What would happen if solutions were poorly aerated in hydroponics?

Dear student,
If nutrient solution is poorly aerated in hydroponics, the roots cannot access oxygen. In case of plants in soil, roots access oxygen through pores in soil. But in cases of plants in hydroponic treatment, oxygen has to be supplied to the roots for respiration artificially i.e. through the nutrient solution. Hence, if this solution is poorly aerated, the roots as well as the entire plant will die.


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