Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Today, we were introduced to a new, innovative way of growing crops. Aquaponics and hydroponics are a method based on the idea that plants can grow in pure nutrients and don't necessarily need dirt. It starts out with a group of Talapia in a tank that are grown and fed, and their excraments are collected in a tube. It is filtered out in a machine and funneled into a tub of water. tomato plants are in cups where their roots go down to touch the water and suck up food and water. I found it very intresting because it was so innovative from traditional plant growing, and because of how easy it was to set one up in a normal house. I think that this technology will really advance in several years into something that is very widespread.