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Vegetables grown on hydroponic basalt substrate in Yakutia (Russia)

Vegetables grown on hydroponic basalt substrate in Yakutia (Russia)

A year-round greenhouse complex where the plants are grown on hydroponic basalt substrate made of basalt fiber was put into operation near the city of Yakutsk, in the village of Syrdakh at the turn of 2016.

The greenhouse farm is located in the territory of priority development Kangalassy Industrial Park. The choice of mineral wool as an artificial substrate to grow hydroponic plants is mainly caused by its excellent aeration properties.

Due to the porous structure, the substrate is saturated with oxygen, which favorably affects the growth and development of plants. Agricultural basalt provides biological stability, prevents the stagnation of nutrient solutions and allows drainage so that fungus cannot appear in the substrate.

Japanese located Hokkaido Corporation and Joint-Stock Bank “Almazergienbank” JSB became investors of the project. The total area of this complex is 1,000 square meters. When the greenhouse complex is fully operational, it will cover 3.5 hectares.

Greenhouse complex in Yakutia in its choice of mineral wool as a substrate is not unique. We informed that the Krasnodar region (Kuban) had started the construction of a new plant to manufacture basalt substrate. It is supposed to cover the needs of all Kuban greenhouse farms.

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