From New Zealand comes news of a new elevated strawberry growing system. The strawberries are grown in elevated systems about a meter off the ground, and are grown in soil and pots. Although they are fertilized and watered in a precise way, they are not hydroponic since the plants and their roots are anchored in dirt.
The elevation off the ground seems to help with pest problems, and the roots warm sooner. The warming roots cause the plants to fruit sooner as well. This elevated system is novel, according to the developers, Mr. & Mrs. Malone.
For the entire story, see the article in The Timaru Herald: Plants react to elevation