Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems

Storck JL, Boettjer R, Vahle D, Brockhagen B, Grothe T, Dietz K-J, Rattenholl A, Gudermann F, Ehrmann A (2019)
HORTICULTURAE 5(4): 73.

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Storck, Jan Lukas; Boettjer, Robin; Vahle, Dominik; Brockhagen, Bennet; Grothe, Timo; Dietz, Karl-JosefUniBi; Rattenholl, Anke; Gudermann, Frank; Ehrmann, Andrea
Abstract / Bemerkung
Vertical farming is one of the suggested avenues for producing food for the growing world population. Concentrating the cultivation of crops such as herbs in large indoor farms makes food production susceptible to technical, biological or other problems that might destroy large amounts of food at once. Thus, there is a trend towards locally, self-sufficient food production in vertical systems on a small scale. Our study examined whether conventional knitted fabrics, such as patches of worn jackets, can be used for hydroponics instead of the specialized nonwoven materials used in large-scale indoor systems. To this end, seed germination and seedling growth of 14 different crop plant species on knitted fabrics with three different stitch sizes were compared. Our results showed that hydroponic culture on knitted fabrics are indeed possible and allow for growing a broad spectrum of plant species, suggesting recycling of old textile fabrics for this purpose. Among the 14 plant species studied, differences in germination success, average fresh and dry masses, as well as water contents were found, but these parameters were not affected by knitted fabric stitch size.
Stichworte
vertical farming; plant growth; textile fabrics; knitted fabrics; hydroponics
Erscheinungsjahr
2019
Zeitschriftentitel
HORTICULTURAE
Band
5
Ausgabe
4
Art.-Nr.
73
eISSN
2311-7524
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2940100

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Storck JL, Boettjer R, Vahle D, et al. Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems. HORTICULTURAE. 2019;5(4): 73.
Storck, J. L., Boettjer, R., Vahle, D., Brockhagen, B., Grothe, T., Dietz, K. - J., Rattenholl, A., et al. (2019). Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems. HORTICULTURAE, 5(4), 73. doi:10.3390/horticulturae5040073
Storck, J. L., Boettjer, R., Vahle, D., Brockhagen, B., Grothe, T., Dietz, K. - J., Rattenholl, A., Gudermann, F., and Ehrmann, A. (2019). Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems. HORTICULTURAE 5:73.
Storck, J.L., et al., 2019. Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems. HORTICULTURAE, 5(4): 73.
J.L. Storck, et al., “Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems”, HORTICULTURAE, vol. 5, 2019, : 73.
Storck, J.L., Boettjer, R., Vahle, D., Brockhagen, B., Grothe, T., Dietz, K.-J., Rattenholl, A., Gudermann, F., Ehrmann, A.: Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems. HORTICULTURAE. 5, : 73 (2019).
Storck, Jan Lukas, Boettjer, Robin, Vahle, Dominik, Brockhagen, Bennet, Grothe, Timo, Dietz, Karl-Josef, Rattenholl, Anke, Gudermann, Frank, and Ehrmann, Andrea. “Seed Germination and Seedling Growth on Knitted Fabrics as New Substrates for Hydroponic Systems”. HORTICULTURAE 5.4 (2019): 73.