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Penza students presented aeroponics project

14:03 | 25.02.2015 | Society

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Penza, 25 February 2015. PenzaNews. Two students of the Penza State University, Petr Kozhevnikov and Alexei Trekin, have presented an aeroponics project that allows growing vegetables in air-filled environment without soil to the governor Vasily Bochkarev.

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The head of the region and the young specialists met in the regional government.

The students suggested creating large warm houses shaped like geodesic domes mounted with a hi-tech multi-level set of equipment that delivers nutrients to roots of plants in aerosol form.

According to them, the main advantages of the project are safety, lack of environment hazards, low usage of water, power and space, as well as accelerated growth and lack of plant illnesses.

The inventors suggested using a unique spray system to speed up the growth.

Petr Kozhevnikov and Alexei Trekin also presented the governor with their calculations of expenses and profits.

After hearing out the students, Vasily Bochkarev suggested improving on the aeroponics project together with members of agricultural and construction Penza universities, as well as producers interested in the project.

“In the future, we would be able to place an experimental unit in one of the Penza region fields,” he added.

Aeroponics is already used to grow vegetables in several countries, noted the head of the region.

The complex may possibly find its niche in the agricultural sphere of the Penza region, the press service of the regional government quotes Vasily Bochkarev.

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