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Alec G Sparkes: Plant cultivation method and apparatus. Perifleur Products, Lucas & Just, May 14, 1996: US05515648 (12 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the propagation and growing of plants, and particularly concerns an apparatus for growing large numbers of plants in a small area, with optimized use of available and artificial light, and to reduce the effect of plants competing for light.


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Jacques Duchateau, Christien Van den Bossche: Vitreous fertilizer compositions. BFG Glassgroup, Spencer & Kaye, June 15, 1982: US04334908 (11 worldwide citation)

A composition of matter for use as a vitreous fertilizer comprising a soluble vitreous constituent comprising the following ingredients: 35 to 55 moles %, P.sub.2 O.sub.5 ; less than 10 moles %, K.sub.2 O; and the balance to 100 moles %, CaO and/or MgO. The balance of the composition, if any, is con ...


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Kei Mori: Plant cultivating device. Jordan and Hamburg, September 23, 1986: US04612726 (11 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivating device enables plant cultivation by effective use of the floor's dimension at a place of high cost per unit dimension of the floor on the building erected in the urban district.


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Bent Vestergaard: Cultivation block and a method for the manufacturing of same. Kosan, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 22, 1977: US04058931 (11 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivation and support structure in the form of a strongly hygroscopic block having a flat base, an indentation located in the top large enough to hold a seed or a seed pellet, an open bore leading from the bottom of the indentation to the base, and at least one transverse channel extending ...


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David Neil Hawkins: Plant cultivation apparatus. The Foxmoor Flower Tower Company, Larson & Taylor, February 10, 1998: US05715629 (11 worldwide citation)

A vertically extending column of soil is supported by a suspendable bag structure. This includes multiple cylindrical walls (12, 14, 18; 112, 114) the innermost one being of mesh or net. In use, openings (20; 120) are formed through the walls, for plants to grow through. The bottom of the wall assem ...


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Eifu Takayanagi: Plant cultivation method and apparatus. E T Harvest, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, August 22, 2000: US06105309 (11 worldwide citation)

The plant cultivation apparatus and plant cultivation method hasten the growth of a plant root without root injury even if the basic root has been sufficiently bathed in cultivation water solution, reduce a cost for competing with alleyway vegetables by reducing electric power consumption as much as ...


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Seymour I Wittlin: Conductive temperature control system for plant cultivation. William J Thomashower, April 23, 1991: US05009029 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for growing plants by controlling growing temperatures in conventional and hydroponic planting systems. Plants placed in a plant growing medium are contained in metal growing trays placed in contact with a closed metal piping system and disposed externally to and structurally ...


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Lawrence L Brooke, Brent A Goetzl, Keith C Evans, Henry Rie: Hydroponics plant cultivation assembly for diverse sizes of pots and plants. Lawrence L Brooke, Nordman Cormany et al, Kenneth J Hovet, July 4, 2006: US07069691 (10 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a hydroponic assembly for planting pots of diverse sizes. The assembly is formed of a reservoir having a top and bottom with an opening in said top; a support frame disposed in said opening; a first and a second insert supported by said frame. The first insert has a first access port an ...


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Kinya Ogawa, Yoichi Hirasawa: Soil block for pot plant cultivation and a method of cultivating pot plants using the same. Shin-Etsu Chemical, Townsend & Banta, January 24, 1995: US05383943 (10 worldwide citation)

A soil block for pot plant cultivation having a water-retentive layer, a hydrophobic layer above it, and a soil layer above that is provided. The water-retentive layer may consist of a sand layer, a water layer or a sand layer retaining water. The hydrophobic layer may consist of hydrophobic particl ...


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Caillet Claude, Wirth Etienne: Vegetal wall system for soilless plant cultivation, has tubs, supported in rail, with frontal faces closed by grille, bank sheet fixed on lock rail to mask rail end, and textile fabric interposed between grille and substrate. Caillet Claude, Wirth Etienne, December 21, 2007: FR2902283-A1 (10 worldwide citation)

The system has tubs, whose frontal faces (101) receiving plants are closed by a grille (30). Vertical rails (11) are fixed on a support (S), and lock rails are fixed on the rails. The tubs have suspension units (102) e.g. brackets, along an upper edge (103) to fix the tubs upon the lock rails. The t ...



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