of freshwater is used for agriculture
The electrical conductivity (EC) unit is commonly employed for analyzing fertilizer component concentrations in hydroponic growth’s nutrient solution or root zone. This involves measuring the electrical conductivity of a solution to determine the cumulative ions necessary for plants (e.g., NO3-, Fe3+) and ballast components (e.g., Na+). The EC value is usually expressed in either millisimens (mS/cm) or microsimens (µS/cm).
Caté, the renowned applied research station in Saint Pol de Léon, situated at the heart of Brittany’s thriving vegetable and horticultural region, has concluded a series of comprehensive comparative trials focusing on stonewool and coco growing media for soilless tomato cultivation. The trials, spanning multiple seasons, have yielded remarkable insights into the agronomic, environmental, and economic advantages of these two media.
As the world's population continues to grow, natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Let’s have a look at opportunities to ensure plentiful, healthy food production and availability.
Traditionally, the spring season has always been the prime time for strawberries. Particularly when grown outdoors. But there is more and more proof that global strawberry cultivation is at a turning point. The latest step is to start cultivating year-round, possibly providing fresh produce in the midst of winter.