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
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
Here is an overview of what minerals and elements are found in human urine. This is useful for determining urine requirements for volumes of water base total plants and plant needs. Algosolar will soon post a calculator to help calculate ratios. Nearly all of these substances are utilized by all ... Continue Reading
Two recent studies, published in the J. Agric. Food Chem., showed that when wood ash was combined with human urine and used as fertilizer the results outperformed chemical fertilizers. Greenhouse tomatoes fertilized with urine, with urine and ash compared to those fertilized with 135 kg ... Continue Reading
It's a fast start, seeds germinated in a day. No lid on top of this tray but water is pumping on average 15 minutes each hour; enough to keep wet between cycles, especially with the humidity we've had in ATL this month. I've tested growing micro ... Continue Reading
Human waste could be an alternative to chemical fertilizers.
29 June 2007
Human urine could nourish the plankton used as food on fish farms. Plankton grown in diluted urine do better than those given other nitrogen-rich materials, ecological engineers have found.
Bara Bihari Jana and his colleagues at the University of Kalyani, ... Continue Reading