Scientific invention to help to grow crops without soil in Arctic

Scientific invention to help to grow crops without soil in Arctic

August 22, 2023

Fertilizers are modified for various agricultures.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Specialists of the Russian Chemical Technology University named after Mendeleyev (RCTU) presented a domestic nutrient composition for hydroponic installations. The new development was implemented with the Education and Science Ministry’s Priority 2030 program support.

The nutrient composition could be widely used in the Arctic, as well as in hard-to-reach and isolated areas of our country, Alexander Stotsky, general director of the Arctic Development Project Office, notes in one of the articles in the Arctic Today series:

“In particular, the distribution of hydroponic installations and the use of this fertilizer, adapted specifically for the North, would help solve the problem of supplying the Arctic with fresh agricultural products. And this, in turn, will reduce the dependence of the high-latitude regions of Russia on northern imports, thereby strengthening their food security”.

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. They get their food from a special solution that surrounds the roots

According to the RCTU’s press service, the domestic composition is noticeably superior to foreign counterparts. The fertilizer proposed by scientists showed the best performance in terms of biomass growth (by 30 percent), an increase in root mass (by 65) and an increase in leaf area (by 16 percent).

“At the same time, the composition is saturated with macro- and microelements, which contribute to the achievement of high yields in the harsh northern climate. In the future, there are plans to modify the development for various crops”, the source says.

Recall that people tried to grow corn in the Arctic, the Norilsk state farm grew more than ten tons of vegetables a year, as well as mushrooms, watermelons and melons.

Not so long ago, scientists came up with a special diet for the northerners: bread, desserts and other products will be ‘packed’ with vitamins and important trace elements. Now Russians are massively engaged in home gardening and even Norilsk residents demonstrate mini gardens in their apartments. We also reported that frost-resistant greenhouses of a new type appeared in Norilsk, and breeders bred almost arctic apricots.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova and Marina Horoshevskaya, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko and

August 22, 2023

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