Cropping systems of the future must meet the increasing sustainability criteria.
Issues such as emission-free, low energy and no (or recyclable) waste must be resolved in these systems. Substrate-free systems offer the most potential, especially because they allow extensive control plant and are thus likely to produce better results and profitability. The development of such systems must be put in practice now for application in 5-10 years.
Goals of this project are:
- Testing of three basic principles of irrigation in substrate-free chrysanthemums systems.
- Research on disease susceptibility.
- System Improvement (directly in place and fully floating system without substrate).