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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 (13 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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Minoru Yoshida, Kazuo Kumura, Takaharu Yoshioka, Shinji Uchida: Water-storing tray for plant cultivation mat and arrangement thereof. Kyodo Ky Tec, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, July 3, 2001: US06253487 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention aims at providing the water-storing tray for the plant cultivation mat, with the concomittant objects of ameliorating the water irrigation function in the plant cultivation mat as well as of facilitating control of the water content in the soil. An additional object is to much ...


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Leonard Edward Kosinski: Method of supporting plant growth using polymer fibers as a soil substitute. E I du Pont de Nemours and Company, April 29, 2003: US06555219 (13 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a soil substitute useful in supporting plant growth. More particularly, the present invention relates to biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymer fibers for use in plant cultivation.


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Bent Vestergaard: Cultivation block and a method for the manufacturing of same. Kosan, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 22, 1977: US04058931 (12 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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Eifu Takayanagi: Plant cultivation method and apparatus. E T Harvest, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, August 22, 2000: US06105309 (12 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 (11 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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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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Akira Ikeda, Shigeki Nakayama, Kenji Ezaki, Toshitsugu Ishii, Isao Itakura: Method of enhancing plant growth and apparatus for performing the same. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, April 4, 1989: US04817332 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of plant cultivation and growth acceleration includes enclosing the plants within a reflective chamber, controlling the CO.sub.2 concentration within said chamber so as to be at least 200 ppm, and irradiating the plants substantially omnidirectionally with a light intensity of approximately ...


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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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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 ...