There are several advantages that come from using hydroponic farming instead of field farming. It solves common concerns in the farming industry, like soil erosion, foodborne illness outbreaks, and massive water consumption.
Hydroponic farming saves space. The roots of plants don’t spread because nutrients and water are delivered right to them. When plants grow in the soil, they have to be planted at least a few inches apart from each other. The roots grow in all directions as they look for nutrients and water. When farmers use microbes for hydroponics that are mixed in the water system, space is saved.
You may be surprised to know how much water is saved with hydroponic farming. When field farming is used, water will roll away or evaporate. Puddles will also be formed. This makes a lot of the water used in field farming unusable. With hydroponic systems, about 10 times less water is used. Water can be recirculated.
Fewer chemicals are used with hydroponic systems. Since microbes for hydroponics and different forms of nutrients can be delivered directly to the plants, there is less need for herbicides and pesticides. This makes farming safer. It makes customers happier. Another point on this subject is that since most hydroponic systems are indoors, it is less likely that pests will try to infiltrate the systems. This means that pesticides are rarely needed.
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