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Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)

Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)

A high degree of detail and can maximize performance

Supplies aerated nutrient solution

Plants with a strong root system are stabilized with a capillary mat and are fed a continually aerated nutrient solution in a channel system that re-circulates with a holding reservoir.

Irrigation is typically continual for 24-hours

Has lost popularity for large scale growers (except for lettuce production), due to the fear of quick spread of diseases in the recirculating solution

Now an inert media (ex. Rockwool) is preferred

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