Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Water and Nutrient Management in Soilless Crop Cultivation

Authors

  • Shirmith Nirmal Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peadeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Sidra Ahmad Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.8726/gf208137

Keywords:

soilless crop cultivation, water management, nutrient management, sustainability, precision irrigation, closed-loop systems, aquaponics, resource use efficiency, environmental implications, economic viability

Abstract

Soilless crop cultivation, also known as hydroponics or soilless agriculture, has emerged as a promising approach to optimize water and nutrient management while maximizing crop productivity. This review paper explores innovative approaches to sustainable water and nutrient management in soilless crop cultivation. From precision irrigation techniques such as drip irrigation and aeroponics to closed-loop systems and management optimization tools, soilless cultivation offers promising solutions to address the challenges of water scarcity, nutrient pollution, and environmental degradation in agriculture. Through a comprehensive examination of current research and practices, this paper summarizes the key findings and implications of these innovative approaches. Additionally, it identifies future research directions and discusses the implications for sustainable soilless crop cultivation. By integrating water and nutrient management within closed-loop systems and leveraging advanced technologies for monitoring and optimization, soilless growers can achieve higher levels of sustainability and economic viability in their operations. This paper contributes to the ongoing discourse on sustainable agriculture by highlighting the potential of soilless cultivation as a viable and environmentally friendly approach to food production.

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2024-02-02

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Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Water and Nutrient Management in Soilless Crop Cultivation. (2024). International Journal of Research and Advances in Agricultural Sciences, 3(1), 13-22. https://doi.org/10.8726/gf208137

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