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1.2 Purpose of the Study
2. Hydroponics as a Commercial Production System
2.1 Definition of Hydroponics as an Agricultural Production System
2.2 History of Commercial Hydroponics
2.3 Types of Commercial Growing Systems
3. Global Hydroponics Industry - Characteristics and Trends
3.1 Western Europe
3.2 North America
3.3 Asia and New Zealand
3.4 International Trends in the Industry
3.5 In Summary
4. Australian Hydroponics Industry - Characteristics and Trends
4.1 Industry Location, Major Products and Grower Numbers
4.2 Value of Production, Employment and Assets
4.3 Marketing Channels, Hydroponic Branding, Price Premiums and Export Sales
4.4 Seasonality of Production, Environmental and Health Impact
4.5 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
4.6 Domestic Trends in the Industry
4.7 Industry Structures, Associations and Government Support
4.8 In Summary
5. Requirements for a Commercial Production System
5.1 Family, Commercial and Corporate Production
5.2 Capital Requirements
5.3 Location and Siting
5.4 Typical Commercial Systems and Technology
5.5 Risks and Reasons for Failure
6. Economics of Commercial Production
6.1 Method of Assessment
6.2 Selection of Crops
6.3 Results and Discussion
7. Constraints to Further Expansion
7.1 Features of a Commercially Successful Producer (Pacific Hydroponics)
7.2 Features of a Commercially Successful Industry (The Netherlands)
7.3 Industry Constraints
8. Conclusions on the Future and Study Recommendations
Appendix 1. Reference List
Appendix 2. Contact Database
Appendix 3. Gross Margin Budgets for Selected Hydroponic Crops
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Hydroponic Swot

Hydroponic Swot

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