Essentials of Hydroponics Production: A tHRIve Symposium
Hydroponics has been used for more than a century by small farmers, hobbyists, and commercial enterprises. Growing healthy and nutritious leafy greens and other crops in hydroponics requires good understanding of crop growth responses, physical systems, and their management. This 2.5-hour program is an opportunity for novices to learn the essentials of hydroponic production. It is also a good opportunity to learn technologies and tips to share with home gardeners. Speakers for this program are nationally and internationally recognized scientists and engineers in both academia and the industry sector. Information shared during this program includes insights from several HRI-supported and USDA NIFA Specialty Crop Research Initiative funded projects including OptimIA and LAMP. Industry professionals (beginners) in greenhouse and indoor farms, students, and home gardeners are encouraged to register.