If you find yourself near the Cobb Galleria this weekend, drop by the Southeast Horticulture Society Booth just inside the main entrance. We are showcasing our latest in sustainable farming technology with the Bio-Incubator, a three level aquaponic growing system. There will also be an Aquarium Biogarden with Bonsai planting. ... Continue Reading
Bioponics utilizes biologically decomposed organic matter as fertilizer source.
Similar to windrow dry composting except that the nutrients are all trapped in the water. Also, there is no physical effort involved. Fertilizing the bioponic garden is about as easy as taking out the trash. As a bioponic fertilizer source pre-consumer ... Continue Reading
In addition to the benefits of vitamins and minerals found in whole foods there is a growing body of information addressing the benefits of plant derived chemicals, not typically thought of as nutrients. Broccoli is one of those plants that we find interesting as a plant for bioponic and hydroponic ... Continue Reading
What makes bioponics uniquely different that aquaponics is that while it supports fish, it does not require fish to fertlize the beds. A balanced system is like an ecosystem, supporting all varieties of life but not depending on one element to support the operation.
Efficiencies of bioponic approach vs. conventional farming
Conventional: Water used on soil lost to water table. Only small amount is absorbed by roots. Excessive use of water increases reliance on municipal water causing higher sodium and chloride salt buildup, impedes plant growth.
Bioponics: Uses 90% less water than conventional irrigation. Water used ... Continue Reading
Fish eat grass so why do we feed them grains?
They are vegetarians, herbivores. Contrary to conventional thinking, fish do not prefer manufactured foods. They like plants and bacteria that decompose those plants. Plus they eat algae. Duckweed is an exceptional plant that tilapia feed on as are the roots of ... Continue Reading
From around the world we are learning more and more how others are creating their own models of sustainability.
Hydroponics would benefit tremendously to have a homemade source of fertlizer. The notion of organic can actually be elevated to a second generation, requiring that food consumed by the source of the ... Continue Reading
This is an experiment in raising microgreens without dirt, chemicals or synthetic media. The Bioponica™ bed itself is optimized for 10" standard sized trays. The water levels are set to fill to the top of the rocks and can be adjusted with drain valve to any level. With a bioponic ... Continue Reading
This educator is making an excellent point. This at the Univ of Hawaii A&A Conference is iterated nicely.
It mirrors what we've been saying at Bioponica.
Aquaponics is just the tip of the iceberg, an I'm not talking about lettuce, but I am, really I am. Aquaponics is suitable for green leafy ... Continue Reading