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PET Bottle Greenwall Project

November 30, 2016
PET Bottle Greenwall Project

Australia’s Greenwall pioneer, Mark Paul, horticulturist and founder of the PET Bottle Greenwall Project, is calling for recruits to make his school community project a nationwide program. Read More »

Connecting Queensland agriculture with the world in 2017

November 24, 2016

TropAg2017, the world’s leading tropical agriculture and food science conference, will showcase Queensland agriculture innovations and technologies in Brisbane on 20-22 November 2017. Announced by the Hon. Bill Byrne MP, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on 23 November, the highly successful AgFutures conference will be incorporated into TropAg to showcase the state’s latest developments and applications in digital and data platforms, robotics, satellites and biotechnologies. Read More »

International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2017

November 17, 2016
Dr Toyoki Kozai

The Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (FDCEA) will hold its International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center, Panama City, Panama, from 17-19 May 2017. Controlled environment agriculture is the present and future of global food production. By using CEA technology growers can protect and maintain optimal growing conditions throughout the entire development of the crop enabling crop production year-round. Read More »

Should I use nutrient solution analysis or plant tissue analysis?

November 14, 2016

I am a commercial tomato grower, experienced in soil growing, but have now gone into hydroponics, using bags of coco peat. I am used to having tissue analysis done, but I have been told that I would be better off getting nutrient solution analysis. What do you suggest?

Answer by RICK DONNAN Read More »

A growing industry

November 14, 2016
Christine Brown-Paul

Happy 25th Birthday to us and welcome to this Silver Anniversary issue of Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses. Our first issue was published as a bi-monthly magazine in November/December 1991 – we look forward to the next 25 years! Read More »

Greenhouse and Hydroponic Technical Management Course for India

November 5, 2016
Commercial greenhouse and hydroponic ourse training.

The course is specifically designed to develop technical and management skills of owners, staff and managers of greenhouse and hydroponic growing systems to meet the challenges of producing high quality and high value food for India. The course is suitable for all levels of expertise and experience and also for those considering setting up a hydroponic greenhouse operation. It covers all aspects of commercial greenhouse-based hydroponic growing and attendees will gain a unique insight into the latest developments and best practice currently being employed throughout the world. It is also highly useful for commercial horticultural companies wishing to gain an insight into the rapidly expanding Indian market of hydroponics. Read More »

All bottled up

November 5, 2016
Each child has their own space in the garden, designs their own planting schemes and then plants their chosen vegetables.

In primary schools in Tasmania and the UK, recycled bottle greenhouses are helping students learn lessons about sustainability and how to grow fruit and vegetables.