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What is Aquaponics

Welcome back!  Let’s keep discussing the different categories of hydroponics.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, check it out first, then meet back here.  Just to recap, the first category that is used to classify hydroponic systems...
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What is Aeroponics

There are so many different types of hydroponics!  Let’s continue to expand on the different categories of the technology.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, consider going back and checking it out.  Just to recap, the first...
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Seeds of Knowledge, Chicago, IL

Namrita Narula, a teenager in Chicago, IL, is committed to solving problems that most people her age, or any age for that matter, don’t even think about.  Her mission is to combat food insecurity in the North Shore section of...
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Miami Science Barge

The Miami Science Barge is a floating laboratory and environmental education center. Situated on Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, it is a platform to encourage Miami to become a more ecologically conscious city. The Barge is entirely self sufficient, and...
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Modern-Day Chinampas

Ancient Aztecs probably never thought they were creating a technology that could be used thousands of years later; they were just looking for a way to grow food with the resources that were available to them.  Chinampas are rafts of...
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Vermiculite

Vermiculite is similar to perlite, in that it is a mineral that is mined and heated to very high temperatures so that it expands.  It is used for its water-holding capacity, but it can become waterlogged. History: The term vermiculite...
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What is Agroponics

In this article, we will expand on the different categories of hydroponics.  If you haven’t read our Foundation of Hydroponics article, consider going back and checking it out.  Just to recap, the first category that is used to classify hydroponic...
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Organic versus Inorganic: What’s the Difference?

Did you know there are several different definitions of the term organic?  The most common definition, that people usually think of when they hear the word, is the definition associated with more natural methods of growing produce, or organic farming. ...
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Growing Organic versus Hydroponics

There is currently a popular debate about the value of “organic” growing and its methods, including organic fertilizer and pest control methods that don’t cause harm to the planet.  It is important to note that hydroponic growers are also looking...
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Soil versus Hydroponics

Growing in Soil Growing Hydroponically Soil microorganisms are necessary to break down soil particles into the basic elements of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace elements.. Balanced nutrient formula is dissolved directly into water so plants receive perfect nutrition at all...
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Hydroponic Nutrients

Fertilizer vs. Hydroponic Nutrients In order to begin a discussion on hydroponic nutrients, it’s important to first distinguish the difference between the terms fertilizer and hydroponic nutrient. Fertilizer is intended to feed the microorganisms in the soil, such as beneficial...
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Types of Water in a Hydroponic System

There are many types of water to choose from when sourcing water for your hydroponic system.  Some are better than others, and now is the time to determine the differences. The best situation is to have water with no added...
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The Foundation of Hydroponics

Category 1: Class of Hydroponics Agroponics Aeroponics Aquaponics Category 2: Nutrient Derivations Hydroponic Bioponic Aquaculture Category 3: Types of Hydroponic Systems: Open/Closed High Density Vertical (HDV) Vertical Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Deep Water Culture (DWC) Ebb and Flow Drip There...
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Golden Garden Spider

Common Names: Black-and-yellow argiope; writing spider; golden garden spider Scientific Name: Argiope aurantia Size: Females: 0.75-1.125” (19-28 mm)Males: 0.25-0.375 “ (5-9 mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator.  Prey includes mosquitos, moths, flies, and other flying insects Geographic Distribution: North America...
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Butterfly

Common Name: Butterfly Order/ Suborder: Lepidoptera/ Rhopalocera Size: 0.5-12.0” (13-305 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete Type of Beneficial: Pollinator Geographic Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia Butterflies are beautiful, graceful creatures and there are over 20,000...
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Spiny Orb Weaver

Common names: Spiny orb weaver; spiny-backed orbweaver; crab-like orbweaver Scientific Name: Gasteracantha cancriformis Size: 0.06-0.38” (1.5-9.5 mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes flying insects such as whiteflies, mosquitoes, and wasps Geographic Distribution: Southern United States, Central America, Cuba...
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Dragonfly

Common Names: Dragonfly, Mosquito hawk, Skimmer Genus/ Species: Many including Anax junius and Epitheca cynosure Size: 0.75 to 2.0 inches (19.1-50.8 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Complete metamorphosis Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes mosquitoes, flies, gnats and other flying...
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Praying Mantis

Common Name: Praying mantis; Carolina mantis Genus/ Species: Stagmomantus carolina Size: 1.89 to 2.36 inches (48-60 mm) Type of Metamorphosis: Immature stages are similar in appearance to the adult stage (i.e., simple metamorphosis) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator; prey includes...
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Korner Trading Post Nursery

Address 809 W Henderson Street, Cleburne, TX 76033 Phone (817) 774-2777 Hours 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Website http://kornertradingpost.com/ If you want unique gifts for your friends, they’re just around the corner. Korner Trading Post Nursery & Gift Shop of...
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Aztec chinampas of Central America

An example of hydroponic principles that were being used successfully is that of the Aztecs of Central America.  A nomadic tribe, they were driven onto the marshy shore of Lake Tenochtitlan,   located in the great central valley of what is...
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