Cornell Researchers Use Aeroponics to boost NY potato production

A system developed in Lima, Peru has been adopted by Cornell University scientists to hasten the process of growing potatoes. By utilizing aeroponics (in which plant roots grow in the air as opposed to the ground), tubers can be grown more quickly and at a higher volume. This could greatly decrease the amount of time necessary to get potatoes on consumers’ tables, a process that traditionally takes several years. Increasing efficiency will lighten the load for farmers and allow them to “remain self-sustaining.” 

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