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hydroponics

the science of growing plants without soil, in which the roots are suspended in aerated water containing known quantities of chemicals that can be adjusted to suit changing conditions. The method is increasingly common in the glasshouse cultivation of, for example, tomatoes and cucumbers.

hydroponics

a method of cultivating plant growth without soil. Based on use of a solution containing all essential plant nutrients. The plant material is harvested at about 2 weeks of age. The herbivore's equivalent of sprouts or shoots in the human diet. Called also sprouted grain.
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Whether those fears are founded remains to be seen, though there's little reason to assume hydroponic systems will always produce cheaper goods.
Therefore, the variation in nitrate contents among treatments was more related to the effect of salinity than to the hydroponic systems and recirculation frequencies.
According to founder Ali Makhzoum, LifeLab has invested several years in developing and custom building a hydroponic system that can be operated via programmable logic controllers (PLCs), providing for a high degree of automation and the ability to interact with the system from a remote back office and manage it centrally.
Hydroponic systems are the solution for modern day farmers, who are technologically advanced and only have limited outdoor space and want to enhance their lives with sustainable farming methods.
Because hydroponic systems do not require large footprints, a field's worth of food can be produced in a building, barn, greenhouse or basement.
Thus, this experiment was conducted to determine the production capacity of different ratios of perlite: cocopeat in the aquaponic and hydroponic systems.
Hydroponic systems are a method of growing plants using nutrients in water without soil.
In most hydroponic systems, the nutrient solutions include inorganic salt fertilizers and semi-soluble organic materials such as bat guano (manure), bone meal and fish emulsion.
There were significant operations set up at both premises, with lamps, fertiliser and hydroponic systems.
org has 8,000 registered users who can download free how-to instructions for homemade hydroponic systems, and approximately 200 individuals who participate in what Riley calls "Research and Do-It-Yourself.
This system is the oldest of the hydroponic systems in horticultural practice, which sometimes is still in use.
In fact, this hydroponic set up lies in between NFT and soil, in which plants can grow at nutrient solution concentrations lower than those in hydroponic systems.