Title: Development of semi-hydroponic support for Fruit Growing
Contributor: IVIA. Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias
Objective: To transfer the advantages of hydroponic cultivation of vegetables to fruit trees.
In this project we have developed a semi-hydroponic system in which part of the tree roots grow in soil and part in the hydroponic coconut fibre medium. The roots that are in the hydroponic coconut fibre medium can more easily obtain water and nutrients than when they grow only in soil. This better utilisation translates into savings in irrigation water and increased fruit quality and production.