Changing The Landscape Through Hydroponic Technology

Companies like BrightFarms are changing our urban landscapes and feeding people locally. Hydroponic Produce Countries such as Canada grow and ship hydroponic produce. In fact, Canada happens to be one of the most important suppliers of hydroponic produce. The United States is the beneficiary of he majority of hydroponic produce grown by Canada. Tomatoes, bell … Read moreChanging The Landscape Through Hydroponic Technology

How to Detect & Treat Plant Nutrient Deficiency

Just like humans, plants need food to survive and maintain healthy growth. As a grower, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your plants are receiving a well-rounded diet. This diet comes in the form of nutrients. If your plant is low on any of the three essential nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium) then you’ll notice certain … Read moreHow to Detect & Treat Plant Nutrient Deficiency

LED Lighting Technology in Controlled Environments

The innovation and advancement of LED lighting technology has brought with it a host of other important benefits. The field of plant growth research has been able to advance substantially due to the advantages that LED lights provide through full spectrum lighting. Plant science and LED lighting technology work hand in hand to discover the … Read moreLED Lighting Technology in Controlled Environments

How to Recognize and Prevent Plant Stress

Plants are a lot like humans. They need stability in order to function at their optimal levels. This includes consistent states of health and limited stress inducers. Yes, plants get stressed too. If growing conditions are even altered slightly, plants can be sent into shock, become toxic, or will just slowly wither away. In order … Read moreHow to Recognize and Prevent Plant Stress

Hydro News: USDA Calls for Hydroponics Task Force

In March 2015, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a Federal Register Notice calling for nominees for a new task force on aquaponics and hydroponics. This new task force will report to the National Organic Standards Board, describing current organic production methods and assess whether they align with the Organic Foods Production … Read moreHydro News: USDA Calls for Hydroponics Task Force

3 Ways to Measure Water pH Levels

Regular testing of your nutrient solution’s pH level is important. Having a proper pH level between 5.5 and 6.5 in your hydroponic gardening system will ensure that your plants are receiving the correct level of nutrients to support their healthy growth. A correct pH balance helps the plants with their absorption abilities. Here are three … Read more3 Ways to Measure Water pH Levels

6 Advantages of Soilless Agriculture

Thanks to some important technological advancements, our agricultural capacities are able to achieve efficiencies never before conceived possible. When looking at the agriculture industry, hydroponic technology can now be considered as important as the discovery of fossil fuels were during the industrial revolution. There are many advantages of soilless agriculture and hydroponic technology as compared … Read more6 Advantages of Soilless Agriculture

Aeroponics 101: Facts About Soilless Growing Technology

Aeroponic research began in the 1920’s and progressed steadily as a soilless growing method. In the early stages, researchers grew plants aeroponically using vapor at the plants’ roots to deliver nutrients. The types of plants that were used early on included coffee and avocado plants. It wasn’t until 1980, that this new method of growing would … Read moreAeroponics 101: Facts About Soilless Growing Technology