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Comparative Analysis on Lettuce Quality Produced From Urban Agriculture and Organic Farming

Abstract

A previous project has proven that urban agriculture is feasible and more environment friendly than traditional agriculture. The question if the yield of urban agriculture through hydroponics is comparable to organic farming or not arose. Evidence gathered showing comparability should provide added value to the products of urban agriculture. This can in turn make the practice of urban agriculture not only more profitable but also more attractive. A hydroponics setup was placed in the rooftop of St. Joseph Hall of De La Salle University in Manila. The organic farming setup was placed in the grounds of De La Salle University in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. Both locations are in urbanized locations, but the Dasmariñas setup is also in the vicinity of farms and orchards. Results indicate that hydroponically grown lettuce can be grown faster. However, the nutrient content of the yield and other chemical contaminant content for both methods of agriculture are comparable with one another.

Comparative Analysis on Lettuce Quality Produced From Urban Agriculture and Organic Farming (508.0 KiB)