Costa Rica Headquarters of the II International Congress on Hydroponics

From March 31 to April 3, Costa Rica will bring together sixteen experts from nine countries and more than 150 people.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There will be members of the International Association of Consultants in Hydroponics and leading specialists from Peru, Mexico, Argentina, the USA, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Spain and Costa Rica as speakers who will make an introduction to the culture of protected cultivation, and they will highlight the importance of the different hydroponics methods.

Additionally, they will talk about the cultivation of bell peppers, potato seeds, strawberries, flowers, leaves, green forage, alfalfa, coriander, dwarf spinach and onion in alternative production systems.

They will also speak about applied irrigation infrastructure, the harmlessness of vegetables and the factors that affect their post harvest; the climactic management of the greenhouse, infectious diseases and pests in hydroponics,; the factors affecting the availability of micro-nutrients in plants and the importance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in vegetable cultivation.

Hydroponics producers from Central America, Mexico, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela will participate in the congress and share their successful experiences in this field, .



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