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Date: 2024-05-18 Page is: DBtxt003.php txt00005150

Commercial Aquaponics
High intensity salad growing

Remember food taste far better when it is eaten closer to the time it is harvested, this does not mean that any crop grown a certain way has more flavour.

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess

We as Growers have always grown crops to a commercial standard which meet supermarket protocols and traceability  standards. This also means that some of the crops we see although may be eatable and even have flavour they would not meet marketable standards. 

Remember food taste far better when it is eaten closer to the time it is harvested, this does not mean that any crop grown a certain way has more flavour. But food eaten within hours of Harvest does have 100% more flavour. 


So how can we improve the whole concept of Aquaponics ? Well we start by improving the growing side of the whole system as what we see now is 'Home Hobby' growing that are trying to move into commercially scale growing but with no idea of how to do this. We see crops like this tomato and Lettuce plant and comments saying this plant is more commercial than a Hydroponic grown plant.
As a commercial grower the Lettuce would not be sold to the public and the markets that we sell to would not buy this product. The Tomato plant looks as though the person who grew this did not have a clue how to trim a tomato plant, This is what we have to move away from,We have to grow commercially viable crops by using aquaponics then maybe we can move into the local backyard growing systems that grow commercial crops and make the system more viable.
Tomato Plant Lettuce Plant Tomato and fish tank
None of the above can really be called commercial products or plants, it really does make you think that these people have never seen a tomato plant grown correctly. Below are some examples of a commercial crop and Staff hanging the string for the tomatoes to be supported on.


With this is mind we have designed a NEW aquaponic system that grows plants in a commercial way but you have to know how to grow, and for this we are willing to teach you the basics of commercial growing.

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