MADRAS AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL
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Aeroponics System for Production of Horticultural Crops

Abstract

                                Aeroponic is the culturing of whole plants with their roots fed by an air/water nutrient fog. Aeroponic is a method of growing plants where theyare anchored in holes in styrofoam panels and their roots are suspendedin the air beneath the panel. The panels compose a sealed box to preventlight penetration to encourage root growth and prevent algae growth. Thenutrient solution is sprayed in fine mist form to the roots. Misting is donefor a few seconds every 2 – 3 minutes. This is sufficient to keep roots moistand nutrient solution aerated. The plants obtain nutrients and water fromthe solution film that adheres to the roots

Key words : Air, styrofoam, panels, spray, horticulture

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