Crop Production on the Porous Tube

M. G. Lefsrud, Gene A Giacomelli, H. W. Janes, T. W. Dreschel

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Abstract

The porous tube is a nutrient delivery system that was developed to grow plants in microgravity. Most of the research studies with the porous tubes have been completed with lettuce, radish, wheat and sweet potato. The NJ-NSCORT at Rutgers University has focused on root crops and fruiting plants which can be grown on the porous tube. Carrots were grown to maturity on the porous tube with support methods tested to increase yields. Strawberry plants and fruit were also grown on the porous tube from the successful establishment of transplanted runners, but with marginally successful seed germination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2000 ASAE Annual Intenational Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
Pages4415-4429
Number of pages15
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century - Milwaukee, WI., United States
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 12 2000

Other

Other2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI.
Period7/9/007/12/00

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Keywords

  • Advanced Life Support
  • Carrot
  • Nutrient delivery systems
  • Porous tube
  • Salad machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Lefsrud, M. G., Giacomelli, G. A., Janes, H. W., & Dreschel, T. W. (2000). Crop Production on the Porous Tube. In 2000 ASAE Annual Intenational Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century (Vol. 2, pp. 4415-4429)