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Growth of plants in arid areas and soiless media

Goal: Soil is the natural basis for plants growth as it not only provides support water and mineral, but also helps to aerate the roots for a proper development. However, due to the ever growing population and rural urban migration, most of the arable land is becoming a challenge. This has led to insufficient surface for food production as the land turns into a concrete jungle. There is a need therefore to come up with a method that will address these challenges. Our study proposes to anchor nutrients on modified polystyrene material to produce a solid phase soilless media for plant propagation. In that media, the release of the ions required by the plant will be regulated for efficient development.

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Soil is the natural basis for plants growth as it not only provides support water and mineral, but also helps to aerate the roots for a proper development. However, due to the ever growing population and rural urban migration, most of the arable land is becoming a challenge. This has led to insufficient surface for food production as the land turns into a concrete jungle. There is a need therefore to come up with a method that will address these challenges. Our study proposes to anchor nutrients on modified polystyrene material to produce a solid phase soilless media for plant propagation. In that media, the release of the ions required by the plant will be regulated for efficient development.