Hydroponic farming startup Just vertical cultivates growth at home

August 11, 2021 2 Comments

The indoor growing industry is starting to scale. Farms that utilize hydroponics (grow produce without soil, usually in large warehouses) and traditional greenhouses have started to become integral parts of our food supply chain, mainly for leafy greens like lettuce, spinach and arugula.    Vertical hydroponic farming is often seen as a sustainable alternative to traditional …


UAE engineering firm, RAS supplier partner in aquaculture push

August 3, 2021 2 Comments

United Arab Emirates-based ALEC Engineering and Contracting LLC and Norwegian recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) supplier MAT Filtration Technologies and MAT-KULING are joining forces to grab a piece of the actions in UAE and Saudi Arabia growing land-based aquaculture sector. The exclusive strategic partnership formed by the companies is meant enable them to provide turnkey solution for several of the region’s upcoming …

Salinities in intensive biofloc, compared with an industrial scale for white shrimp.

June 21, 2021 4 Comments

As you are reading this, over half the seafood we eat globally is coming from farmed sources. As the fastest growing food producing sector globally, aquaculture is a key contributor to food security and provides jobs for millions. Yet despite its importance, aquaculture continues to be marred in controversy relating to the sustainability performance of …

What is the difference between hydroponic, organic and “regular” fertilizers?

January 13, 2021 0 Comments

Both hydroponic fertilizers and those intended for use in soil contain the three major nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The major difference in hydroponic fertilizers is that they contain the proper amounts of all the essential micro-nutrients which fertilizers intended for use with soil do not. The plants are expected to find these elements in …

Let’s talk about RAS

January 13, 2021 5 Comments

What are Biological filters? Biological filters are devices to culture microorganisms that will perform a given task for us. Different types of organisms will perform different tasks. Part of the art of designing and using bio-filters is to create an environment that will promote the growth of the organisms that are needed. Why do we …

Nutrient Film Technique In Aquaponics

January 11, 2021 3 Comments

The Nutrient Film Technique or NFT is a common hydroponic growing technique that has been adapted to aquaponics. The technique is favored for its simple setup and ease of use with many popular garden plants, but as with any system, there are some issues growers may encounter. The system operates by providing a slow, steady …