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Floating agricultural systems

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    Floating agriculture is a way of producing food in areas that are waterlogged for long periods of time. It is mainly aimed at adapting to increased or prolonged flooding.

    The system employs beds of rotting vegetation that act as compost for crop growth. The beds are able to float on the surface of the water, thus creating areas agricultural land in a waterlogged area. Scientifically, floating agriculture can be referred to as hydroponics.

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    Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium (known as geoponics). Unlike hydroponice, which uses a liquid nutrient solution as a growin medium and essential minerals to sustain plant growth; or aquaponics which uses water and fish waste, aeroponics is conducted without a growing medium.