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I send warm greetings and I am pleased to invite you to the Ninth International Congress Course and Hydroponics 2014 will be held in the College of Civil Engineers of the State of Mexico (CICEM) in Toluca Mexico State 15-16 and October 17, 2015.

It is predicted that 70% of the population live in urban areas by 2050.

Certainly the demand for agricultural products will not be enough to meet the great needs of these urban areas. Agriculture in the Cities will also have significant benefits for food security, along with rural regions.

To overcome the scarcity of land, water and other related programs such as biological and abiotic pollution, resources and the high cost of labor, etc… Hydroponics or soil cultivation without modern plays an important role in the agriculture of the future and are of great value to ecological systems.

Hydroponics is a Plant Factory.


With hydroponic or soilless culture technique, you can design a project of continuous production; to quantify the number of plants to space, nutrition, temperature, time planting – harvest, according to the required date; which can be throughout the year, from the same plant or different plants and also develop the required programming will agree to the date of delivery and expected utility.

Since 1996, I coined in my first book Hidroponia Basic (Page XV Editorial Diana.), The Fabric plant finish, inspired by the development that made ​​Henry Ford in 1927: installing his workshop in the barn, to redesign the manufacturing scheme for model “T” standardizing measures of body, engine, tires, etc., since previously all parties were of craft production, and achieved first production of automobiles.

Getting very significantly cheaper manufacturing costs, speeding up production and managed the communications world to live an authentic transformation because of transport which only served to show, slow, prohibitively expensive for most practical use without any , changed to a medium useful, fast, economical reach of mass transportation and allowed short-term transportation unite people, generate employment and indirectly solved the communication problem worldwide, facilitated trade closer to customers and suppliers, which improved the economy and culture increased.

That was as H. Ford introduced a practical innovation that contributed to the welfare of men. Also you verify that the secret to success is the production.

I used the term to designate Factory Plant good hydroponic farming or landless, to achieve mass production.

Applying this growing technique can obtain totally free of pollution vegetables in really high volumes at low cost and without harm to the planet or those who dwell here.

Both hydroponics and agriculture in general are like other sciences.

Hydroponics in one of its branches also analyzes the facts that show the actions of natural laws about plants and are known as the coordinates systematically through the information and research to optimize results.

Hydroponic includes; the production of vegetables, flowers and fruits, grasses, algae and greenhouse crops, being related to botany, plant physiology, architecture, chemistry, engineering in several of its branches as would be civil, electronics, mechanics, computer and robotics.


As emerging issue, the philosopher Democritus (460-360 BC) and also ARISTOTLE (384-322 BC) useful research for the development of agricultural science begins.

Following previous research and Johann Glauber through German physician and chemist (1604-1668) and the English scientist John Mayow (1642-1679) who proved the need for minerals for plant growth.

It is up to the eighteenth century German scientist and chemist Justus Von Lieig (1803-1873) brings to agriculture the use of mineral salts, in all cases absorbable by plants, breaking definitively with the theory of humus and is the Irish scientist Robert Boyle (1627-1691), is the creator of the idea of ​​growing plants in water, giving rise to crops without soil.

Horticulture in feeding the world.

Many developing countries do not produce enough food to meet the needs of its population.

Animals are part of the global food and they also depend on plants, to give you an idea we will see the following: In 1820 a farmer could supply the needs of 4 people In 1920-8 people In 1940, 10 people, En1950 15 people 1960-25 people By 1970, 57 people, In 2000 100 people And it is estimated that by 2050 fifty should cater to 2000 people, is it possible?

Since each day decreases the number of farmers has fallen to only 4% of the world population, are impoverished and land contaminated by use and also decrease due to urban sprawl.

The president of the United States Thomas Jefferson one of the most passionate of agriculture was proud of his peasant origins and considered agriculture as the most important of the arts and a smooth way to get our food.

In addition to edible plants such as potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, cilantro, papaya, strawberry, etc., other medicinal, ornamental and industrial:

Cotton textile application.

Agave tequila production.

Barley for brewing, food for cattle, Belladonna pharmaceutical application.

Rubber manufactures rubber for tires.

Tragacanth gum preparation for the food industry. Corn, for the production of biodegradable plastics.

The aim of the following books

  • Basic hydroponics
  • Commercial hydroponics
  • One more step in Hydroponics,
  • Easy Hydroponics for Young and not so Young
  • É Hydroponics for Dummies,

It is to introduce you to this wonder world of nature and help give life to beings so indispensable for all living beings on the planet. Plants.

With them you can feed yourself healthily and feed the animals, beautify the planet, avoid even a small part soil deterioration, improve the air you breathe, give greater force to the water and creating your small business, to which you can add a “plus” for the safety and security of your vegetables for retail, or median level for wholesaling or industrial level for the export sale.

And Hydroponics for Dummies book, and learn to cultivate also find a way to move from primary production to processing and storage of your hydroponic vegetables.

I wish you success and remind you that:

“The successes are born only when we dare to begin.”

Your friend Gloria