We are excited to feature the first crop in our Plant Profile series that is produced in our aquaponics system. So what is this plant you ask? Well, it’s basil, Nufar Basil to be exact. We have it growing in our aquaponics greenhouse, which is located at our Dyersville, Iowa campus. We have recently updated and re-designed both our aquaponics system and building within the past year, and we are pretty excited about our new setup. We have been experimenting with several different types of plants, and we are happy to say, Nufar Basil has been a huge success. You can learn all about growing this crop for yourself in either a hydroponic system or aquaponics system below. Read more
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Aquaponics can be defined as the symbiotic relationship between plants and fish. Combining the techniques of hydroponics (soilless crop production) and aquaculture (farm raising fish), this closed loop system creates an ideal environment for both the crops and fish. Here at Growers Supply, we have been experimenting with aquaponics for years, and we wanted to share some of the benefits that we have found from incorporating an aquaponics system into existing aquaculture and hydroponic farms. Read more
If you’re a fan of ours on Facebook, or have followed our blogs for any amount of time, you may know that we have a strong commitment t not only providing great products to the agricultural community, but we like to teach people about the latest and greatest in different growing trends. We believe that teaching people about these new and upcoming technologies is a great way to excite the communities we serve about new ways of growing more successfully and sustainably.
That said, we are pleased to announce the first of many educational opportunities in our newest facility, Technology Center East, which is located at our South Windsor, Connecticut campus. We will be offering CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) Schools to those who are interested in learning about hydroponics, fodder production, aquaponics and more. Think you may be interested in signing up? Here are some Q&A’s for you to read over and perhaps decide to join us at our first CEA School in November!
At Growers Supply, we don’t want to simply sell you products. We think it is important to teach customers about the most up-and-coming trends in the agricultural and horticultural communities. Our CEA School will be a three-day, hands-on event that covers fodder production, hydroponics and aquaponics. The first CEA School of 2013 will be held from March 19 to 21.