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Modern plant cultivation technologies in agriculture under controlled environment: a review on aeroponics

By Imran Ali Lakhiar, Jianmin Gao, Tabinda Naz Syed, Farman Ali Chandio and Noman Ali Buttar

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This review paper describes a novel approach to plant cultivation under soil-less culture. At present, global climate change is expected to raise the risk of frequent drought. Agriculture is in a phase of major change around the world and dealing with serious problems. In future, it would be difficult task to provide a fresh and clean food supply for the fast-growing population using traditional agriculture. Under such circumstances, the soil-less cultivation is the alternative technology to adapt effectively. The soil-less system associated with the Hydroponic and Aeroponics system. In the aeroponics system, plant roots are hanging in the artificially provided plastic holder and foam material replacement of the soil under controlled conditions. The roots are allowed to dangle freely and openly in the air. However, the nutrient rich-water deliver with atomization nozzles. The nozzles create a fine spray mist of different droplet size at intermittently or continuously. This review concludes that aeroponics system is considered the best plant growing method for food security and sustainable development. The system has shown some promising returns in various countries and recommended as the most efficient, useful, significant, economical and convenient plant growing system then soil and other soil-less methods

Topics: Food sustainability, controlled environment, aeroponics, ultrasonic atomization, nutrient solution, plant production, Plant culture, SB1-1110, Plant ecology, QK900-989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Year: 2018
DOI identifier: 10.1080/17429145.2018.1472308
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:987fb830fd7a412f9443a2f77dd3ed06
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