Science in the UC Davis Aquaponic Greenhouse

One of the goals of our Aquaponic farm is to conduct experimentation at commercial scales using commercial methodology. Here, Brandon and Luisa are taking data on basil grown in a flood and drain system. One thing that is amazing about hydroponic plant production is that there are a number of solutions and strategies that can be employed by farmers to produce an exceptional product.  Perhaps some more labor and energy efficient, but many different modalities are available that enable a farmer to produce within the constraints of their environment, operational space and commercial product.

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UC Davis Aquaponics and Picnic Day 2020

Its starting to smell a lot like basil!

I love it when the aquaponic greenhouse is actually green. Perhaps I experience post harvest depression; if that is such a thing. February brings spring to the Central Valley which means it’s time to plant and begin thinking about our Picnic Day display. Nathan has a few interesting ideas up his sleeves and we continue to expand our thinking around Asian Specialty Crops. Next thing you know it will be July and COSMOS 11 2020 will be underway. If you are one of our amazing applicants, we just wanted to let you know we are still in the reviewing phase.

Putting this out into the universe: We are actively looking for more greenhouse space to really expand our commercial growing potential. So, if there are any potential partners out there don’t hesitate to reach out.

Vertical racks filled with herbs and vegetables.