Media for Soilless Agriculture

  • Balaji Kannan
  • G. Thiyagarajan
  • V. Sivakumar
  • M. Manikandan
  • M. Nagarajan
Keywords: Clay, Coir pith, Perlite, Wood saving

Abstract

Growing media and soil are porous and the properties of both are similar. An appropriate adaptation technique is required when soil related knowledge is transferred to media due to the differences in structure and root zone volume. Plants may be grown with their roots in the nutrient solution or in an inert medium, such as perlite, gravel, mineral wool, or coconut husk. The medium culture method has a solid medium for the roots and is named for the type of medium, e.g., sand culture, gravel culture, or rock wool culture.

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Author Biographies

Balaji Kannan

Water Technology Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India

G. Thiyagarajan

Water Technology Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (641 003), India

V. Sivakumar

Coconut Research Station, Aliyarnagar, Tamil Nadu (642 101), India

M. Manikandan

Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kumulur, Tamil Nadu (621 712), India

M. Nagarajan

Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kumulur, Tamil Nadu (621 712), India

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
[1]
Kannan, B., Thiyagarajan, G., Sivakumar, V., Manikandan, M. and Nagarajan, M. 2020. Media for Soilless Agriculture. Biotica Research Today. 2, 7 (Jul. 2020), 686-689.
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