HYDROPONICS: AN ALTERNATIVE TOOL FOR GROWING CROPS

Authors

  • Omesh Thakur Department of Vegetable Science, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA
  • Savita Patel Department of Vegetable Science, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA
  • Dileshwari Department of Plant Soil and Water Engineering, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA
  • Ritika Department of Plant Pathology, Vasant Rao Naik Marathawada Krishi Vidyapeth Parbhani, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • Aradhana Dhruw Department of Plant Physiology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA

Keywords:

Hydroponics, Aeroponics, Nutrient film technique

Abstract

Soil-based agriculture is facing some major challenges with the advent of civilization all over the world, such as decrease per capita land availability. Apart from this, due to rapid urbanization and industrialization as well as threats from climate change and its related adverse effect, the land cultivation is going to further facing challenging threats. Under such circumstances, in the near future it becomes intricate to feed the entire population using the production from soil field system. Hydroponics (soilless culture) techniques involve producing crops in nutrient solution with a sterile media to support the roots. Hydroponics growing uses mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water, without soil. The nutrient solutions usually contain micronutrients, secondary and trace nutrients. Soilless culture is the fastest growing sector of agriculture, and it could be impetus to food production in the future.

Downloads

Published

18-02-2017

How to Cite

Thakur, O., Patel, S., Dileshwari, Ritika, & Dhruw, A. (2017). HYDROPONICS: AN ALTERNATIVE TOOL FOR GROWING CROPS. Innovative Farming, 2(1), 49–51. Retrieved from http://innovativefarming.in/index.php/IF/article/view/163