Aeroponics

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📄 Influence of Atomization Nozzles and Spraying Intervals on Growth, Biomass Yield, and Nutrient Uptake of Butter-Head Lettuce under Aeroponics System

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-06 Wed 05:00
2021-Jan-06 Wed 05:00
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The atomized nutrient solution droplet sizes and spraying intervals can impact the chemical properties of the nutrient solution, biomass yield, root-to-shoot ratio and nutrient uptake of aeroponically cultivated plants. In this study, four different nozzles having droplet sizes N1 = 11.24, N2 = 26.35, N3 = 17.38 and N4 = 4.89 µm were selected and misted at three nutrient solution spraying intervals of 30, 45 and 60 min, with a 5 min spraying time. The measured parameters were power of hydrogen (pH) and electrical conductivity (EC) values of the nutrient solution, shoot and root growth, ratio of roots to shoots (fresh and dry), biomass yield and nutrient uptake. The results indicated that the N1 presented significantly lower changes in chemical properties than those of N2, N3 and N4, resulting in stable lateral root growth and increased biomass yield. Also, the root-to-shoot ratio significantly increased with increasing spraying interval using N1 and N4 nozzles. The N1 nozzle also revealed a significant effect on the phosphorous, potassium and magnesium uptake by the plants misted at proposed nutrient solution spraying intervals. However, the ultrasonic nozzle showed a nonsignificant effect on all measured parameters with respect to spraying intervals.

Cloning without using any medium

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:34
2020-Nov-20 Fri 08:34
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There are many different ways to carry out plant cloning: tissue culture, plugs, rockwool, and so on. At the same time, more innovative technologies have been coming up over time, which made cloning much easier. One of the most interesting is aeroponic cloning, which has many benefits for large-scale growers, as it allows them…

What can you grow in aeroponics?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-19 Thu 03:20
2020-Nov-19 Thu 03:20
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What can you grow in aeroponics?

Aeroponics is a method of growing that doesn’t use soil. Instead, plant roots are irrigated with a nutrient-dense mist. This allows for access to greater oxygen levels and prevents water logging -  resulting in higher yields and faster growth rates. 

There are many different types of crop you can grow in an aeroponic system and many of these make a good business case, as well as boasting impressive environmental benefits. Here are some of the crops you can grow in an aeroponic system:

 

 

Know about all the plants that can be grown successfully in Aeroponics Systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-03 Sat 13:56
2020-Oct-03 Sat 13:56
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Aeroponics is an advanced form of hydroponics, and in this the process plants are grown, only with water and nutrients. An Aeroponics garden/farm provides an innovative method for growing vegetables and flowers by using an air mist environment without soil. Various herbs, vegetables, leafy greens and fruits can be grown with this method.