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AN INTRODUCTION TO HYDROPONICS

Author Name: Dr. A. Anami Augustus Arul & C. Prasanna Kumari | Format: Paperback | Genre : Reference & Study Guides | Other Details

Sustainable agriculture is primarily concerned with methods that lessen reliance on nonrenewable or environmentally hazardous inputs. Hydroponics is one such method of growing plants without soil, here nutrition and water mixture compensate for what the soil can essentially do in the growing process. Plants produced in hydroponics take up 20% less room than plants grown on soil. Soil quality varies greatly from one region to the next, and many plants have strong preferences for specific soil types, while hydroponics has no such restrictions. Hydroponic plants can grow with only 5-10% of the water required for soil-grown plants. This method can be used to raise organic vegetables without the use of soil contaminants.

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Dr. A. Anami Augustus Arul & C. Prasanna Kumari

Dr. A. Anami Augustus Arul is a Botanist specialising in Plant Taxonomy. Her ardent interest in plants and nature encourages her to work for the environment and promote awareness on making use of natural resources responsibly.  With a teaching experience of more than 20 years. She is currently working as Assistant professor of Botany in Holy Cross College, Nagercoil where she is involved in various administrative positions. She is a dynamic personality who believes that Nature is the soul of every human. Her book on "Hydroponics" envisages her experiences and expertise on the subject. The book will help readers to get the right information on the subject.

An engineering graduate passionate on plants, the co-author has taken keen interest on aquaponics subject and research. She also loves writing both in her native Tamil language and English.
A versatile experience in engineering, content writing, tamil article writing, NGO works has taken her a long way in her career. 
"Nature is a bliss. Nature never betrays. Anything natural and earthly is a gift of God. Preserve it for generations to come,"says the co-author.

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