In a move to provide better and sufficient fodder for livestock, the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (tanuvas) has successfully rolled out its latest hydroponic fodder production. This will help farmers cultivate fodder without soil, with minimum labour and maximum returns.
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrients in water without soil. This method requires only about two to three litres of water to produce one kilo of fodder, as compared to the conventional method, which requires over 90 litres of water. Apart from minimal use of water, fodder grown in this technique will have more nutrition value, say experts. “This fodder is 26 per cent more nutritious than the others produced conventionally, which usually accounts for less than 15 per cent protein with high concentration,” said S Thilagar, Vice-Chancellor of TANUVAS.
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Source: The New Indian Express