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How are Algae Used: Part 2

Typically considered a menace targeted for eradication, algae are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in managing certain phases of wastewater treatment

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How are Algae Used: Part 1

Algae are a large and diverse group of aquatic plants that range in size from microscopic single cells to seaweeds the size of trees. 

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Why Cultivate Algae?

Algae have come onto the world stage as one of the most exciting sustainable sources of biomass and oils for fuel, food, feed, and a wide variety of other useful products.

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Why are Algae Important?

Algae are a unique collection of eukaryotic organisms sometimes considered plants, bacteria or protists

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What’s the Best Irrigation System for a Commercial Greenhouse?

Plants grown in greenhouses are entirely dependent on artificial irrigation to meet their growth needs and there are plenty of options to handle the task

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5 More Useful Questions and Answers for New Greenhouse Professionals

In hot summers or during extreme heat waves, the internal temperature of a greenhouse can quickly rise to a point where the plants quickly suffer 

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5 Useful Questions and Answers for New Greenhouse Professionals

A greenhouse business is far more than growing beautiful plants.

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What Commercial Greenhouse Structure is Best?

Very generally speaking, there are three basic types of greenhouses suitable for commercial use

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What Materials are Best Suited to Commercial Greenhouses?

Rafters are the primary vertical supports of a greenhouse. 

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How Do You Manage a Greenhouse?

Managing a commercial greenhouse requires a two-pronged approach. 

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What Else Should I Know About Greenhouse Businesses?

Retail locations depend on a convenient, moderately high traffic location with easy road access to bring lots of customers

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How Do I Make a Greenhouse Profitable?

Those black 3-gallon pots all look the same, no matter who ships them to you, so it’s easy to assume that their prices will be relatively similar.

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Are Commercial Greenhouses Profitable?

Plants are continually in demand, so there is always a potential for profit in the greenhouse industry. 

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How Do I Start a Greenhouse Business?

Your business can only succeed if you’ve chosen the right location and right setup.

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How Do I Create a Business Plan for a Greenhouse Business?

Horticulture is the art of cultivating plants for food, medicinal purposes, and ornamentation

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What is Daily Management Like for Nursery Ponds?

On a daily basis, basic visual checks should be conducted on the nursery ponds.

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How Are Nursery Ponds Managed? Part 2: Stocking and Management

Once the nursery pond is fully prepared for a new season, it’s time to move newly developed fry to the nursery pond

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How Are Nursery Ponds Managed? Part 1: Pre-Stocking

In well managed nurseries, survival rates can run as high as 90%. 

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Why are Seasonal Nursery Ponds So Great?

Since fry have pretty specific requirements to support rapid growth, most nursery ponds aren’t actually used during colder months

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What is the Perfect Nursery Pond Liner?

Liners are important elements for any ponds in your aquaculture setup, but they are particularly critical for nursery ponds

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What Else Makes a Great Fish Nursery?

Nursery ponds are usually built to be independent of either hatching or grow ponds. 

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What Makes the Best Fish Nursery? Site Selection

Overall nursery pond design is very flexible and while it should always be tailored to the needs of the species produced

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Where Do Nursery Ponds Fit in Aquaculture?

The specific details in the life cycle of fish can vary among species, but fish generally progress through 6 stages.

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What is a Nursery Pond?

Nursery ponds are one stage of a series of ponds used in aquaculture (fish production).

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7 Top Questions About Gardening for Survivalists

Typical survivalists want to be reliably independent in their food production, and that can be a tall order. 

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