Grass without soil

  • Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • BCSIR is using wheat seeds to grow fodder in hydroponic system. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    BCSIR is using wheat seeds to grow fodder in hydroponic system. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • BCSIR is using wheat seeds to grow fodder in hydroponic system. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    BCSIR is using wheat seeds to grow fodder in hydroponic system. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The wheat seeds have to be kept in hydrogen peroxide for six hours to free those from germs. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The wheat seeds have to be kept in hydrogen peroxide for six hours to free those from germs. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The wheat seeds have to be kept in hydrogen peroxide for six hours to free those from germs. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The wheat seeds have to be kept in hydrogen peroxide for six hours to free those from germs. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Wheat seeds are laid on the container bed. Around seven kilograms grass will be produced from a kg of seeds. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Wheat seeds are laid on the container bed. Around seven kilograms grass will be produced from a kg of seeds. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Wheat seeds are laid on the container bed. Around seven kilograms grass will be produced from a kg of seeds. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Wheat seeds are laid on the container bed. Around seven kilograms grass will be produced from a kg of seeds. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The minerals are supplied through water in every six hours after laying the seeds on the bed. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    After laying the seeds on the bed, it takes only a week for the grasses to be ready as fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • A 200 square feet container with the full hydroponic system of producing 200-225 kg grass daily in it costs Tk 400,000. The price of a 400 square feet container with the capacity to produce 400-440 kg grass daily is Tk 800,000. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    A 200 square feet container with the full hydroponic system of producing 200-225 kg grass daily in it costs Tk 400,000. The price of a 400 square feet container with the capacity to produce 400-440 kg grass daily is Tk 800,000. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Five to six levels of beds can be set up in a container by controlling temperature and humidity, which allows growing more grass using less space. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The fodder produced through hydroponic system can be stored for up to 10 days. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The fodder produced through hydroponic system can be stored for up to 10 days. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The fodder produced through hydroponic system can be stored for up to 10 days. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The fodder produced through hydroponic system can be stored for up to 10 days. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Seven feet long grass carpets like the one showed in the photo need two kg wheat seeds to grow eight-inch grasses in a week. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • BCSIR Project Director Rezaul Karim says cattle start to give 10-15 percent more milk once those are fed with hydroponically grown fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    BCSIR Project Director Rezaul Karim says cattle start to give 10-15 percent more milk once those are fed with hydroponically grown fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • BCSIR Project Director Rezaul Karim says cattle start to give 10-15 percent more milk once those are fed with hydroponically grown fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    BCSIR Project Director Rezaul Karim says cattle start to give 10-15 percent more milk once those are fed with hydroponically grown fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Grasses produced at the research centre were distributed free among some farms recently. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Grasses produced at the research centre were distributed free among some farms recently. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Grasses produced at the research centre were distributed free among some farms recently. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Grasses produced at the research centre were distributed free among some farms recently. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The carpets of hydroponically grown fodder are also easy to roll and carry. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The carpets of hydroponically grown fodder are also easy to roll and carry. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The carpets of hydroponically grown fodder are also easy to roll and carry. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The carpets of hydroponically grown fodder are also easy to roll and carry. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Hydroponically grown fodder are being loaded on a vehicle for distribution. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Hydroponically grown fodder are being loaded on a vehicle for distribution. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • Hydroponically grown fodder are being loaded on a vehicle for distribution. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    Hydroponically grown fodder are being loaded on a vehicle for distribution. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The grasses grown without soil are taken to a cattle farm at Berhibandh area in the capital's Mohammadpur. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The grasses grown without soil are taken to a cattle farm at Berhibandh area in the capital's Mohammadpur. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • The grasses grown without soil are taken to a cattle farm at Berhibandh area in the capital's Mohammadpur. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    The grasses grown without soil are taken to a cattle farm at Berhibandh area in the capital's Mohammadpur. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

  • According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik

    According to the cattle farmers, a milch cow needs food of around Tk 300 daily while the cost drops below Tk 200 if it is fed with hydroponic fodder. Photo: asaduzzaman pramanik