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PAU signs MoU with Urban Horticulture Solutions for Soilless Media Technology

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10 July 2020, Ludhiana: The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) signs MoU with Urban Horticulture Solutions, Jalandhar, for licensing of Rooftop Vegetable Nutrition Garden Model using Soilless Media Technology.

Dr K.S. Thind, Additional Director of Research, PAU, and Mr. Damanpreet Singh signed the Memorandum of Agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

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PAU is pioneer in the development of rooftop/terrace vegetable nutrition garden model for urban and peri-urban population using soil-less media. The technology was developed under All India Coordinated Research Project on Plasticulture Engineering and Technology operating in the Department of Soil and Water Engineering, PAU.

The technology requires only 12.6 sq m (net area = 4.2 m x 3.0 m) and gross area of 20 sq m (5.5 m x 3.6 m); the vegetables thus produced will be sufficient for a family of 2-4 persons. Vegetables like tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, coriander, broccoli, spinach, pea, lettuce, fenugreek and chinni sarson are being grown using this technology and with staggered sowing/transplanting.

PAU has signed 7 MoAs for the commercialisation of this technology with the industry.

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