With the help of technology, the deserts of Dubai are going to stroll through the green fields. Yes, a Norwegian company has started this experiment in the barren areas of Dubai. The results of this farming started in sandy places in March can surprise anyone.
From millet to cereals, flowers and vegetables like watermelon and luffa fields were ready there. That means it took only 5 months. The company claims that they can make desert land cultivable in just 7 hours. Know, what is the technology that can make the desert green.
A startup from the Scandinavian country Norway made this significant discovery. Called Desert Control, the purpose of this startup is to make the world green. The company first focused on the desert.
She started trying to understand how to plant trees in sandy places. In this, Norway's scientist Christian Olyssen greatly helped in the discovery. In the year 2000, scientist Ollison had designed a special technique. It can also grow crops in barren areas.
Under this, clay is liquefied. Soil becomes as liquid as water. It is sprinkled on sand or sandy ground. After reaching the ground, it starts its work. The nanoclay sticks to the sand. Due to this, the nutrients required for water and trees and plants are gathered upwards. Now this land is ready for growing the crop. This entire process only takes 7 hours.
The need for water becomes half
According to a report published on CNN, the Desert Control Company also claims that this technology can not only grow crops in sandy places, but trees and plants get full nutrition in half the water. The spraying of nanoclays to make the land cultivable can be done by any popular technique of irrigation.
Start of the experiment from Dubai
Due to the sandy land in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the crops are negligible. Even he asks for more than 90% grains and vegetables from other countries. Given this, the Norwegian company started work there in the year 2108. For this, the company partnered with the Dubai International Center for Bioseline Agriculture (ICBA) to develop labs in Dubai.
Field tests underway
After this the field test started. Although the labs have been temporarily closed due to corona infection, the field test is still going on. According to ICMA Director-General Ismahane Elouafi, millet and vegetables are being cultivated in completely barren places. And if the result remains the same then nano liquid technology will prove to be of great use for desert countries like UAE.
Scientists from other countries have also appreciated this effort of Norway and Dubai. According to Jacqueline Hannam, a UK agricultural scientist and professor at Cranefield University, this technique can prove to be very revolutionary.
She says that it is true that water and nutrients stay on the soil in the soil with more time and more quantity. This can be effective for farming. On the other hand, they are afraid that trying to mix clay in the desert land can also have a bad effect on the ecosystem.
In an effort to ensure that there is no damage to the ecosystem, the Norwegian company signed an agreement with Dubai-based ICBA, which is sensitive to its country, and is making sure that any damage to the sandy land is being attempted in the field of farming. Don't be This technology is also economical to make sandy land cultivable in just 7 hours. For this, you may have to spend 150 to 400 rupees for every 11 square feet. It depends on how sandy the land is.
On one side there is farming in the sand and on the other side, it is being cultivated without soil also. This is called hydroponic farming. In India too, this method has become quite popular in urban areas. Under this, fruits and vegetables are being grown. If we make nutrients available to the plants and plants without soil in any other way, then they can flourish.
Under this, plants and fodder crops are grown under controlled conditions at about 80 to 85 percent humidity at 15 to 30 degree Celsius temperature. From this, plants and vegetables etc. can be grown in the flat or even at home without soil.
Wooden sawdust, sand or pebbles are put in water and a special solution is added to provide the necessary nutrients for the plants. This solution is put as a few drops only once or twice a month. It has been observed that with this technique, plants grow 20–30% better than plants in soil. The reason for this is that water directly nourishes the plants and they do not have to struggle for it in the soil.