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Recharging the Water Table with Proper Discharge

Crop fields generally rely on either existing sources of surface water or high capacity wells and pumps to stay irrigated during the driest parts of the year.

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The Importance of Drainage Systems in Agriculture

Farmers are rarely expected to be experts in hydrology and drainage. However, they need to at least learn the basics to keep their fields from flooding and to control erosion around irrigation systems and farm roads.

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Outdoor vs Covered Hydroponics Systems

Whether you decide to use in-ground or above ground containers for your hydroponics system, you’ll need to decide between open and covered designs.

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Challenges of Profitable Hydroponics Production

Even with the right equipment and some hands on training, there’s no guarantee of success from setting up a hydroponics system. 

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Commercial Hydroponics vs. Backyard and Hobby System

When you search online for information about hydroponics, you’ll find both commercial and hobby resources often mixed together.

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The Right Liner for In-Ground and Custom Built Hydroponics

While a liner might be a requirement for any custom made hydroponic tank or raceway, that doesn’t mean you can use any pond liner you can find. 

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How Do Ponds and Trenches Fit into Hydroponics?

While some of the original hydroculture experiments and related ancient methods used open waterways for growing, most modern hydroponics systems rely on pre-fabricated tanks, pipes, troughs, and similar containers. 

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The Main Methods of Hydroponics

As one of many branches of hydroculture, hydroponics is an umbrella term covering many related but distinct techniques. 

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What are the Potential Benefits of Hydroponics?

With thousands of years of history behind the use of traditional soil-based, it might be surprising that anyone bothered to develop a method of growing crops in water instead. 

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Choosing a Liner for Potable or Agricultural Use

Many commercial pond liners are marketed as being compatible with potable drinking water supplies or agricultural uses. 

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