Roots announces world-first pilot resulting in robust lettuce growth

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by Anna Napoli

Roots Sustainable Agricultural technologies (ASX:ROO) has announced a world first pilot, combining its Root Zone Temperature Optimization (RTZO) with technology developed by Teshuva Agricultural Projects (TAP) to cool the temperature of (NFT) hydroponic lettuce in Israel.

The two technologies resulted in robust lettuce growth and a 20 per shorter growth cycle compared to traditional plantings where no nutrient temperature control is used.

The successful operation between the companies shows the ability of the technology to allow farmers to stabilize nutrient temperatures to increase yields and profits through efficient crop management even in extreme Summer weather conditions.

Roots CEO, Dr Sharon Devir said it’s a major breakthrough in greenhouse crop control that no other commercial company is offering.

Shares in Roots Sustainable Agricultural technologies (ASX:ROO) are trading 3.17 per cent higher to 33c.

Anna Napoli

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Anna joined FNN February 2018 and also works with Channel 7 as a freelance producer. Anna has also worked as a lawyer and lecturer. She has also presented news updates for interstate news with Southern Cross Austereo.