WO2007106527A3 - An improved enclosed water absorbent synthetic plant growth medium - Google Patents

An improved enclosed water absorbent synthetic plant growth medium Download PDF

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WO2007106527A3
WO2007106527A3 PCT/US2007/006414 US2007006414W WO2007106527A3 WO 2007106527 A3 WO2007106527 A3 WO 2007106527A3 US 2007006414 W US2007006414 W US 2007006414W WO 2007106527 A3 WO2007106527 A3 WO 2007106527A3
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George A Scott
Douglas N Diemert
Phillip Scott
Leslie J Wagner
Jeffrey John Huber
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George A Scott
Douglas N Diemert
Phillip Scott
Leslie J Wagner
Jeffrey John Huber
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A01AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
    • A01GHORTICULTURE; CULTIVATION OF VEGETABLES, FLOWERS, RICE, FRUIT, VINES, HOPS OR SEAWEED; FORESTRY; WATERING
    • A01G24/00Growth substrates; Culture media; Apparatus or methods therefor

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The present invention is an improved water retention that includes a recyclable synthetic plant growth medium placed within a water retention system having a permeable outer layer, polymer inner layers to block evaporation and provide for the even distribution of water absorbed through the permeable outer layer, and a water impermeable bottom layer. The top and bottom layers are sealed to enclose each of the layers. Water may also be supplied to the system through drip tubes. The improvement is a synthetic plant growth medium which includes a rionwoven polymer support form for plants, at least one delivery tube to supply nutrient fluid to the plants and attaching means to attach the delivery tubes to the polymer form and a root barrier to separate the form from the evaporation and water distribution layers. The improvement also includes a water removal system in the water distribution layer. Also presented is a system to recirculate water and nutrients into and out of the improved system.
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