Effect of Pot Volume on the Growth of Sweetpotato Cultivated in the New Hydroponic System

  title={Effect of Pot Volume on the Growth of Sweetpotato Cultivated in the New Hydroponic System},
  author={Masaru Sakamoto and Takahiro Suzuki},
  journal={Sustainable Agriculture Research},
Hydroponics is an effective means for promoting plant growth as it facilitates water and nutrient uptake by plant roots. For increasing the production of sweetpotato ( Ipomoea batatas ), we developed the new hydroponic cultivation system in which tuberous roots were grown in solid media in the pots whereas fibrous roots were grown in the nutrient solution. Using this method, the effect of pot volume (1.6, 3.0, and 4.5 L) on the growth of sweetpotato was investigated. When plants were grown in… 

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