Suspended Cultivation


Suspended Cultivation

  





Suspended cultivation is a hydroponic farming system developed by Ueno Engei, Inc., where vegetation is grown overhead, Therefore, farm work can be conducted while standing under the free space.

There are two types of the cultivation system; celling suspension and vertical pipe suspension systems. Both systems flows water only one minutes every ten minutes. Roots of plant are not soaked in the water, and thus the roots can breath sufficiently result in not root rot is occurred. In order to make sweet fruit tomato, it is very important to limit water. General hydroponic farming systems cannot limit water because the roots are always soaked, but the suspended cultivation system easily realize it by control interval time for the watering in the pipes.

Water is stored in a tank and the pipes are empty except one minutes when a pump is working, and thus the system is very light and easy to be set up. All the parts are available in DIY stores and are cheap. Hydroponic farming does not suffered by continuous cropping and does not pollute soil and ground water with fertilizer. In addition, we do not use chemical pesticide because there aren't a lot of harmful insects on the rooftop of building without soil. A water pump is activated in limited short period and its power can be supplied by using small photovoltaic panel and a battery. Therefore, this system realize very clean and eco-friendly urban agriculture.
Virteical Pipe Suspention

Ceiling Suspension

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