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How CropKing NFT Channels Compare

Posted by Cropking on 10/23/2017

CropKing’s many years of research and growing experience have helped us determine the best equipment and growing methods for a variety of crops. When the goal is to produce high quality lettuce and herb crops, we recommend the NFT channel system. This recirculating system efficiently reduces water and fertilizer usage while maximizing production space. This growing system is an investment in the future of your business and every component is of the highest quality.

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Organic Media Production with Ellepot

Posted by Cropking on 10/16/2017

CropKing is offering a 100 percent biodegradable organic media option — 60 percent peat, 30 percent coco and 10 percent perlite — wrapped in Ellepot membrane, says Dante D’Avello, a CropKing tech who comes from an aquatic biology background.

Many customers in the market desire organic media options, D’Avello says. CropKing has seen a continued demand from producers who want to be certified organic, for an organic option that works well in NFT and other hydroponic production systems.

Early Ground Shipping

Posted by Cropking on 10/9/2017
Greenhouse foundation

Autumn is the time of year when growers might prepare to expand existing structures or erect new greenhouses. It is important to begin these projects sooner rather than later because freezing temperatures can make establishing the base of a greenhouse increasingly expensive and time consuming.


Battling Botrytis

Posted by Cropking on 10/2/2017
Botrytis cinerea

Disease pressure in an environmentally controlled hydroponic greenhouse is minimal compared to field conditions, but the threat is never completely eliminated. If growers don’t keep a watchful eye on the internal climate, diseases could proliferate rapidly and even devastate the crop.

pH Should Stand for Plant Health!

Posted by Cropking on 7/18/2017

Plants are critical in our daily lives and many people take them for granted. We feed ourselves with plants, we feed our food with plants, we breath the oxygen from plants, they “breathe” our carbon dioxide, they keep the soil strong, and they do a lot more than what I can fit in this article. Bottom line: they are critical to our survival. Shouldn’t we respect plants as much we respect ourselves? Plants deserve to be just as healthy as we do, but they need some help from us!

Fall Crops Podcast

Posted by Cropking on 10/10/2016

This podcast was done by Greenhouse Management through their Grower Radio Network Podcast In this episode Greenhouse Management talks to CropKing’s horticulturist and greenhouse manager Theodore Huggins. Ted talks about different factors that need to be taken into consideration when selecting potential crops.

Preventing Disease in the Greenhouse Podcast

Posted by Cropking on 9/14/2016

This podcast was done by Greenhouse Management through their Grower Radio Network Podcast. In this episode Greenhouse Management Talks to CropKing’s horticulturist and greenhouse manager Theodore Huggins. Ted talks about how to maintain a healthy greenhouse through preventative practices.

CropKing Grower Workshop Podcast

Posted by Cropking on 9/1/2016

This podcast was done by Greenhouse Management through their Grower Radio Network Podcast. In this episode Greenhouse Management Talks to Katie Kern, a CropKing grower from Bradwood Farms. Katie talks about her experience attending a CropKing workshop and how it has helped start their hydroponic produce business. For more information on CropKing’s grower workshop give us a call at 330-302-4203.

Hydroponic Fodder Podcast

Posted by Cropking on 8/24/2016

This podcast was done by Greenhouse Management through their Grower Radio Network Podcast. In this episode, our commercial sales representative and horticulturalist Maxwell Salinger talks about hydroponic fodder. He goes over what fodder is and how we grow it hydroponically. For more information on CropKing’s Fodder systems give us a call at 330-302-4203.

High Tunnel Growing Podcast

Posted by Cropking on 8/10/2016

This podcast was done by Greenhouse Management through their Grower Radio Network Podcast. In this episode, our commercial sales representative and horticulturalist Maxwell Salinger talks about the benefits of using a high tunnel greenhouse for seasonal extension. Maxwell also talks about different crops that you can grow in a high tunnel, as well as the different growing systems used. For more information on a CropKing High Tunnel package give us a call at 330-302-4203.

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