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What is the Actual Rate of Return of the Dow Jones over the Last 40 Years?

What is the Actual Rate of Return of the Dow Jones over the Last 40 Years?

Posted by Joshua T Serpa on Aug 3rd 2021

In order to determine the actual rate of return (aROI) of any investment you must understand dollar inflation. According to the Federal Reserve Bank (The group that creates money) the M2 Money supply (all cash, plus savings and money market accounts) on my birthday in October 1977 was $1.254 Trillion dollars. Today it is $20.119 Trillion dollars. That is a growth rate of 6.54% annually.  You could say that 6.54% is the true rate of inflation over my lifetime in the past 43+ years.
AeroScience: The History of Dry Fog Atomization

AeroScience: The History of Dry Fog Atomization

Posted by Joshua T. Serpa on May 17th 2021

The AeroScience brand is focused on Water Conservation Products for Agriculture.  The word Aero came from the word Air and the term Science means "the state of knowing".  It is commonly thought that AeroScience is the study of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, which ironically is where the original MicroFog atomizer came from.  Dry Fog atomizers were used to atomize fuel for jet engines in the late 1960's. From that industry, they were repurposed as dust suppression nozz
How Complex is the Soil Food Web? The Future Potential of Organic Aeroponics.

How Complex is the Soil Food Web? The Future Potential of Organic Aeroponics.

Posted by Joshua T Serpa on May 17th 2021

As growers and farmers we need to understand the complexities of the Soil Food Web.As aeroponic growers we need an even deeper understanding of the Soil Biome in order to replicate it.  In a highly oxygenated aeroponic environment, root growth is un-obstructed by the forces of soil physics. When you break down soil you end up with groups of inputs, Sand, Silt, Clay, Minerals, Organic Matter, Living Matter, Arthropods, Nematodes, Fungi, Bacteria and even smaller viruses.  As aeropo
What is a Root Ring?

What is a Root Ring?

Posted by Joshua T Serpa on May 12th 2021

The concept of the Root Ring came from the old school outlaws in the mountains.Over the last 40 Years there have been cannabis growers hiding in the hills throughout the west. From Northern California to Southern Oregon outlaws have been planting weed and looking for ways to grow more with less.  In 2003, I found a company at the Farwest Trade Show in Portland Oregon trying to sell fabric pots to the nursery industry.  They were struggling to make sales because hort
Chasing the Aero Dragon.......

Chasing the Aero Dragon.......

Posted by Joshua T Serpa on May 10th 2021

Often times the reason you start something leads you to a whole new discovery about the world and yourself.  This is a story about the chasing the AeroDragon.  Its a long one, so stop reading now if you have better things to do.Image Curtesy of AeroDragon Channel on YouTubeAeroponics is by far one of the hardest and most complicated ways to grow plants.  It has been around since at least the 1930s when Israeli scientist and inventor  Ein Gedi started building AeroSystems