In the first of our series highlighting some of our amazing beta testers, we want to write a post about a very cool, up-and-coming company, 3D-Ponics. The winner of multiple international awards, including most recently the "Most Successful Application of 3D Printing", 3D-Ponics' mission is to provide downloadable CAD designs for complete hydroponic systems. Click below to read more.
pH, water temperature, EC/TDS, that's all you need to know to keep your hydroponics system healthy, right? Not so fast. Dissolved oxygen (DO) is the measure of the oxygen content in your water and it is one of the underrated parameters in hydroponics, regardless of what type of system you are using to grow your plants. In this post we explore why dissolved oxygen is important in hydroponics, how to setup your system to maximize the oxygen in your water, and ways to track your DO and make sure your plants are as healthy as possible. Click to read below.
Last week, I went to Las Vegas to attend the 3rd Annual Indoor Ag-Con. It was a fantastic event. Two full days of the top movers and shakers and the up and comers of indoor agriculture meeting, shaking hands, and trading tips. It was a great 48 hours, read below to see the top 10 takeaways we got out of attending.
All this talk about aquaponics and hydroponics has me thinking -- what other prefixes can we throw in there?! Turns out, the field of aeroponics, or growing suspended plants in mist, is no longer science fiction. Today we look at two companies, AeroFarms and Urban Barn, who are creating a sustainable agricultural system out of thin air.
High tech meets high need in these three prototypes that could change the way we grow our leafy greens. Each is self contained, automated, highly space-efficient, and very water conservative. Will any of these systems end up in your living room or backyard? Who knows, but they're pretty cool. Read more below.