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Development of an NFT system of soilless culture for the tropics


Lim, E. S. (1985) Development of an NFT system of soilless culture for the tropics. Pertanika, 8 (1). pp. 135-144. ISSN 0126-6128


The development of a soilless crop culture system based upon the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) was studied. The conventional polythene gullies used for the NFT in temperate regions were found not suitable for the hot tropical climate. An insulated NFT shallow trough design was effective in controlling heat build up In the root zone. Muskmelon, vegetables and ornamental plants were successfully grown with the NFT trough system designed. This system is cheap, economical, labor saving and versatile.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Publisher: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Keywords: Hydroponics; NFT; Vegetables
Depositing User: Nur Izzati Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009 06:36
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 13:34
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2321
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