Hydroponic, also known as aquaculture is a method of cultivating and growing plants without soil. It is a subset of hydro-culture, in which plants are grown using mineral nutrient solutions, in water in total absence of soil. It is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of agriculture that has the capability of dominating food production in the nearby future. In natural conditions, it has been observed that soil acts as a mineral nutrient reservoir, but the soil itself is not essential for any plant’s growth. Thus, when the same mineral nutrients were dissolved in water, plant roots are able to absorb them. So the technique of aquaculture has been introduced for artificial supply of minerals and necessary nutrients to the plants in which soil is no longer required for plants to thrive.
There are number of advantages that one can get from aquaculture systems. Thus, here revealing top 5 advantages that really prove to be as an interesting fact related to this technology:
1.Farmers claim that some of the aquaculture crops use 90% less water as compared to the same crops in traditional soil farming. As a result huge amount of water could be saved.
2.One can plant 4 times the amount of crops in the same space as that of traditional soil farming. So one can get more amounts of crops in limited space itself.
3.As these plants are grown in an inert medium without soil, they require perfectly balanced pH, nutrients solutions as well as highly oxygenated water that is being delivered directly into the roots.
4.Some of the crops can grow twice as fast in aquaculture due to getting exactly the appropriate amount of nutrients, oxygen as well as water.
5.Crops that are grown using aquaculture technique do not use a single trace of neither herbicide nor pesticide chemicals and so it significantly creates impact on environment as well as on our bodies.
These were top 5 interesting facts related with hydroponic.