Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"produces an optimal growing condition"

Indeed, the 30-acre farm, owners Diane, Chuck, and son C.J. Koshivas say, has entered the next generation of farming, cutting labor costs and boosting produce yields, thanks to the hydro-stackers, used in a type of growing called hydroponics. 
“We were losing money,” said C.J. Koshivas in describing the state of the farm before hydroponics. “We were only going to survive another couple of years.” 
Hydroponics is growing plants with mineral nutrients in water instead of soil. The Koshivas first heard about the hydro-stackers two years ago from inventor Chester Bullock, who owns a farm in Tampa, Fla

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x345282570/High-tech-harvest-in-Franklin#ixzz1yERxIvEd

Visit the Fairmount Fruit Farm online http://www.fairmountfruit.com/ or at the Farmers Market on the Town Common each Friday from noon to 6:00 PM

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