Comparison of hydroponic and aeroponic cultivation systems for the production of potato minitubers

In 1999, two production cycles were obtained with the hydroponic system, but only one with the aeroponic system

E. Ritter; B. Angulo; P. Riga; C. HerrĂ¡n; J. Relloso; M. San Jose

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • In 1999, two production cycles were obtained with the hydroponic system, but only one with the aeroponic system
  • Compared with total production in hydroponics, the tuber yield per plant in the aeroponic system was almost 70% higher and tuber number more than 2.5 fold higher
  • Average tuber weight was reduced by 33% in the aeroponic system
  • Advantages and possible problems with the aeroponic system for minituber production are discussed

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