Aquatic Rafts for Crops

Discussion in 'News from around the damp planet' started by 9anda1f, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. 9anda1f

    9anda1f Administrator Staff Member

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    I think that the idea of "food security" is impinging itself worldwide. Costa Rica seems to have re-invented the Chinampas:

    https://news.co.cr/costa-rican-scientists-trial-aquatic-agriculture-to-boost-food-security/21801/

     
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    Cool. Always fantasized about this kind of setup. I imagine it would significantly reduce surface evaporation, but the additional transpiration might render this effect negligible. I also wonder about how it would affect water quality in the lake? All questions that this kind of study should begin to address. Thanks 9anda1f...
     

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