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hydroponics

the science of growing plants without soil, in which the roots are suspended in aerated water containing known quantities of chemicals that can be adjusted to suit changing conditions. The method is increasingly common in the glasshouse cultivation of, for example, tomatoes and cucumbers.

hydroponics

a method of cultivating plant growth without soil. Based on use of a solution containing all essential plant nutrients. The plant material is harvested at about 2 weeks of age. The herbivore's equivalent of sprouts or shoots in the human diet. Called also sprouted grain.
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Compared to traditional farms, hydroponic systems use 90% less water, substantially cutting down on the wastage.
Sharaf DG is displaying solutions such as smart lock products (face recognition, PIN and card access), hydroponic systems for indoor plants, efficient composting systems with waste foods, etc.
The living room pieces are centered on the concept of bringing flowers and greens into the home, with products that range from vases and terrariums to herb gardens and hydroponic systems.
Modern hydroponic systems provide quicker and more cost effective solutions to farming and gardening according to Pegasus Agriculture, a leading hydroponics farming expert in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena).
Many patents were granted for simple Hydroponic systems or the germination of seeds with mineral wool in the early 80's.
Using hydroponic systems, the floating farms also help to conserve water - as most vertical growing systems do, although being outside does increase the likelihood of evaporation.
It also looks for other applications related to architecture (green roof, hanging gardens), hydroponic systems, bioengineering and waste water treatment.
As we all know we have a shortage of water, which the hydroponic systems will address," said Dr Al Ka'abi.
Inside they found more than 400 cannabis plants growing in sophisticated hydroponic systems.
Hydroponic systems can be very productive in small spaces, and many buildings have sunny terraces for small hydro-gardening projects.
There are many types of hydroponic systems, but all have similar advantages, including no need for pesticides or herbicides, high yields in a limited space and up to 90% less water required compared to soil production.