Posts published on June 2017

SD Hydro at the San Diego County Fair

Events

Come see SD Hydro’s award winning “Farm-Scraper” hydroponic installation at the 2017 San Diego County Fair located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds June 2nd – July 4th. In 2016 the San Diego County fair had record attendance accommodating about 1.6 million visitors during the fair and the organizers estimate that an average of more than 20,000 people walk through the “Farm Scraper” exhibit hall every day.

 

This will be SD Hydro’s second year constructing the a “Farm-Scraper” in the award winning ‘California Grown’ exhibit. Last year the installation was met with much enthusiasm from fair-goers and received an award from the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions.

 

The California Grown exhibit features educational farming displays showing the past, present and future of agriculture in California. SD Hydro’s display, the “Farm-Scraper”,  represents the future of farming in a world with ever increasing urban populations that will require innovative gardening techniques.

 

This year, to demonstrate alternative  gardening techniques, we are showcasing several hydroponic systems including a vertical hydroponic garden, a deep water culture system,  drip bucket system, a floating raft table and an Aeroflow system.

 

For more information about the San Diego County Fair Fair visit: https://sdfair.com/

 

Product Spotlight: Bluelab Pro Controller & PeriPods

products

 

 

Tired of mixing nutrients? Hate keeping up with pH? Let Bluelab® do it for you!

 

Do you spend your days running from garden to reservoirs perpetually checking pH and nutrient levels and then manually balancing and re-measuring over and over?  There are a million other things you’d rather be doing in your day, right? …. and who monitors these levels when you’re not there? Growers who have many years of experience will tell you, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ … it’s a matter of ‘when’ will pH issues happen.

 

The innovative team at Bluelab® have released the Bluelab® Pro Controller Connect and Bluelab® PeriPodsTM to take care of your investment 24/7. This unique controller can dose nutrients into your reservoir constantly to parameters set by you.  Simply set your required EC, pH and dosing values on your controller, place the probes in your reservoir or sample pot and as your plants feed, pH and nutrients are automatically adjusted to the desired range.

Sounds like a time saver, right?

 

The Bluelab® Pro Controller Connect is easy to customize to your growing needs.   With an easy-to-navigate menu for you to set up and a simple calibration process makes pH calibration easy.  No calibration is ever needed on the EC probe!  Just keep it clean and you’ll be spot on all the time.

 

An optional external alarm and lockout box provides a convenient connection point for an external alarm. It can also be used to stop the controller dosing when feeding out in a drip system or even flooding in a flood and drain system.

 

Bluelab® PeriPodsTM are sold separately giving you the option to customize with a pump size that fits your individual set up. You can choose between the M3 which will dose up to 120 ml (4 oz.) per minute per pump or, the L3 which can dose up to a whopping 1200 ml per minute (40 oz.) per pump – that’ll keep up with the biggest reservoir! The three-pump configuration (one for pH and two for nutrients) are easy-to-use peristaltic pumps that can be calibrated to ensure equal dosing.

 

If that wasn’t enough, it also comes with our Bluelab® Connect stick that enables your Bluelab® Pro Controller (and all your other Bluelab® Connect devices) to wirelessly send real time readings to your computer. See the status of all your Bluelab® Connect devices and make changes to your controller’s settings, directly from the computer.   Also, when connected to the internet, you’ll be able to check your devices live status on your smart phone – anywhere in the world!

 

Fortunately, Bluelab® Connect is designed for gardeners.  Track your progress, repeat your successes and improve your results.

 

Automated, constant control of reservoir pH and nutrient levels is here now.  Ask for Bluelab® Pro Controller Connect and Bluelab® PeriPodsTM

 

This product spotlight was provided by our friends at Bluelab®.