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
|Market & Beneficiaries
agriculturists, entrepreneurs, students, urban gardeners
College of Agriculture and Food Science
Institute of Plant Breeding
Dr. Eureka Teresa M. Ocampo, Dr. Primitivo Jose A. Santos