About Us

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses is an independent online digital magazine dedicated to commercial hydroponic/soilless culture and greenhouse growers, aquaponicist, horticulturists, industry consultants, equipment suppliers, researchers, educators, students, and allied trades. This website reports on the latest industry news, products, research and development, as well as profiling soilless culture and greenhouse enterprises and people from around the world. Back issue can be read online, printed or downloaded to your workstation, laptop, tablet or smartphone for archiving or off-line reading.

Bell Award

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses is back-to-back recipient of Publishers Australia’s Bell Award for ‘Best Specialist Magazine’.

Since the first publication, Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses emerged as an important resource for the Protected Cropping Industry worldwide, containing searchable articles from 27 years of publishing. Our Australian and international readership is a result of our consistent high ranking on all the major search engines in the protected cropping sector, making it easy for people to search, research and discover the content they need to achieve better results.

Casper Publications

The office of Casper Publications Pty Ltd is situated on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. The company published the first issue of Practical Hydroponics in 1991 when it was recognised there were more hydroponic failures than success stories. In those days there were few books available on soilless culture, and successful growers were reluctant to share their hard-earned knowledge with others.

Today, the hydroponic/soilless culture industry has developed into a global family of dedicated growers, each in their own way pioneering the horticultural techniques of a new age. Here at Casper Publications, we like to think we have played a part in the development of the Australian hydroponics and greenhouse industry, and we hope we can contribute and learn from the global pool of soilless culture knowledge.

Casper Publications is a three-time recipient of Publishers Australia’s Bell Award for ‘Best Small Publisher’ and Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses is a two-time recipient of the Bell Award for ‘Best Specialist Magazine’.

Let’s hear your ideas

Do you have a story for us? We welcome stories for publication with a focus on hydroponics, greenhouse, IPM, crop management and horticulture lighting technology. We publish news, reviews, new products, ‘how-to’ articles, farm and industry profiles. We recommend image(s) accompany text for publication. Let’s hear your ideas.

The Publisher reserves the right to refuse any articles.

Send correspondence to:
Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses
36 Corrie Road, North Manly, NSW 2100 Australia
Phone: +61 404 063 990
Email: info@hydroponics.com.au


Steven Carruthers
+61 (0) 404 063 990



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Steve Harrison
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