Comparation of Hydroponic System Design for Rural Communities in Indonesia
Keywords:Agriculture, Hydroponics, Hydrotropism, Product Design
AbstractThe interest of the younger generation in Indonesian rural areas to become farmer generally decreases. The problem they face is the reduced agricultural land also due to lack of farming ability. Since the introduction of hydroponic system for rural region, many young farmers are motivated to become independent farmer. This study is intended to find a hydroponic system that is suitable for rural situations and conditions in Indonesia. This research examines various existing hydroponic systems with comparative and experimental methods to find the most suitable model. The results obtained show a variety of promising qualities. One hydroponic design with a perforated bulkhead system that produces nutritional water waves, shows superior plant growth results. This hydroponic design with the application of hydrotropism shows a positive correlation between the movement of water and the growth of roots and leaves. Hydroponic products with hydrotropism components as the findings of this study can be recommended to be developed in rural areas in Indonesia
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