SNAP Hydroponics

SNAP Hydroponics is a utility model developed for growing crops under stillwater culture. Young seedlings are immersed in nutrient solutions and allowed to develop under passively aerated conditions. The system comes with a highly buffered nutrient solution that prevents sudden changes in solution pH that could adversely affect growth. Leafy vegetables like mustard, lettuce and pakchoy grow 65% faster compared to soil-grown crops. The system is scalable.

Potential Collaborative Areas:

  • Scaling up of growing containers for commercial application and for easy household use
  • Conversion of nutrient solution into gel or pellet form for easy transport
  • Development of solutions for specific crop types
Market & Beneficiaries

agriculturists, entrepreneurs, students, urban gardeners


commercially available


College of Agriculture and Food Science


Institute of Plant Breeding


Dr. Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo, Dr. Primitivo Jose A. Santos