Hydroponics in Commercial Food Production

Commercial Hydroponics

With the first successful application of hydroponics techniques in the 1930s the stage was set for a paradigm shift in crop production from conventional geoponics or cultivation in soil to hydroponics or soil less cultivation. The first crops to be commercially harvested with hydroponics included tomatoes and peppers, but the techniques were soon successfully extended to other crops such as lettuce, cucumbers and others. It was not long before hydroponics techniques were successfully adapted even to cut flowers production; in fact any plant can today be grown hydroponically.

Commercial Systems Overview

Commercial hydroponics systems can be classified into bare root systems comprising nutrient film technique (NFT), deep flow and aeroponics systems and substrate systems.

Bare root systems do not use media to anchor the plant roots; the roots are left bare while in substrate systems plant roots are anchored in media such as perlite, vermiculite, sawdust, peat etc. Hydroponics is basically all about growing plants in a controlled environment and this is best provided outdoors in greenhouses that can incorporate several means to monitor, regulate and control the environment inside them. For instance, the air entering the greenhouse can be filtered to exclude entry to pests and parasites that can harm plant growth. Such means help provide optimal conditions for plant growth both in and out of season. In fact, hydroponics allows cultivation throughout the year which makes for year round availability of hydroponically grown produce at all major supermarkets across North America. Valued at 2.4 billion dollars … Read More

Home Improvement and Remodeling Online Line

When it comes to adding value to your home there is no better way to tackle your home improvement and remodeling projects except by way of the internet. You can find so many incredible ideas by spending a few hours online. You could perhaps save as much as a week if you were running all around town.

Let’s take a closer look at some easy ways to find fanatic ideas with home improvement and remodeling projects that will add value and comfort to your home.

Visit Your Street Of Dreams

The internet is like a virtual street of dreams! You can gain many wonderful ideas by visiting a street of dreams in your area, but if you don’t have the luxury of visiting one nearby then the internet is the next best thing to being there. You will find many beautiful homes that will expose you to new and fascinating home improvement and remodeling ideas for adding a great touch to your home.

You can search for many key words in a search engine like Google or Yahoo, and others to reveal a wonderful selection of homes. You can then do virtual tours – this is where you are allowed to view the homes through your computer. The technology is fantastic for this type of thing.

Real estate companies are starting to tap into this technology as well. Many major companies will list their homes online that they have for sale and allow you to browse them online at no … Read More

Home Improvement Loan or Personal Loan

Personal Loan or Home Improvement Loan? That’s the question.

We love decorating our houses.

And there are phases in our lives when maybe we’ve spent too much time watching Food Food or TLC and thus have built castles in the air of visions of turning our kitchen into a chef’s paradise. Or perhaps our master bath is just one shower away from a disaster. For we really do love Italian tiles on our bathrooms.

And if so, then cheers, you’re not alone. Recently, the Joint Center of Housing Studies for Harvard University has investigated and reported that the home improvement industry should continue post record-level spending in 2016. For many people, this means borrowing money to pay for the well planned home improvements and home decorating schemes .

Now, one is ought to face a tough and difficult and perhaps a hypothetical question.

So, which home improvement loan is right for you?

Many homeowners and homemakers look to tap the equity in their homes. But home equity loans or home equity lines of credit may not be possible or very practical for some borrowers. In that case, one should consider using a personal loan.

While it is known that one can use a personal loan for a variety of reasons, there are a few reasons why a personal loan can have advantages over home equity loans when it comes to a renovation loan, to be specific.

The application process for a personal loan is usually quite simple and quite straightforward. … Read More