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Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Hydroponics First Recorded Scientific Experiments

Some three centuries ago, john Woodward, an English scientist and a fellow of the Royal Society, undertook the first recorded scientific experiments on the subject of plant nutrition.  He wanted to know whether plants drew nourishment from the soil or from water. ...
Organic Farming vs Hydroponics

Organic Farming vs Hydroponics

“Go organic” has become the battle-cry of thousands of Americans who assume that food items labeled “organic” is automatically a better, healthier product. Is this really true? Both organic farming and hydroponic farming embrace a desire to...
Ladybug

Ladybug

Common Names: Ladybug, Lady Bug, Lady Beetle, Lady Bird and Lady Bird Beetle Genus / Species: 450 native and introduced species in North America Size: 0.63/16 to 6.30/16 inch (1mm to 10mm) Type of Beneficial: Insect predator Type of Metamorphosis: Immature stages...
Hydroponic Produce and Health

Hydroponic Produce and Health

In 1994 a test was commissioned by an investment group to determine the vitamin and mineral content of hydroponically grown crops in comparison to soil grown crops, both organic and non-organic. Plant Research Technologies Laboratory in San Jose, California, analyzed...
What's Organic, What's Not?

What's Organic, What's Not?

We would think that this is an easy question to answer, but it isn’t. In the United States there are numerous different definitions of “organic”, many of which differ significantly. Each state has its own regulations for labeling produce as...
Is Hydroponic Produce Good For You?

Is Hydroponic Produce Good For You?

“In practice, the major health problems from vegetables have been associated with the external contamination of produce, rather than from what’s been inside them.” Rick Donnan, Vice President of the Australian Hydroponics and Greenhouses Association....
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