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  • The Positive Consequences Of Hydroponic Food Production

    Hydroponic Food Production Introduction Since ancient times human beings have learned to work the earth in order to survive. With the pass of time humans have developed different ways to improve productivity when cultivating plants. This is particularly important with the increase in human population, lost farm lands and climate changes. (Arteca) Currently there are a couple of different methods to cultivate plants. Even thou Although all of them have the same objective of generating some kind of product from the plant, not all the process being used to grow plants necessary have a good yield few of the processes being used fail to have a good yield. This is where hydroponics is taking its place. Hydroponics cultivation is a method…

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  • CAS Greenhouse Case Study

    Google defines hydroponics as “the process of growing plants in sand, gravel, or liquid, with added nutrients but without soil”. There are branches of this type of growing without soil that relate to hydroponics such as aquaponics, fogponics, and aeroponics. Hydroponic systems are created to allow the crop to grow; the most common systems essentially suspend the root of the crop in water sans a growing medium. There are of course more advanced growing systems, and various designs to fit the…

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  • Ethical Analysis Of Food

    CAI 121 Product Id & Purchasing Unit 2 Lecture This unit identifies the ethical considerations for handling food and illustrates the influence of religion, lifestyle, and ecology on food service. The philosophy of ethics in the foodservice business will be analyzed. How modern science should be utilized will be part of the ethical analysis. Topics discussed will include the advantages and disadvantages of aquaculture, hydroponics, biotechnology, and genetically modified organisms. Ecology and…

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  • Importance Of Hydroponics

    What is hydroponics? As the name says it all, hydroponics is the process of growing plants in water with or without soil. N.F.T is a very important technique for hydroponics. N.F.T is expanded as Nutrient fertilization technique. It is a way of growing plants using water flowing through a specifically designed channel. This water is quite different from the normal water we use. This water contains many nutrients required for the plant to grow, such as calcium potassium and sodium. Thus it…

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  • Bet The Farm Essay

    The 2016 BEST Robotics competition, Bet the Farm, is all about implementing new ways to produce crops. Thanks to modern technology, there is more than one way to grow vegetables. After receiving the challenge from BEST Robotics that included the lettuce and tomato hydroponic stand, one question plagued many of the team members ' minds. What is hydroponics? It is the technique of growing vegetation without soil. This process is rich in history and science, and is important to the Kansas…

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  • Hydroponics In Europa

    For protein, colonists will use soybeans. In one cup of soybeans, there is about 68g of protein. Europa does not have a rocky surface, but it does have an abundance of water. Hydroponics, which is a way to grow plants with mineral nutrient solutions found in water without soil, will be used. Europa is composed of mostly water. The water will need to be filtered by using Dean Kamen’s “Slingshot Water Purifier” to make it drinkable. Fertile soil will not be produced. However, plants still need the…

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  • Taking A Look At Vertical Farming

    The human population has grown at a steady incline and the continued destruction of natural areas and habitat to make room, has caused scientist has come up with a way to produce food faster while using less space. Vertical farming is the practice of growing organic food in vertically stacked layers using artificial light and without soil. Vertical farms are buildings with controlled environmental conditions that allow crops to be grown all year round by using hydroponics, aeroponics, and…

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  • Hydroponics In Agriculture

    controlled and done. One must rotate crops, prevent soil erosion, exterminate pests, efficiently conserve water, diversify crops, and maintain soil conditions (Valenzuela, 2003). In attempt to minimize these responsibilities and tasks to complete, new and potentially more efficient methods of farming were formulated, including hydroponics. In the seventeenth century, Sir Francis Bacon, a British scientist, began experimenting on soil-free gardening, sparking…

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  • Hydroponics Essay

    “Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without soil. It can be used just about anywhere, but it's particularly suitable for small gardens, for greenhouses, or for elderly or handicapped people (acs.edu). When choosing a hydroponic system you must choose wisely because as with anything certain systems grow certain fruits and vegetables better than…

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  • Floating Plant Hydroponics

    Hydroponic culture has been around for centuries. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Floating Gardens of China are two of the earliest hydroponics systems. Another example is the floating gardens of the Aztecs. When the Europeans came to the Americas, they were shocked to see trees floating in the middle of a lake. The Aztecs had found a way to create floating beds that could support the trees and suspend the roots in the water. The famous Hanging Gardens of Babylon are thought to have used…

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