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A comparison of the growth of plants in soil vs. hydroponic medium.

In this experiment, radish seeds were grown in water (hydroponically) and soil. Neither the water nor the soil had supplemental nutrients added. The lightingwas artificial. In early trials, it was observed that the plants in the hydroponic medium had longer and straighter roots than the soil plants, but the tops of the plants in the hydroponic died from unknown causes. Currently, additional trials are underway in which the growth of the plants will be measured more frequently in the event that premature death occurs once again.

Wendy Leiser, Cherry Creek High School.
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Author:Leiser, Wendy
Publication:Journal of the Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Science
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2001
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