In this issue of Maximum Yield, our first for 2018, we asked writer Lee Allen to take a peek into the crystal ball of hydroponics. What he found was encouraging. With demand from a health-conscious generation (Millennials), improved technology and innovation, and a need to move away from traditional agriculture, hydroponics is transitioning from novelty to need. Today, hydroponic growing is being applied in deserts, mountaintops, Antarctica, and even space.