What is Hydroponic farming?
It is the modern technology farming in which water and it’s nutrient levels in the water control plant growth and productivity. In other words, it’s soilless farming and growing crops on water. The word Hydroponics means “water-related” and this farming technology has become common in modern farming practices and has greater applications.
Hydroponic Farming Process
Water is enriched with well-balanced nutrients in hydroponic farming that are important for plant growth and improved yield. Within the specific range, water level PH will be maintained resulting in better growth and production. Plants take the nutrients from the water in this farming and use sunlight to produce the production. As we said it is soilless farming, in the absence of soil, one should make sure to replace the essential soil functions that must be given in water in water farming.
Support for the plant root system: a medium such as sand or gravel or plastic is generally used in the Hydroponic system to support the plant root system.
Supply of Nutrients: Nutrients are supplied from organic content in the soil-based farming system. Where, as in Hydroponic farming, fertilizers are added to the well-balanced water. The plants ‘ nutrients.
Supply of Oxygen: For soil-based agriculture, plates use soil-based oxygen where plants get the oxygen from the water as in Hydroponic.
Supply of water: In soil-based farming, plants get the water from the soil to set up the root system in the soil where, as in hydroponic farming, water is supplied directly to the plants.
The above explains how to replace soil-based agriculture with water-based agriculture without affecting plant functions
Benefits of Hydroponics Farming
- Hydroponics uses all the mineral nutrients supplied in the water without any waste, thereby reducing pollution
- Hydroponics needs less water than soil-based agriculture
- As they monitor the water level of PH and provide essential nutrients in an optimized manner, this system expects faster growth and high yield
- Hydroponics can be easily managed and automated
- In comparison to traditional methods of agriculture, hydroponics needs less storage
- The quality of the product will be good in hydroponics
- To achieve better results, this technology can be combined with greenhouse technology
- The hydroponics system’s only downside is its initial set-up price. Nevertheless, with this device used in greenhouse farming, many farmers already have good results
This is not natural agriculture and we use fertilizers in water to grow plants.