Aeroponic cultivation

The global average potato (Solanum tuberosum) production is 17.4 t Ha-1. Even using the same potato varieties, there is a large gap between higher yields and lower yields among countries. Potatoes are a cash crop and a significant part of the global diet. Therefore, low soil fertility, soil borne diseases, poor water quality and pest seriously affects potato production in developing countries. To improve potato quality and production, it is necessary for modern world to improve its potato cultivation techniques.

Aeroponic cultivation is an alternative technology of soilless culture for effectively adapting to the areas of the word where soil and water are in critical condition. In aeroponic system, plant roots are suspended in open air under controlled circumstances to replace the soil with artificially provided foam or plastic stents. The nutrient solution is provided through atomization nozzles. This review provides insights into the potential use of the aeroponics in complimenting potato production in developing countries. In most developing countries, the technology should be adopted after deliberate consideration to increase potato production.



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