HYDROYATRA- 2019- A Pet Bharo Initiative- First time in India

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Hydroyatra 2019 is a brainchild of Lt Cdr CV Prakash (retd) IN, Lead Instructor, Farmer and CEO of Aggragannya Skills Private Limited based in Dharwad, Karnataka State, India. This company is the offshoot of the famous “Pet Bharo Project” established in the year 2008 and has trained upwards of 10000 students in the field of simplified hydroponics ever since and continues to do so with greater determination to bring easily affordable, sustainable soilless cultivation to India’s teeming millions. Commencing with our first training batch at Mumbai on 12th Jan 2019, Aggragannya will cover almost thirteen cities and conduct almost 42 workshops all over the nation finishing off on 21st Dec 2019. Hydroyatra 2019 brings Simplified Hydroponics education literally to your very doorstep. No longer the students need to spend any money on travel, accommodation and food costs as we visit them. This is a huge saving for the prospective participants. What’s more the participant is more receptive as he has no travel fatigue.
Hydroyatra 2019 also sees some new features added to our usual offerings viz. Your Instructor stays back one more day after the workshop is completed so that there can be informal interaction with participants who wish to discuss about their pilot projects, get any lingering doubts cleared and go back to their homes with greater confidence. The 2nd day session is absolutely free.
The hallmark of our training workshop is that participants will be taught personally by the pioneer in Indian Hydroponics viz. Lt Cdr CV Prakash (retd) IN.
Our workshops teach participants not the rosy side of this science but the importance of knowing that Hydroponics is a science, it’s about procedure, process, diligence, persistence, eye for detail, passion, purpose and perseverance. Our teaching methodology keeps the teaching to easily learnable ways and anyone with a basic understanding of high school science can get a grab on the subject.
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India's only training course in Soil-less Cultivation/Hydroponics.
Come!!! Spark a Revolution.

The Institute of Simplified Hydroponics conducts regular courses in Simplified Hydroponics/Soil-less Cultivation
Training was first started in Jan 2009 and so far the Institute has trained more than 5000 students from all over India.

Each Workshop can accommodate no more than 18 participants at any time.
It is therefore prudent to book your seats well in advance and all registrations close two weeks before training dates.
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Outstation Training Workshops​

These can be conducted if there are individuals and/or organisations that can gather atleast 20 students at a time. s per convenient time slots these programs can be conducted any where in India/abroad.

What you will learn

Introduction to hydroponics/soil-less cultivation

  • History of Hydroponics
  • Present day application of hydroponics
  • How plants grow and what are their basic needs
  • What can be grown in Hydroponics
  • Yields and reasons for higher yields in Hydroponics
  • Possibilities of growing varieties
  • How much can be grown in a unit area.
  • Making growing containers and basic recyclable materials.
  • Kinds of Substrates and how to prepare them and resources to procure them
  • Importance of root aeration and choice of substrates
  • Importance of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Light intensity for plants
  • What is Photosynthesis and best times for the same
  • Planting of seeds and germination characteristics
  • Transplanting of saplings into larger grow beds
  • Spacing characteristic between plants
  • Growing in nutrient solution. What can be grown?
  • Nutrients Explanation- difference between Organic and Hydroponics
  • Mixing of Nutrients- How to use and concentrations
  • When and how much to water plants with nutrients.
  • What is a nutrient station.
  • Garden- Hygienic Practices
  • Pest control- Types of  pests
  • Trap crops. What are they?
  • Herbal Pesticides-How to create/mix and use them.
  • Mechanical Pest Traps-how they work
  • Day to Day maintenance of a Hydroponics garden.
  • Reference of erstwhile ISH students and their work
  • Resources and support from ISH staff
  • Vocational and Business opportunities in Hydroponics- Potential
  • Types of Commercial Hydroponic Systems.