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Issue 10: Hydroponics in Antarctica

Issue 10 May/June – 1993 Story Title: Hydroponics in Antarctica Author: Dr Brian Hanger The Australian Antarctic Division has three manned stations – Casey, Davis and Mawson. Hydroponics has been tried at all three stations with mixed success. Interest in hydroponics by the National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) extends back to the late 1970’s,...
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Issue 09: pH Factor

Issue 09 March/April – 1993 Story Title: pH Factor Author: Steven Carruthers Using and Calibrating pH & Conductivity Test Pens Electronic digital pH and conductivity testers, now widely used for hydroponics, are designed to provide accurate testing and control of pH (the measure and acidity and alkalinity), and of the concentration of the nutrient...
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Issue 08: Flowerponics

Issue 08 January/February – 1993 Story Title: Flowerponics Author: Roger Fox Going commercial, as hydroponic consultants so often stress, is no easy road to a fortune. The seeming ease of hydroponic growing, when compared with soil, has deceived many a beginner into thinking that once they can get a system up and running, their...
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Issue 07: Planning Commercial Hydroponics Part 2

Issue 07 November/December – 1992 Story Title: Planning Commercial Hydroponics Pt.2 – Step by Step Author: Rick Donnan In the final part of this feature, Rick Donnan takes a closer look at the management side of hydroponic farming, and the typical experiences of the new grower. Management Factors As you will be operating a...
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Issue 06: Planning Commercial Hydroponics Part 1

Issue 06 September/October – 1992 Story Title: Planning Commercial Hydroponics Part 1 Author: Rick Donnan To operate a commercial hydroponic enterprise Is to run a small business In the field of Intensive horticulture. Like any small business, careful planning Is essential for Its success. “HYDROPONICS” is the growing of plants in systems isolated from...
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Issue 05: Aeroponics

Issue 05 July/August – 1992 Story Title: Aeroponics Author: Steven Carruthers Aeroponics is the most recent development in hydroponic methods, and one that has gained much publicity over recent years. It is defined by the International Society for Soiless Culture as a system where roots are continuously or discontinuously in an environment saturated with...
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Issue 04: NFT Culture

Issue 04 May/June – 1992 Story Title: NFT Culture Author: Don Slade The system of Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) was originally designed and developed by Dr Allen Cooper. The concept is described by Dr Cooper as follows: ” A very shallow stream of water containing all the dissolved nutrients required for growth is recirculated...
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Issue 03: Drought Busters

Issue 03 March/April – 1992 Story Title: Drought Busters Author: Steven Carruthers Australia, for all its agricultural bounty, is a land all too frequently ravaged by drought, flood and fire. During the recent drought that struck the mid North Coast of NSW, deer farmer Peter Ryan turned to hydroponics to produce his own green...
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Issue 02: Sand Culture

Issue 02 January/February – 1992 Story Title: Sand Culture Author: Leo Wright “Sand culture is one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of soilless culture, and is widely used in the dry arid regions of the Middle East. Although it is not used in Australia on a commercial scale, it has proved popular...
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