July 24, 2020 Muhammed ASSAF

How do you grow vegetables in the desert?

by Euronews

 

A Syrian farmer in the UAE is producing a variety of salad vegetables and herbs in the inhospitable climate and terrain of the region.

Amjad Alkhal, who works as an agricultural engineer at Emirates Hydroponics Farms, uses a hydroponic farming system – an innovative method of growing plants without soil – but instead using a liquid nutrient solution.

Chilled water passes through insulating tubes to nourish plants like lettuce, which are planted in a fibrous material called rockwool.

to be continued

 

Muhammed ASSAF

Muhammed ASSAF (ORCID- 0000-0001-8646-0697) is a horticulturist, PhD candidate at Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Dept. of Horticulture. Specialism is medicinal plants physiology (Abiotic stresses and strigolactone). I participated in many research with Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) for food security and higher education. I amd interesting in research about using deep learning method to detect plant diseases, Bioengineering and Leishmaniasis
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