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Should I set up a commercial aquaponic venture?

I have been a hobby grower using aquaponics for several years. I have had reasonable success although also some difficulties. I am considering setting up a commercial operation and have been reading your answers and articles on planning for commercial hydroponic growing. Would you have any extra advice relating to aquaponics, possibly organic?

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Barnaby Joyce delivers strong FAO Keynote Address

Australian Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, delivers a strong keynote address to a global audience at the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Ministerial Conference held in Rome.

Link to address:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1p1v7kspgw8mmmo/Food%20and%20Agriculture%20Organization%20of%20the%20United%20Nations%20-%20Webcast%20-%20Minister%20Joyce.mp4?dl=0
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Free Industry Trade Show

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APEX-Brinkman PCA conference & Trade Show

Looking for expert advice, the latest growing technology, or an opportunity to explore a career in commercial fresh food and flower production? The APEX-Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia biennial conference commences on Sunday 9 July at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The free Trade Show is open to the General Public from 3pm to 5pm. It will be the largest assembly of commercial hydroponic and greenhouse manufacturers, suppliers and service providers under one roof in the history of the Australian industry – an event not to be missed. See More

Innovation Key Feature at Foodpro 2017

foodpro 2017As foodpro 2017 nears, it’s clear that incredible new innovations from across the industry will again feature heavily across the show floor. In what will be the largest show yet, many of the technologies to be showcased at foodpro will create serious change for the food manufacturing industry. This event will be at the Sydney International Convention Centre Exhibition Building, Darling Harbour, from 16 – 19 July 2017.

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Vertical Farming Conference

Herman van Bekkem will discuss the Greenpeace vision for ecological farming and especially Vertical Farming in Europe’s main cities, on the 28 June 2017, at the Vertical Farming Conference in Venlo, The Netherlands. Herman van Bekkem is an agricultural expert with Greenpeace and tries to educate the agricultural sector for ecological farming on the seven principles set up by Greenpeace. (The report on the Greenpeace vision for ecological farming, and the seven principles, can be downloaded freely from their website)

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Calling all growers and allied trade

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Are you fascinated by harvesting light to grow plants?

How about plant factories focusing on high hygiene for food safety?

Medical marijuana?

Or converting a farm from soil to hydroponics?

Do you want to visit several commercial hydroponic and greenhouse farms?

Then join us at the APEX-Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia conference, 9-12 July 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Click here for the detailed speaker program.

Click here for the SOLD OUT trade exhibition and partner list.

Click here if you haven’t booked yet.  Ω

Posted 19 June 2017

25th Anniversary Collection now available

25th Anniversary Collection dual set DVD

25th Anniversary Collection dual set DVD

Celebrating 25 years of publishing with the release of our ‘Anniversary Collection 1991-2016’ dual DVD set at an awesome price – http://tinyurl.com/ybnhyxml

The 25th Anniversary Collection set contains every issue of Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine since the first issue, from Nov/Dec 1991 to Nov/Dec 2016. Fully indexed, each issue is a press quality interactive PDF file. See More

Dehumidify the air inside the greenhouse

Folks, it’s only a few weeks before this event commences. A must attend conference & trade show highlighting the latest research, expert advice, and growing technologies.

Mr Ziv Shaked from DryGair will be at the Brinkman Australia stand during The Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference in Adelaide, and you can ask him how to control humidity and save on energy with the DryGair Dehumidifying units. www.drygair.com See More

Aquaponics: Combining hydroponics with aquaculture

Wilson Lennard

Aquaponic expert Wilson Lennard

Learn a method to produce hydroponic nutrient mixture and strength analogues in an aquaponic environment at the coming Apex-Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) biennial conference and trade show to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, from 9-12 July 2017. See More

Final days for PCA conference ‘Early Bird’ discount

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Final days for Early Bird discount (expires Sunday 14 May) for Australia’s premier protected cropping industry event. The Apex Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) conference and trade show will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, from 9-12 July 2017. The event is expected to attract delegates and exhibitors throughout Australasia, Asia, North America and Europe. See More

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