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History The earliest published work on growing terrestrial plants without soil was the 1627 book Sylva Sylvarum or 'A Natural History' by Francis Bacon, printed a year after his death. As a result of his work, water culture became a popular research technique. In 1699, John Woodward published his water culture experiments with spearmint. He found that plants in less-pure water sources grew better than plants in distilled water. By 1842, a list of nine elements believed to be essential for plant growth had been compiled, and the discoveries of German botanists Julius von Sachs and Wilhelm Knop, in the years 1859–1875, resulted in a development of the technique of soilless cultivation. To quote von Sachs directly: "In the year 1860, I published the results of experiments which demonstrated that land plants are capable of absorbing their nutritive matters out of watery solutions, without the aid of soil, and that it is possible in this way not only to maintain plants alive and growing for a long time, as had long been known, but also to bring about a vigorous increase of their organic substance, and even the production of seed capable of germination." Growth of terrestrial plants without soil in mineral nutrient solutions was later called "solution culture" in reference to "soil culture". It quickly became a standard research and teaching technique in the 19th and 20th centuries and is still widely used in plant nutrition science. Around the 1930s plant nutritionists investigated diseases of certain plants, and thereby, observed symptoms related to existing soil conditions such as salinity. In this context, water culture experiments were undertaken with the hope of delivering similar symptoms under controlled laboratory conditions. This approach forced by Dennis Robert Hoagland led to innovative model systems (e.g., green algae Nitella) and standardized nutrient recipes playing an increasingly important role in modern plant physiology. In 1929, William Frederick Gericke of the University of California at Berkeley began publicly promoting that the principles of solution culture be used for agricultural crop production. He first termed this cultivation method "aquiculture" created in analogy to "agriculture" but later found that the cognate term aquaculture was already applied to culture of aquatic organisms. Gericke created a sensation by growing tomato vines twenty-five feet (7.6 metres) high in his back yard in mineral nutrient solutions rather than soil. He then introduced the term hydroponics, water culture, in 1937, proposed to him by W. A. Setchell, a phycologist with an extensive education in the classics. Hydroponics is derived from neologism υδρωπονικά (derived from Greek ύδωρ=water and πονέω=cultivate), constructed in analogy to γεωπονικά (derived from Greek γαία=earth and πονέω=cultivate), geoponica, that which concerns agriculture, replacing, γεω-, earth, with ὑδρο-, water. Despite initial successes, however, Gericke realized that the time was not yet ripe for the general technical application and commercial use of hydroponics for producing crops. He also wanted to make sure all aspects of hydroponic cultivation were researched and tested before making any of the specifics available to the public. Reports of Gericke's work and his claims that hydroponics would revolutionize plant agriculture prompted a huge number of requests for further information. Gericke had been denied use of the university's greenhouses for his experiments due to the administration's skepticism, and when the university tried to compel him to release his preliminary nutrient recipes developed at home, he requested greenhouse space and time to improve them using appropriate research facilities. While he was eventually provided greenhouse space, the university assigned Hoagland and Arnon to re-evaluate Gericke's claims and show his formula held no benefit over soil grown plant yields, a view held by Hoagland. Because of these irreconcilable conflicts, Gericke left his academic position in 1937 in a climate that was politically unfavorable and continued his research independently in his greenhouse. In 1940, Gericke, whose work is considered to be the basis for all forms of hydroponic growing, published the book, Complete Guide to Soilless Gardening. Therein, for the first time, he published his basic formula involving the macro- and micronutrient salts for hydroponically-grown plants. As a result of research of Gericke's claims by order of the Director of the California Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of California, Claude Hutchison, Dennis Hoagland and Daniel Arnon wrote a classic 1938 agricultural bulletin, The Water Culture Method for Growing Plants Without Soil, one of the most important works on solution culture ever, which made the claim that hydroponic crop yields were no better than crop yields obtained with good-quality soils. Ultimately, crop yields would be limited by factors other than mineral nutrients, especially light and aeration of the medium. However, in the introduction to his standard work on hydroponics, published two years later, Gericke pointed out that the results published by Hoagland and Arnon in comparing the yields of experimental plants in sand, soil and solution cultures were based on several systemic errors ("...these experimenters have made the mistake of limiting the productive capacity of hydroponics to that of soil. Comparison can be only by growing as great a number of plants in each case as the fertility of the culture medium can support"). For example, the Hoagland and Arnon study did not adequately appreciate that hydroponics has other key benefits compared to soil culture including the fact that the roots of the plant have constant access to oxygen and that the plants have access to as much or as little water and nutrients as they need. This is important as one of the most common errors when cultivating plants is over- and underwatering; and hydroponics prevents this from occurring as large amounts of water, which may drown root systems in soil, can be made available to the plant in hydroponics, and any water not used, drained away, recirculated, or actively aerated, eliminating anoxic conditions in the root area. In soil, a grower needs to be very experienced to know exactly with how much water to feed the plant. Too much and the plant will be unable to access oxygen because air in the soil pores is displaced, which can lead to root rot; too little and the plant will undergo water stress or lose the ability to absorb nutrients, which are typically moved into the roots while dissolved, leading to nutrient deficiency symptoms such as chlorosis. Eventually, Gericke's advanced ideas led to the implementation of hydroponics into commercial agriculture while Hoagland's views and helpful support by the University prompted Hoagland and his associates to develop several new formulas for mineral nutrient solutions, universally known as Hoagland solution. One of the earliest successes of hydroponics occurred on Wake Island, a rocky atoll in the Pacific Ocean used as a refueling stop for Pan American Airlines. Hydroponics was used there in the 1930s to grow vegetables for the passengers. Hydroponics was a necessity on Wake Island because there was no soil, and it was prohibitively expensive to airlift in fresh vegetables. From 1943 to 1946, Daniel I. Arnon served as a major in the United States Army and used his prior expertise with plant nutrition to feed troops stationed on barren Ponape Island in the western Pacific by growing crops in gravel and nutrient-rich water because there was no arable land available. In the 1960s, Allen Cooper of England developed the nutrient film technique. The Land Pavilion at Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center opened in 1982 and prominently features a variety of hydroponic techniques.
Nutrient solutions Inorganic hydroponic solutions The formulation of hydroponic solutions is an application of plant nutrition, with nutrient deficiency symptoms mirroring those found in traditional soil based agriculture. However, the underlying chemistry of hydroponic solutions can differ from soil chemistry in many significant ways. Important differences include: Unlike soil, hydroponic nutrient solutions do not have cation-exchange capacity (CEC) from clay particles or organic matter. The absence of CEC and soil pores means the pH, oxygen saturation, and nutrient concentrations can change much more rapidly in hydroponic setups than is possible in soil. Selective absorption of nutrients by plants often imbalances the amount of counterions in solution. This imbalance can rapidly affect solution pH and the ability of plants to absorb nutrients of similar ionic charge (see article membrane potential). For instance, nitrate anions are often consumed rapidly by plants to form proteins, leaving an excess of cations in solution. This cation imbalance can lead to deficiency symptoms in other cation based nutrients (e.g. Mg2+) even when an ideal quantity of those nutrients are dissolved in the solution. Depending on the pH or on the presence of water contaminants, nutrients such as iron can precipitate from the solution and become unavailable to plants. Routine adjustments to pH, buffering the solution, or the use of chelating agents is often necessary. Unlike soil types, which can vary greatly in their composition, hydroponic solutions are often standardized and require routine maintenance for plant cultivation. Under controlled conditions hydroponic solutions are periodically pH adjusted to near neutral (pH ≈ 6.0) and are aerated with oxygen. Also, water levels must be refilled to account for transpiration losses and nutrient solutions require re-fortification to correct the nutrient imbalances that occur as plants grow and deplete nutrient reserves. Sometimes the regular measurement of nitrate ions is used as a key parameter to estimate the remaining proportions and concentrations of other essential nutrient ions in a balanced solution. Well-known examples of standardized, balanced nutrient solutions are the Hoagland solution, the Long Ashton nutrient solution, or the Knop solution. As in conventional agriculture, nutrients should be adjusted to satisfy Liebig's law of the minimum for each specific plant variety. Nevertheless, generally acceptable concentrations for nutrient solutions exist, with minimum and maximum concentration ranges for most plants being somewhat similar. Most nutrient solutions are mixed to have concentrations between 1,000 and 2,500 ppm. Acceptable concentrations for the individual nutrient ions, which comprise that total ppm figure, are summarized in the following table. For essential nutrients, concentrations below these ranges often lead to nutrient deficiencies while exceeding these ranges can lead to nutrient toxicity. Optimum nutrition concentrations for plant varieties are found empirically by experience or by plant tissue test.
13 Nutrients Required for Hydroponic Plants Ensure that your plants receive all the nutrients they need for optimal growth Knowing which nutrients are needed to grow healthy plants in a hydroponic system. Each type of plant has different requirements, but most plants need Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium as primary nutrients and secondary nutrients such as Magnesium, Calcium, and Sulfur. These nutrients are necessary for photosynthesis, respiration, and other vital processes. To ensure that your plants receive all the nutrients they need for optimal growth, carefully monitor the nutrient levels in your hydroponic Image from Canva One of the benefits of using a hydroponic system for growing plants is that you can closely control the nutrient levels in the water. This is important because plants need different levels of nutrients to grow properly. In a hydroponic system, you can adjust the nutrient levels to match what the plant needs at any given time. It cannot be easy to provide the nutrients your plants need in traditional soil gardening. Nutrients become diluted and locked in the soil over time, making it impossible to replenish them completely. Additionally, some nutrients are not available in the soil or break down too quickly for plants to use them effectively. Hydroponic systems are designed to deliver specific amounts of nutrients at precise times, so plants can access them right away and use them effectively. There are other benefits, in addition to the control that comes with using a hydroponic system. Since you don’t have to worry about soil quality or nutrient levels in the ground, you can grow plants in locations where traditional gardening is impossible. For example, you can grow plants indoors on a windowsill or in a greenhouse, even if there isn’t any soil available. Nutrients Required for Hydroponic Plants Knowing which nutrients are needed to grow healthy plants in a hydroponic system. Each type of plant has different requirements, but most plants need Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium as primary nutrients and secondary nutrients such as Magnesium, Calcium, and Sulfur. These nutrients are necessary for photosynthesis, respiration, and other vital processes. In addition to the primary nutrients, some plants also require other micronutrients such as Boron, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Chlorine, Copper, and Sodium. These elements help to support plant growth and development by improving nutrient absorption, strengthening cell walls, regulating metabolism, and promoting other essential processes. You can grow healthy, productive plants in a hydroponic system with the proper care by providing all the necessary nutrients for optimal growth. Ideally, you should carefully monitor the nutrient levels in your hydroponic system and adjust them as needed to ensure that your plants receive all the essential nutrients they need for optimal growth. This can involve regular testing of the nutrient solution and careful adjustments using various additives or dietary supplements. We will look into each nutrient and its importance in plant growth. 1. Nitrogen (N) Importance of Nitrogen Nitrogen is essential for plant growth because it helps create chlorophyll, which is critical for photosynthesis. Nitrogen is also involved in producing proteins, enzymes, and other vital compounds. Source of Nitrogen Nitrogen can be obtained from natural sources such as lightning strikes or biological nitrogen fixation. However, human industrial processes are also used to convert nitrogen gas into other more readily available forms for plant use. What if there is a Nitrogen deficiency? When plants don’t have enough nitrogen, they may become yellow or short. Yellowing and stunting are symptoms of nitrogen deficiency. Nitrogen-deficient plants also display spindly development and an etiolated habit due to a reduction in the production of amino acids and nucleic acids. 2. Phosphorus (P) Importance of Phosphorus Phosphorus is another essential element for plant growth. It helps create strong roots, promotes blooming and fruiting, and encourages proper cell division. Cellular metabolism through Phosphorus plays a key structural role in cell membranes, nucleic acids, and other plant tissues. Phosphorus is a limiting nutrient for plant growth, particularly in tropical regions or in highly weathered soils. Source of Phosphorus Phosphorus is present in most lawns and green spaces in sufficient quantities. The weathering of minerals and soils in the Earth’s crust is the ultimate terrestrial phosphorus source. What if there is a Phosphorus deficiency? Plants that don’t have enough Phosphorus may become stunted or produce fewer flowers and fruits. Darkening or purpling of the leaves, stunting, and necrotic lesions are all symptoms of phosphorus deficiency. 3. Potassium (K) Importance of Potassium Potassium is an essential element for plant growth because it helps to regulate metabolism, promote root development, and improve disease resistance. Most plants require potassium in fairly high concentrations. Source of Potassium Most soils contain potassium because it is derived from the weathering of rocks and minerals. It can be found in the soil naturally, although some plants have developed a stronger capacity to absorb it through the air or biological processes. What if there is a Potassium deficiency? Plants that don’t have enough potassium may become weak or vulnerable to pests and diseases. Symptoms of potassium insufficiency include stunted growth, necrosis, chlorosis, and disease susceptibility. The first signs of potassium deficiency are often seen in mature leaves, as the plant transfers potassium to actively growing younger tissues to promote development. Related: NPK for Hydroponics: How It Works and Why It Matters? 4. Magnesium (Mg) Importance of Magnesium Magnesium is another important mineral nutrient for plant growth. It helps activate many vital enzymes and proteins, and it also plays a role in photosynthesis and chlorophyll production. Source of Magnesium Magnesium is mainly found in soil and rocks, although it can also be absorbed from rainfall or groundwater. Some plants can absorb magnesium directly from the air through their roots. What if there is a Magnesium deficiency? Magnesium deficiency will likely occur in conjunction with metal toxicity due to the increased solubility of metals at low pH. There is no single pattern of symptoms for magnesium deficiency. When plants don’t have enough magnesium, they may become yellow or discolored in other ways. Plants that have insufficient magnesium often exhibit chlorosis. The symptoms of magnesium deficiency tend to appear first in more mature tissues because magnesium is translocating within the plant. 5. Sulfur (S) Importance of Sulfur Sulfur is one of the most common nutrients for plants since it’s found in most soils. It is required for healthy respiration and protein synthesis, and many other vital processes. Sulfur is a biologically ubiquitous element, playing critical structural roles in amino acids and compounds involved in electron transfers in photosynthesis and respiration. Sulfur is also a structural component of specialized enzymes and related molecules. Source of Sulfur Sulfur is most often encountered as sulfate in the soil, which comes from weathering parent soil materials or by-products of fossil fuel combustion, such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. These gases are changed to acid rain by this process. What if there is a Sulfur deficiency? Sulfur deficiencies can cause plants to appear yellow or stunted, and they may also produce fewer flowers or fruits. Plants lacking in sulfur often have symptoms such as chlorosis and spindly or stunted growth. Unlike plants deficient in nitrogen or potassium, sulfur-deficient plants generally exhibit symptoms in younger, developing tissues due to its limited translocation within the plant. 6. Calcium (Ca) Importance of Calcium Calcium is an important nutrient for plant growth because it helps build strong cell walls, promote root development, regulate metabolism, and signal transduction in plants. Source of Calcium Most calcium in the soil is derived from geologic sources and plays a critical role in the cation exchange mechanism. What if there is a Calcium deficiency? When plants don’t have enough calcium, they may be stunted or generate fewer flowers and fruits. Calcium deficiency can result in juvenility, death of growing buds, young leaves, and root tips. Calcium deficiency can also be caused by a high pH (higher acidity). Many metals become hazardous at elevated pH due to their increased mobility. As it makes the nutrient less accessible to plants in these situations, high pH (higher acidity) can also contribute to calcium insufficiency. 7. Boron (B) Importance of Boron The precise functions of boron in the plant are unknown. Boron is an essential micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to promote cell division, strengthen cell walls, and regulate metabolism. Source of Boron Boron is a micronutrient commonly found in the soil solution as boric acid. What if there is a Boron deficiency? When plants don’t have enough boron, they may become stunted or produce fewer flowers and fruits. Plants deficient in boron often show general brittleness of organs, and the apical meristems may die. Additionally, roots may become brittle or die. These deficiencies can make plants more susceptible to infection by pathogenic organisms. 8. Manganese (Mn) Importance of Manganese Manganese is an important micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to create enzymes, proteins, and other vital compounds. It also plays a role in photosynthesis and chlorophyll production. Source of Manganese Manganese is present in both geologic and biological sources. It’s a micronutrient element typically found in the soil solution as Manganous. What if there is a Manganese deficiency? The symptoms of manganese deficiency differ depending on the plant species. Plants that don’t have enough manganese become yellow or brown in various ways. Deficient plants usually have chlorotic or necrotic lesions on their leaves, fruits, or seeds. The occurrence of symptoms is dependent on the plant species. 9. Iron (Fe) Importance of Iron Iron is an essential micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to create enzymes, proteins, and other vital compounds. It also plays a role in photosynthesis and the transportation of nutrients throughout the plant. Source of Iron Iron is found in the soil as oxide and carbonates and bonded to organic compounds. What if there is a Iron deficiency? When plants don’t have enough iron, they may become yellow or discolored in other ways. Plants deficient in iron initially show interveinal chlorosis in the younger tissues because iron is not readily translocated within the plant body. Plants can get the iron they need from the soil even if it has a low pH. This is because plants produce special compounds called siderophores which bind to the iron in the soil. The plant then absorbs the siderophore, along with the iron it contains. Once inside the plant, the iron is released and used by the plant. 10. Zinc (Zn) Importance of Zinc Zinc is another essential micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to promote enzyme and protein production, create healthy roots, and regulate metabolism. Zinc is involved in chlorophyll synthesis and the synthesis of proteins from DNA. Source of Zinc Zinc may be obtained from both geologic and biological deposits. The micronutrient element is found in the soil solution as soluble zinc compounds, usually organic complexes or oxides. What if there is a Zinc deficiency? When plants don’t have enough zinc, they may become stunted or produce fewer flowers and fruits. Zinc deficiency causes stunted growth, small leaves, and rosette formation. Zinc shortages can have a significant influence on plant development and growth. 11. Chlorine (Cl) Importance of Chlorine Chlorine is an important micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to regulate osmosis and water absorption. It also promotes chlorophyll production, which is essential for photosynthesis. Source of Chlorine Chlorine is a monovalent anion in soil derived from salts in the parent soil material and is thus primarily found in soil. It is readily accessible, but it does exist in significant quantities, making chlorine deficiency uncommon. What if there is a Chlorine deficiency? When plants don’t have enough Chlorine, they may become discolored or stunted. In the laboratory, Chlorine is identified by blue-green, shiny leaves that are eventually bronze in color. Plants wilt or are severely stunted in severe circumstances and show significant chlorosis and necrosis. 12. Copper (Cu) Importance of Copper Copper is another important micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to activate key enzymes and proteins, promote healthy root development, and strengthen cell walls. Copper is a micronutrient heavily involved in electron transfers within the cell. Copper is a component or activator of some enzymes. Source of Copper Copper is a dense, heavy metal that may be found in the soil and other compounds. What if there is a Copper deficiency? When plants don’t have enough copper, they may become weak or susceptible to pests and disease. Copper deficiencies can manifest themselves as chlorosis or leaf rolling in plants, although this varies depending on the species. Woody types may also show blistered bark or early-stage dieback due to a lack of copper. 13. Sodium (Na) Importance of Sodium Sodium is an important micronutrient for plant growth because it helps to regulate osmosis and water absorption. It also promotes chlorophyll production, which is essential for photosynthesis. Sodium is a micronutrient for plants that undergo C4 or CAM photosynthesis rather than C3 photosynthesis. Source of Sodium Sodium is included in the cation exchange complex and thus can be found in the soil solution. The primary source of sodium in the soil solution is from the parent soil material’s salts rather than sea salt. In general, salt-tolerant species can withstand a greater rate of replacement. What if there is a Sodium deficiency? A deficit of sodium causes plants to photosynthesize incorrectly. Plants that don’t have enough sodium become discolored or stunted. In Summary As you can see, many different nutrients are essential for plant growth. To ensure that your plants receive all the nutrients they need for optimal growth, carefully monitor the nutrient levels in your hydroponic system by testing the solution regularly and making adjustments as required using various additives or dietary supplements. Thank you for reading! Also, read: Hydroponic Potatoes: A How-To Guide You may be wondering if potatoes can be grown hydroponically. The answer is yes! Potatoes can grow without soil. They… hydroponicway.com How to Set Up DIY Deep Water Culture Hydroponic System? Deepwater culture hydroponic systems are a type of hydroponic system that has been used for hundreds of years… hydroponicway.com
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