African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6786

Article in Press

Less Water Treatment: Fusion of Drip Irrigation and Hydroponics Method in Agriculture

R.Jemila Rose, P R Sheebha Rani, M R Sheeba, S.Ebil Metilda and F.Fathima Nazreen

  •  Received: 24 March 2023
  •  Accepted: 02 June 2023
Agriculture is the major area to produce food crops and increase productivity with less water. In normal agriculture farmers can produce good and healthy crops in certain period of time. This research focused an innovative fusion idea of agriculture to produce more yield in less time. It will be easier and useful while comparing to Hydroponics and Cocopeat methods. The current fusion of Drip Irrigation and Hydroponics method in Agriculture, the nutrient solution is the major component and it contains all the nutrients for the plant growth. And this is a cocopeat, it doesn’t have any nutrient, but it holds water for a long period of time and keeps moisture to the plants root. So that farmers can save tons of water every day. Now-a-days people can feel water scarcity in most of the places. Basically in normal agriculture only 17% of the water is observed by the roots of the crops, remining water is evaporated or stored as an underground water. By using cocopeat farmers can avoid such issues, because it helps to hold water for a longer period of time. In this fusion method, farmers use only 50% of the soil and 50% of cocopeat. Meanwhile, comparing fusion method to other normal agriculture can get high yield, with less water and also, people guess that it would take only less time