ABC's of Hydroponics for the Home Garden
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
Instructor: Bob Hochmuth, Multi-county Extension Agent, UF/IFAS Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, Live Oak, Florida.
Introduction- “The State of Hydroponics in Florida”
- Do you need a greenhouse or other protected structure?
- Advantages and disadvantages of various hydroponic production systems
- Systems using a soilless media (containers and media choices)
- Media choices (coconut fiber, perlite, vermiculite, composted pine bark, rockwool etc.)
- Containers for media (upright bags, lay-flat bags, Dutch buckets, nursery pots, open troughs, vertical systems)
- Nutrient solution based systems (nutrient film technique, floating systems, aeroponics)
- Selecting crops and varieties for hydroponics
- Starting your own transplants
- Crop culture for common vegetable and herb crops
- Irrigation systems
- Nutrient solutions, mixing and measuring
Check in starts at 8:30 AM
For more information please contact (727) 582-2562
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UF IFAS Extension Urban Horticulture
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