hak007July 21, 2008

Totally New to this field, the company i work for wants to invest in growing of vegetables for local consumption and / or export through hydroponics. I was wondering if a pro can lend some help in identifying web sites from where i can get the basic info . The magnitude of investment required and the returns expected. Also info related to any company involved in hydroponics on large scale.



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greystoke(South Africa(11))

We are mostly amateurs, but we can give you enough information to get the gist of the story.
Try this link for basic info: WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?

To go professional you should perhaps visit a place like Holland and see some of the set-ups. You can then also speak to a consultant for info on investment (and maybe even aid)

Good luck

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 12:24AM
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Honestly probably the best thing you could do would be to find the nearest hydroponic farm to where you are and see if you can schedule an in-depth tour of the facilities. There's just no amount of explaining that can substitute for seeing it yourself.

That being said, if you're looking into commercial food production via hydroponics, I would recommend telling your boss to pay for a copy of "Hydroponic Food Production" by Dr. Howard M. Resh. It's about $50 USD for a copy and it is the single best resource I've seen or heard about for hydroponic food cropping.

Plus, it covers the commercial aspects rather nicely. Honestly, I doubt there's a hydroponic farm anywhere in the world that doesn't have a copy of the book somewhere on the premises.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 3:57PM
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