African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Less water treatment: Fusion of drip irrigation and hydroponics method in agriculture

P. R. Sheebha Rani
  • P. R. Sheebha Rani
  • Computer Science and Engineering, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India.
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R. Jemila Rose
  • R. Jemila Rose
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India.
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S. R Sylaja Vallee Narayan
  • S. R Sylaja Vallee Narayan
  • Computer Science and Engineering, Infant Jesus College of Engineering, Keelavallanadu, India.
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M C Sheeba
  • M C Sheeba
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India.
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F. S. Fathima Nazreen
  • F. S. Fathima Nazreen
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India.
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Ebil Metilda
  • Ebil Metilda
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, St.Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, India.
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  •  Received: 24 March 2023
  •  Accepted: 02 June 2023
  •  Published: 31 October 2023

Abstract

Agriculture is a major area in the production of food crops and a way to increase productivity with minimal water usage. Traditional agriculture can take a certain amount of time and yield good and healthy crops. However, this research focuses on an innovative fusion of agriculture to improve yield in a shorter period of time, providing a more efficient and effective result when compared to the hydroponics and Cocopeat methods. This fusion includes the use of drip irrigation and hydroponics in agricultural practices, as a way to provide crops with a nutrient solution and all the necessary nutrients for growth. Moreover, the usage of cocopeat to retain moisture helps to save water due to its ability to hold water for a longer period of time. With water scarcity occurring in many places, this fusion method helps to reduce water usage as only 50% of soil and 50% of cocopeat is used. Compared to traditional farming, this fusion method provides higher yields with less water in a shorter period of time.

Key words: Agriculture, water scarcity, fusion method, high yield, farmers friendly, nutrients solution.