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The garden of the future will be without land?

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A garden without soil? It seems that the direction of the research taking place around the theme of climate change. In fact, although it may seem futuristic idea, resume techniques of very ancient origin, as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon or crops on the sand of ancient Egypt, or even those on the rafts in China or on the floating islands of the Mexican Aztec.By the time Italy, despite the impressiveness of the studies, has been little used, but in countries like the Netherlands is already a very common method. He spoke Republic" a few days ago, interviewing Accursio Venezia, researcher Create, the Council for Agricultural Research and analysis of the agrarian economy of Pontecagnano.The student told the newspaper that it is a system by which one can produce vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce and leafy vegetables wide, but also strawberries and even flowers.The benefit for the planet is represented by the reduced use of land and especially of herbicides and fertilizers. The system of soilless cultures ensures that the plants are fed with only the mineral elements they need through the air and water, which among other things are reused, thus avoiding a waste of resources. It is in fact a closed loop system.Holland soilless cultivation is already used in 90% of the greenhouses, while in Italy only on 10%, despite the great strides made by the scholars of our country and the number of publications on the subject."

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