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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 2630-2640
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.307


Development and Performance Evaluation of a Vertical Farming Structure
K. Shaheemath Suhara1* and G. N. Priya2
1Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641003, India
 2Department of Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala, 680656, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was taken up to fabricate two vertical farming structures and to compare the crop performance under fabricated vertical farming structure I (FVFS I) and fabricated vertical farming structure II (FVFS II) in the Kelappaji college of agricultural engineering and technology (KCAET), Tavanur. The climatic parameters as well as biometric observations were noted for comparing the performance of plants under FVFS I and FVFS II. The analysis of these data suggested that adoption of FVFS I is advantageous than the FVFS II. The plant height, number of leaves, plant girth and yield varied between the two structures. The analysis of various data showed that the plants at the right side of the FVFS I had higher growth and yield than any other sides of FVFS I and FVFS II for the orientation in the east-west direction at that particular location. The study suggested that FVFS I can be recommended more precisely as a substitute to the conventional farming practices on limited or problematic land area.


Keywords: Biometric observation, Drip irrigation, Light intensity, Temperature, Vertical farming
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Shaheemath Suhara, K. K. and Priya, G. N. 2019. Development and Performance Evaluation of a Vertical Farming Structure.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 2630-2640. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.307