Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-2177

An Evaluation of a Fibrous Ion Exchange Resin Substrate for the Provision of Nutrients to Wheat Growing on a Porous Tube Nutrient Delivery System 2001-01-2177

A plant cultivation material known as the Fibrous Ion Exchange Resin Substrate (FIERS) was assessed for its ability to provide nutrients to wheat plants growing hydroponically on a porous tube nutrient delivery system. Seeds were imbibed and grown on six porous tubes; three at different wetness levels utilizing only the FIERS (as a source of nutrients) and three at comparable wetness levels but with Hoagland’s solution used as the source of nutrients. Although there were significant differences between wetness levels and methods of nutrient provision treatments, the FIERS demonstrated the capability to support plant growth through seed production.


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