Author Archives: A.J. Both

About A.J. Both

A.J. Both (both@aesop.rutgers.edu) is an associate extension specialist in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University.

Hydroponics Give Growers Control

The term hydroponics describes soilless cropping systems that rely on water to transport the necessary nutrients to plant roots. The main difference between hydroponics and soil-based growing systems is the lack of a buffering capacity for nutrients.Typically for hydroponics, a small amount of inert rooting medium is used to anchor the first roots immediately after

Learning To Conserve by A.J. Both

Rising energy costs this century have had a particularly severe impact on the greenhouse industry because structures are generally designed for maximum light transmissions and not maximum heat retention. While fluctuations in future energy prices are likely, the general consensus is that prices will remain high. Energy use and management will continue to have a