Advanced Hydroponic Applications

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Enrolled: 745 students
Duration: 4 Weeks
Lectures: 10
Level: Advanced

Hydroponic farming is being considered a revolution in the farming or agriculture industry because of its capability to produce surplus food. Most young people are not interested in being the subsistence farmers of the future especially after being educated in other disciplines. But they do want to be future farmers if technology is involved in the production and they can adopt these technologies to live closer to urban environments where they can have a better quality of life than in the rural past.

As our ability to understand the environmental costs of farming on land increases, we become more capable of developing technologies that ensure farming is more productive, less damaging to the environment, and adaptable to our lifestyle. We will teach you how to use 75% less land (aerial) and 90% less water to produce 4 times as much as a traditional farm in the same space.

Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without using soil but liquid or another medium such as coarse sand, coconut fiber, rock wool, and sawdust. Soilless culture systems are commonly known as hydroponic systems and can be further divided into open systems, where the surplus nutrient solution is not recycled, and closed systems, where the excess flow of nutrients from the roots is collected and recycled back into the system.

This online course will teach you everything about hydroponic systems and how they can be integrated into aquaponic systems for the commercial production of seafood. Soilless culture systems have evolved as one possible solution to avoid soil-borne diseases that have always been a problem in greenhouse cultivation especially in the tropics where air and soil-borne pathogens are prevalent.

We will teach you the simplified hydroponic system that has relieved people from poverty and hunger without the higher setup cost of traditional hydroponic systems. This method can be initiated in a small area and gets adapted to the conditions of urban living.

We will teach you:

⦁ How to isolate from the soil and cultivate at a convenient level to your budget and lifestyle with minimum effort
⦁ How to use water with low cot substrates such as sterile coarse sand, rock wool, sawdust or coconut fibre

⦁ How to test for contamination and detect harmful infectious diseases and the technique needed to create a balance nutrient mixture

⦁ How to minimize the use of water and recycle it in a way that doesn’t pollute the environment
⦁ How to use natural herbal treatments to control disease and pests without the use of any chemicals whatsoever

⦁ How to produce higher yields in less time and have multiple harvests all year round

⦁ How to understand hydroponic methods with less technological expertise involved
⦁ How to safely recycle the raw materials you use and continue using them with no replacement cost.
⦁ How to turn your venture into a lucrative income using 36 square meters to produce 12kg of vegetable yielding £300 per month
⦁ How to shade net and get a balanced shade to sun ratio suitable for the crops you grow using polythene sheets to protect plants from the sun and rain
⦁ All the equipment needed and how to use them, where to get them locally and how to plumb your system.

Studying this course will allow you to be up and running in no time providing a nutritious balance of crops for your use or a whole community.

The course curriculum for Advance Hydroponics

1. General Introduction – History, Geography, Climate, the Basics
2. Media Preparation and Fumigation
3. Temperature Necessary to kill Soil Pests
4. How plants grow – Difference between Soil and Hydroponic Growing
5. Nutriculture -Growing Substrate, Nutrient Solution, Base Nutrients, Macro Nutrients, Secondary Nutrients, Trace Elements, Additives
6. Plant Nutrient Biochemistry – Biochemical Processes in the Cell
7. Watering – Under and Over Watering, Ventilation, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Photosynthesis, Gases, Pollination
8. Hydroponic Green House Farming, Greenhouse Construction for Hydroponics, Hydroponic Crops, Types of Hydroponic Systems – Basic Wick, the Earth-Tainer, Raft Systems, Small Scale Raft Culture, Top Feed Drip System, Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Ebb and Flow, Vertical Growing
9. Aeroponics
10. Managing the Nutrient Solution – PH, EC, Oxygen, Temperature, TDS, PPM, Dissolved Oxygen,
11. What about Light? Sunlight, Artificial Light – LED Grow Light, Full Spectrum Filtering and Spectrum Specificity, Spectrum Intensity
12. What beginners Don’t Know? When Do I replace the Nutrient Solution? Plant Layout and Choice Varieties Per Geography and Climate for Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Scotch Bonnet Chillies, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Cabbage, Green Leaf Vegetables- Kale, Spinach, uGu, Lady Finger (Okra), Herbs- Rosemary
13. Environmental Factors Influencing Polythene Cultivation
14. Procurement – Suppliers of Raw Material and Equipment.

1. Introduction to Advanced Hydroponics

1
History, Geography, Climate, the Basics, Using Hydroponics for Food Production, Is it as Good as Organic farming?

2. Media Preparation and Fumigation

1
What Makes A good Media? Nutrient Solutions, Macro Nutrients, Secondary Nutrients, Trace Elements, Additives, Types of Systems, Fumigants, Temperature Necessary to kill Soil Pests

3. How Plants Grow

1
Difference between Soil and Hydroponic Growing, Nutriculture – Why Practice Nutriculture? Growing Substrate, Plant Nutrient Biochemistry – Biochemical Processes in the Cell

4. External Factors -Watering (Irrigation) -Co2 - O2

1
Irrigation Systems that work, Under and Over Watering, Symptoms to look out for in Excess Watering and Water Deficiency, Ventilation, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Photosynthesis, Gases, Pollination, Increase Yields by Carbon Dioxide Enrichment

5. Hydroponic Green House Farming - Constructions

1
Greenhouse Construction for Hydroponics, Hydroponic Crops, Types of Hydroponic Systems – Basic Wick, the Earth-Tainer, Raft Systems, Small Scale Raft Culture, Top Feed Drip System, Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), Ebb and Flow, Vertical Growing

6. Aeroponics

1
Managing the Nutrient Solution – PH, EC, Oxygen, What is EC -Electrical Conductivity, Temperature, TDS, PPM, Dissolved Oxygen

7. What about Lighting?

1
Sunlight, Artificial Light – LED Grow Light, Full Spectrum Filtering and Spectrum Specificity, Spectrum Intensity, Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFALs)

8. What beginners Don’t Know? Odor - Cloning

1
When Do I replace the Nutrient Solution? Plant Layout and Choice Varieties Per Geography and Climate for Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Scotch Bonnet Chillies, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Cabbage, Green Leaf Vegetables- Kale, Spinach, uGu, Lady Finger (Okra), Herbs- Rosemary, Odour Control Systems, Bud Boosters, Plant Stimulants, Additives, Super Growth Cabinets

9. Environmental Factors and Procurement

1
Environmental Factors Influencing Polythene Cultivation, Piping Work and Materials to use, Treatment for Temperature, Humidity Nutrients Configuration, Pollutants, Population Density, Mechanical and Sonic Effect, Light, and Parasites (Microbes)

10. Procurement and Supply Chain Management

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Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Market Penetration at the Local, National, and International level, Digital Measuring Instruments for EC, PH, TDS, Co2, O2, PPM, Accessories, Hydroponic Systems, Fittings, Pipes, Media, Propagation kits, Lighting, Air Ventilators, Nutrients, Additives, Fan, Filter, Grow Tents, Enterprise Management
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