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Behind-the-Scene: Jiujun Cheng

Dr. Jiujun Cheng is the Director of Technology Applications at Metagenom Bio. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the Yan’an University, China. He then did a Master’s of Science in Biochemistry at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of sciences.

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Directory of Aquaponic Fruits and Vegetable Farms in Canada

Last week, we posted a directory of hydroponic and aeroponic farms in Canada. This week, we searched the Internet once again for aquaponic fruits and vegetable farms in Canada. Each entry has the location of the farm and the crops that are hydroponically grown including fish (if sold as commodity). Farms are hydroponic unless otherwise indicated…

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Behind-the-Scene: Michael Lynch

Dr. Michael Lynch is the Director of Bioinformatics at Metagenom Bio Life Science which is the company behind Healthy Hydroponics. He did his Bachelor of Science and Master’s of Science in Plant Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. He then completed his PhD in Biology and his postdoc at the University of Waterloo.

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Pathogen Profile: Pythium

Our first Pathogen Profile is on Pythium as it is the most common pathogen that our growers have expressed concern about. This does not come as a surprise because Pythium is ubiquitous and known to cause root rot in a variety of greenhouse hydroponic crops.

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Identifying the Hydroponic Plant Microbiome – The Beginnings of Healthy Hydroponics

With the growth of the world population, climate change, global crises, and access to affordable clean energy are challenges to long term food security. We need to have sustainable food systems in place to output fresh, safe, sufficient, and accessible foods on all scales, from local to global. Food security is a societal priority that we must focus on.

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Information session

Are you a greenhouse or indoor farm grower and interested in participating in our studies, or just want to get more information about our plans or our technology? We are pleased to announce a virtual info session, scheduled for Sept 28, 11 am EDT. This session is being organized by OMAFRA. See this blog post…

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