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Crop rotations and crop planning

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 15: Start thinking about crop rotation by imagining you have three beds (A, B, and C), and you plant the same crop in each bed every year. What is crop rotation and why would someone do it? Imagine a simplified urban farm with three beds: A, B, and C. In bed...

Hydroponic or aquaponic urban farms

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Figure 3: Basil grown hydroponically in a plug floated in a foam mat on top of a tank of water, at Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Temple Hills, MD. Photo by Neith Little, UMD Extension. Hydroponics means growing plants using...

Chapter 1: Urban production systems

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Neith Little Extension Agent, Urban Agriculture University of Maryland Extension In agricultural contexts, the word production is used as short-hand to refer to all the activities involved in physically growing, raising, or making the products (vegetables, flowers...

Hydroponic Fodder — Is it a viable option for feeding sheep, goats and other livestock?

Although the methods of hydroponic fodder production date back to the 1930's, there is renewed interest in hydroponic fodder as a feedstuff for sheep, goats, and other livestock. Hydroponics is a ... more ››
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