crops use 10% more water than hydroponi...
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