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Organic fertilisers for aeroponics

NIAB

Project objectives

This project is aiming to identify a suitable organically-derived liquid fertiliser for microgreens. It also hopes to establish the best method of application in an aeroponic system. Trials will determine whether the fertilisers have a positive effect on the phytonutrient and flavour properties of the microgreens. This would be the first time that organically-derived fertilisers have been tested with aeroponic growing systems and could enable growers to produce microgreens in an increasingly sustainable way.

Lead Researcher: Flora O'Brien
Industry: Vegetables & salads
Topic: Fertilisers, Vertical Farming
Funded by: Growing Kent & Medway
Project start date: Dec-2022
Project end date: Nov-2023