Hydroponics/Greenhouse Vegetables

Monday, February 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Plant Nutrition for Hydroponic Lettuce

Come prepared to learn several fertilizer recipes for hydroponic lettuce from simple 1 or 2 bag recipes to more complex recipes. We’ll discuss strategies for monitoring pH, EC, and overall nutrient levels as well as symptoms and corrective actions for the most common nutrient disorders.

Neil Mattson, Cornell University

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Water and Nitrogen Management and Use Efficiency of Hydroponic Leafy Vegetables

Optimum crop growth in recirculating hydroponic systems is greatly affected by water and nitrogen management. This presentation will discuss how pre- and post-transplant N fertilization rates affect seasonal growth dynamics, yield and N use efficiency in lettuce.

Daniel Leskovar, Texas A & M

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Growing Cucumbers Hydropnically

Thomas Ford, Penn State Extension

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Agronomic Biofortification of Soilless Vegetables for the Production of Functional Greens

Francesco Di Gioia, Penn State University