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December 22nd, 2017 / Daily Monitor, Uganda

Even with the healthiest soils, it is still possible to find pests and other pathogens that attack crops and likely to lower your crop yields.

Soilless growing media have been proven to be sterile and free from pathogens that are soil-borne and applicable for urban farmers who grow plants on rooftops and containers.

In urban horticulture, almost all containerised plants are grown without any soil (hydroponics).
Soilless media, as the name suggests does not include soil; plants are grown in different organic materials. Soilless media are getting more popular.

According to Winfred Opio, an agronomist at Naro, for a good growing media, it is necessary that the plant gets a healthy balance of water and air. Read more