30 Apr '18, 11pm

Green growth: British soil-free farming start-up prepares for first harvest

Green growth: British soil-free farming start-up prepares for first harvest

Later this month British start-up Airponix will harvest its first large crop of potatoes grown without soil, in a promising sign for a technology that claims it can deliver high vegetable yields with minimal costs and environmental degradation. At its new 1,000 square metre greenhouse in Norfolk, Airponix has ditched soil to grow potatoes using a nutrient-rich "fog" sprayed out of modified inkjet printers down long polythene tunnels of crops. Related articles UN climate secretariat launches first annual report Barclays moves against mining, oil and gas projects in World Heritage sites Labour promises massive energy efficiency rollout Ministers' £400m plan for electric car charging infrastructure delayed Green growth: British soil-free farming start-up prepares for first harvest Airponix claims its growing technique can produce yields 50 times higher per hectare per year co...

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