CULTIVATION OF BASIL UNDER HYDROPONICS WITH NUTRIENTFILM TECHNIQUE IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTR. Sudha Rani, H.V. Hema Kumar, A. Mani, BoreddySreenivasula Reddy and Ch. Sujani Rao
A research work was carried out on cultivation of basil crop under hydroponics by controlling theenvironmental parameters at Dr. NTR College of Agricultural Engineering, Bapatla. The results of researchwork conducted for two seasons i.e., season_1(April and May) and season_2(August and September) onenvironmental parameters is presented in this paper. Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) was used in thehydroponics to increase the growth of basil crop. The environment was maintained using foggers to bringthe temperature and humidity to optimum level. Using proper instrumentation, the foggers were operatedto maintain these two environmental parameters. CO2, temperature and humidity were measured withâRotronic CP11â make instrument. Polynomial equations were fitted for the humidity and temperaturesmaintained inside the hydroponic polyhouse which are discussed in this paper.