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CROP FARMING

Hydroponics

  • Prepare a production area for crop establishment.

  • Establish a hydroponic crop.

  • Establishing the crop includes removing seedlings/cuttings from seedbeds/trays, transplanting the seedlings/cuttings, appropriate placement of the irrigation into the bags/beds.

  • The fertilization includes but is not limited to spaghetti tubes and leader pipes for beds and drippers.

  • Seedlings and cuttings.

  • Identify the basic differences i.e. hydroponic and conventional (soil) production.

  • Differences are limited to soil versus growth media, open air versus protective structures.

Tunnel Farming

Getting started planning

  • Water Quality & quantity requirements for tunnel farming.

  • Management of tunnels Marketing of products.

  • Tunnel selection: Tunnels sizes 10.5 x 30 x 4.1 m standard.

  • Roll up tunnels 10.5 x 30 x 4.1m.

  • Starter (nursery) tunnels small scale 6.5 x 12 x 3.8m.

Tunnel maintenance

  • Preparing inside tunnel.

  • Laying floor plastic.

  • Packing planting bags.

  • Spacing dripper pipe.

  • Testing dripper system.

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