Author Archives: Murat Kacira

About Murat Kacira

Murat Kacira (mkacira@cals.arizona.edu) is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona.

Hydroponics Give Growers Control

The term hydroponics describes soilless cropping systems that rely on water to transport the necessary nutrients to plant roots. The main difference between hydroponics and soil-based growing systems is the lack of a buffering capacity for nutrients.Typically for hydroponics, a small amount of inert rooting medium is used to anchor the first roots immediately after