Prospects of lettuce production in hydroponic agriculture: A review

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Prospects of lettuce production in hydroponic agriculture: A review

Abdul Qadeer, Zia-Ul-Haq, Shahid Javed Butt, Sohail Raza Haidree, Talha Mehmood, Muhammad Kazim Nawaz, Hamza Muneer Asam
Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 595-613, March 2020.
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Lettuce crop has a great importance in hydroponic Agriculture. Due to increase in population of world there are problems of foods and vegetables and conventional agriculture methods are unable to fulfill the market demand. In worldwide conventional lettuce production using soil is insufficient to meet the market demand round the year. In this scenario, alternative farming practices like Hydroponic agriculture is only feasible and have great yield promise. Nutrient film technique is one of the innovative food production system in which nutrients are circulated through root, circulating nutrients solution is important for optimum growth of the plants. The review study of different papers also indicates that there is much need of hydroponic agriculture for the optimum growth of lettuce crop and to control pest and diseases.


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