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Role of Hydroponics and Aeroponics in Soilless Culture in Commercial Food Production

Lakkireddy K. K. R., Kasturi K., Sambasiva Rao K. R. S.


The technology Hydroponics and Aeroponics plays very crucial role in 21st century in soilless culture in commercial food production. In this technology natural media is helpful to grow the plants. The main principle involving the use of sprayers, nebulizers, foggers to create a fine mist of solution of deliver nutrients to plants roots. Plant roots are suspended above a reservoir of nutrient solution or inside a channel connected to a reservoir. Plants will grow under optimal conditions like nutrient, temperature, aeration, and pH. In this technique oxygen is influenced into the nutrient solution, allowing the roots to absorb nutrients quicker and more easily. This facilitates stimulating the rapid growth, preventing algae formation and resulting high yields.

Keywords: Hydroponic, aeroponic, greenhouse, NASA, nutrient solution

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