LettUs Grow partner with WUR to develop aeroponics
Added on 25 November 2022
The Netherlands’ embrace of the Quadruple Helix Model of innovation (investing in and connecting science, policy, industry, and society) has enabled it to become a global leader in sustainable agriculture - Wageningen is an exemplar of this. Now, despite its small size, the country is a key agricultural player and second largest exporter of agricultural goods.
Hydroponics is a method of soil-less growing, where plant roots are supplied with a nutrient solution in intervals or constantly growing in nutrient solution, whereas in aeroponics plant roots are irrigated with a fine mist of water and nutrients. Ultrasonic aeroponics uses high-frequency sound waves that shake water and nutrients, until they disperse into lots of tiny droplets, like a mist.
The ultrasonic aeroponic system, which has been supplied by LettUs Grow, will be trailed alongside two other hydroponic systems, ebb and flow and deep water culture, in a greenhouse environment. The research will be conducted at Wageningen’s campus greenhouse facilities over a five month period.
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