Pesticide-Free Pest Control [Webinar Replay + Transcription]

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Pesticide-Free Pest Control  American Hydroponics Webinar [Replay from September 21, 2017]

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Hi, good afternoon, I’m Joe Swartz from American Hydroponics. Thank you for joining us today. We’re going to talk about how biological pests, insects, and disease are some of the biggest challenges facing growers today.

So, it’s very very important to understand what’s going on in the greenhouse and find better ways to deal with it. One of the most common questions I get from people is “what is this in my greenhouse or why do I have this big patch of dead plants?” So what we really need to do is first talk about the importance of being very involved in scouting every day. We are here today in the Humboldt County Office of Education greenhouse.

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New Rooftop Farms Sprout up in Singapore!

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American Hydroponics (AmHydro) of Arcata, CA and ComCrop of Singapore are proud to announce the development of an 8-greenhouse rooftop farm to provide pesticide-free, sustainable food to this Island Nation.

ComCrop, Singapore’s premier rooftop farming company, will be utilizing specialized rooftop greenhouse technology and state of the art AmHydro hydroponic growing systems to address skyrocketing demand for locally grown, sustainable produce.

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That STEEP learning curve in Controlled Environment Ag (and how to avoid it!)

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During the past several years, interest in Controlled Environment Ag (CEA) has virtually exploded. Current growers are expanding at a rapid pace and new entrants to the field abound. From greenhouse production to indoor vertical farming (IVF), we hear an unending list of stories of “new and innovative growing systems and techniques,” all promising a countless array of benefits. Unfortunately, this isn’t new.

Or maybe better yet, fortunately, this isn’t new.

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5 weeks to FOOD – What are you waiting for? It’s time for you to “Get Growing!”

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ABOVE: AmHydro “10K Get Growing! Bundle” BELOW: The same farm, just 5 weeks later!

With the new year fast approaching, many people are looking to venture into the field of hydroponics. Quite possibly, it’s you. Is this your year? So…what’s stopping you? If you’re like most people, there are definitely a few things standing in your way. Have you done any internet research on the subject lately? Likely so, and by now, your head is surely spinning. The mind-numbing amount of information (and MIS-information) is staggering! Various companies and diverse technologies are all screaming for your attention, making their pitch as to why “their” approach is best. As a professional grower for the past 32 years, I have definitely seen my share of what many of these companies have to offer. Unfortunately, much of this has not been good.

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