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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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Using the latest hydroponic technology and vertical farming techniques, the farm produces nutritious and pesticide-free leafy greens without the need for sunlight, soil or chemicals.
owns and operates specialty retail hydroponic and organic gardening stores.
Japan's Cutting-edge Hydroponic Oxygen System "Kana-chan" Now launching on Kickstarter.
That's why gardening with a hydroponic grow system is affordable and sustainable.
Organic farmers fear that the cheaper growing methods and year-round harvests available to hydroponic growers will soon dramatically undercut the price of soil-grown organic goods, taking a chunk out of their estimated $43 billion market share.
In other raids 282 cannabis plants were seized at Cheshire Road, Smethwick, and a further 89 cannabis plants seized from Beakes Road, Smethwick, the latter discovered after a fire broke out in the hydroponic equipment.
Hydroponic systems allow control over plant nutrition for optimal flavor and quality.
Hydroponics offers some potential to reduce food security risks in the region and almost all the Mena countries are now exploring the potential of soil-free agriculture and vertical farming in order to be self-sufficient in food production by 2023, according to Pegasus Agritech, a major owner and operator of hydroponic farming facilities and food investments in the region.
LifeLab is a research and development venture dedicated to the rollout of high yielding hydroponic farming technology and its associated knowledge in rural and urban agricultural projects across Lebanon.
He said six fish farms and three hydroponic gardening projects have already been launched.
Hillier said that so far, the students' hydroponic garden project is demonstrating food-growing methods that could be utilized in future underwater habitats.
He highlighted benefits of hydroponic farming, particularly high productivity and efficient water use.