The Kratky Method of Hydroponics

The Kratky Method of Hydroponics has been hailed by many as revolutionary, and yet it is a marvel in its simplicity.  This method of hydroponics was developed by B.A. Kratky while at the University of Hawaii.  His method is contradictory to traditional hydroponics theory on several levels.  First, there is no active water movement, the [...]

By |2018-02-23T17:22:38+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ikea Growroom for Aquaponics?

IKEA's Space10 Releases Open Source Design Plans for “The Growroom” Vertical Garden Swedish furniture maker IKEA has launched open-source design plans for an innovation vertical gardening structure. The goal of the project was to create a large, simple, spherical structure for locally-grown food. At the same time, they hoped this [...]

By |2017-02-27T14:59:18+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Aquaponics In The Classroom?

Aquaponics in the Classroom: Will Schools Make Aquaponics Mandatory Curriculum? There has been a trend across the country in recent years. A simple Google News search for “aquaponics” highlights school system after school system implementing aquaponics programs in the classroom. At Keystone Oaks High School in Pittsburg, environmental science teacher [...]

By |2017-02-20T18:55:53+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Panasonic Ventures Into Vertical Farming

Panasonic’s New Venture into Vertical Farming Raises Eyebrows   When we think of Panasonic, products like televisions and microwaves come to mind. However, this forward-think Japanese company has recently ventured into the agricultural space. In 2014, Panasonic set up a farm in Singapore with the intend to grow leafy green [...]

By |2017-02-09T18:54:16+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hydroponics, Organic or Not?

Image by luvjnx Should Hydroponic Produce be labeled organic?   In Support of Organic Labeling for Hydroponics and Aquaponics Produce In recent months, a passionate debate has been central to the agriculture community. It involved whether hydroponics (and aquaponics) should be included in the “certified organic” category [...]

By |2017-02-01T16:41:16+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pays $77 Million for Botonicare

Scotts Miracle-Gro Pays $77 Million for Botonicare Last August, Scotts Miracle-Gro's hydroponics subsidiary Hawthorne Gardening agreed to a deal to purchase Arizona-based Botonicare. Terms of the deal were not disclosed at the time, however, SEC filings have just revealed that Scotts paid $77.1 million, plus possible additional payments of up [...]

By |2017-02-09T18:43:18+00:00|Uncategorized|0 Comments