A Soilless bumper crops solution. Hydroponics is an exploding industry that has yet to reach its full potential.
Hydroponics is proved to have several advantages over soil gardening/cultivation. The growth rate on a hydroponic plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant, grown under the same conditions. The yield of the plant is also greater. The plant then uses this saved energy to grow faster and to produce more fruit.
According to experts an average acre of traditionally farmed land will earn a farmer between PKR20, 000 and PKR30, 000 per year. An average acre of hydroponically grown crops will earn between PKR 200,000 and PKR250, 000 per year.
The typical average yield for hydroponic tomatoes is about 40 pounds per square foot per year. The yield may be less than that if your tomato plants lack the proper care and nutrients. According to Texas A&M; AgriLife Extension, growers can get 46 to 50 pounds per 1.4 square feet under optimum conditions.
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The Hydroponic Fodder as an alternative to the conventional method of green fodder production, hydroponics technology is coming up to grow fodder for farm animals. Water-Saving: The hydroponic system requires only 2 to 3 liters of water to grow 1 kg of quality green fodder when compared to 55 to 75 liters of water used in conventional farming. Utilization of Minimal Land: Generally, hydroponic greenhouse requires marginal land to cover the area of 10 meters x 5 meters for 1000 kg of green fodder per day per unit. Less labor and consistent growth in the whole year with profitability.
Vertical Farming is a revolutionary approach to producing high quantities of nutritious and quality fresh food all year round, without relying on skilled labor, favorable weather, high soil fertility, or high water usage. Vertical Farm Systems growing cycles are consistent and reliable, allowing commercial growers to confidently commit to delivery schedules and supply contracts. In a well-managed Vertical Farm System, there is no such thing as ‘seasonal crops’ and there are no crop losses. Production overheads in Vertical Farm Systems installations are commercially competitive and predictable. In some cases, the profitability of over 30% has been demonstrated even after deducting full amortization of capital equipment over a 10 year period. 20 % less water consumption,
Crop cycles are also faster due to the systems’ controlled temperature, humidity, daylight hours optimization, and the use of biopic biologically active organic plant nutrients. The systems can produce market grade produce of several crops within just 21 days.
Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture, which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and this beneficial bacterium are gather in the spaces between the roots of the plant and converts the fish waste and the solids into substances the plants can use to grow.
The primary purpose of an Aquaponics system is to grow plants to feed humans. The purpose of the fish is to create waste bacteria which are to convert fish waste into plants as a fertilizer. Aquaponics is a simulated ecosystem, more precisely, a simulated freshwater ecosystem. Our proprietary system grows six times more per square foot than traditional farming. Aquaponics uses 90% less water than traditional farming because Aquaponics recycles the water in the system, we can grow in droughts and areas with little water. Plants have access to nutrients 24 hours a day, they grow faster. For example, the Aquaponics system speeds up the growth of lettuce from two months to one month. One of the quickest-yield vegetables you can get out of an Aquaponics system is lettuce. Reaching peak maturity at around 28 days, lettuce grows ideally in floating beds. It is very forgiving in terms of the minimum and maximum water temperatures and can survive a range from 25-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
They are an excellent fish for eating, boasting a high protein content and a low fish flavor, making them excellent for those who are not fond of eating fish. Catfish – There are a variety of species of catfish, TILAPIA that can be used in an Aquaponics system, but all species work well. Aquaponics is the best source of income and profitability.
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Even most approved organic pesticides would kill our fish. The fish act as the “canary in the coal mine”, and force the Aquaponics farmer to be honest. Even our tap water in Bend contains chloramine, which is an additive much like chlorine that would kill our fish.
An advanced form of hydroponics, Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment rather than soil. Aeroponic systems use water, liquid nutrients, and a soilless growing medium to quickly and efficiently grow more colorful, tastier, better smelling, and incredibly nutritious produce. Aeroponic growth refers to growth achieved in an air culture. The aeroponic system refers to hardware and system components assembled to sustain plants in an air culture. Aeroponic greenhouse refers to a climate-controlled glass or plastic structure with equipment to grow plants in an air/mist environment. There are two main types of aeroponic systems.
It’s less complicated – Aeroponics systems use misters instead of the more conventional setup like NFT or ‘ebb and flow’ systems. The misters are simply aimed at the direction of the root mats and a precise timer dictates when the water will wash over the roots. As a result, the roots get more oxygen while getting the water and nutrients it needs.
Room air is the medium. – The most striking difference between aeroponics and conventional hydroponics is that it doesn’t need to grow pots and grow media to work. The growing medium is what replaces the soil in a soil-free setup. In a conventional hydroponics setup, it serves as the absorber and distributor of the nutrient solution. The air spaces in the grow medium also allow for the aeration of the roots of the crops.
You will get better results. – This is one benefit that you can take to the bank. If you want an approach that drastically minimizes root rot and just guarantees healthy plants until harvest, pick aeroponics. It may sound daunting in the beginning, but trust us, it’s a superior approach.
The equipment is simpler. – Maintaining a misting machine
It’s easy to identify problems. – There are only two things that can go wrong in an aquaponics system. The first is when one or more misting heads are no longer delivering sufficient moisture and nutrients to the plants. This can be due to a clogged head, a faulty timing mechanism, etc. The second one is obvious – if the power goes out, the misting will stop. Both major problems are easy to solve with a backup power supply and some spare parts.
You work with fewer components. – As you perfect your system, you will be able to master how to create ideal conditions in your aquaponics setup. You will be able to upgrade as necessary when your misting machine is no longer ideal, and all this will come in due time as you observe how your crops respond to the system itself.
You can combine this system with other systems. – It sounds crazy, but you can. You can replace your conventional setup with a misting setup even if you have an aquaponics system at home. The water will still be routed from the fish tank and you will get the same results since it’s just nutrients and moisture being sprayed onto your plants.
It is easily scalable. – People often think that Aeroponics is hard to scale, but it’s not. All you have to do is do a bit of plumbing, add more misting heads, and voila – you can add more plants.
It uses fewer resources than conventional farming – If we were to compare aeroponics with conventional farming, you would see immediately what the world is missing out on. With a bit of help from technology, crops grow faster and they’re healthier, too! You get to harvest your crops more quickly compared to plants in soil setups and at the same time, you save on resources while you’re at it.
The roots get more oxygen. – This is probably the best benefit of aeroponics, right next to the fact that you’re using a misting machine to grow plants. The root mats of plants need oxygen to flourish, but we didn’t know just how much they LOVED oxygen until aeroponics came into the picture. Minus soil and being submerged, the roots can grow massively with just water and open air. Nothing is wasted because evaporation of water contributes to the humidity of the place, which is also needed by the plants.
The system is easier to maintain. – Of course, this is a subjective appraisal from someone who has had experience with running a hydroponics system, but it remains that aeroponics has such fewer moving parts that it is just a boon to people who get confused with juggling too many variables.
The equipment is simpler. – Maintaining a misting machine is easier than trying to maintain several water pumps, air pumps, and what not, in conventional hydroponics setups. And since you will be acquainted with one major type of machine, you will be able to master how it functions and possibly how to even fix it in a short period.
Maintenance is a breeze. – For the most part, you will be just checking the nutrient solution and the pH of the water, as well as making sure that the misting heads are functioning properly.
You can experiment with different kinds of plants. – Since your plants will be suspended, you can grow large plants if you want to – it depends on your preferences. You will not be weighed down by the constraints of grow pots.
It’s easier to master. – Again, with fewer variables, you will be able to master your Aquaponics system in no time.
Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers. It often incorporates controlled-environment agriculture, which aims to optimize plant growth, and soilless farming techniques such as Hydroponics, Aquaponics, and Aeroponics. Vertical farming could involve building special skyscrapers in urban areas, vacant rooms, rooftops of commercial and noncommercial buildings, and in the Basement of buildings. Vertical farming also uses less water, grows plants faster, and can be used year-round – not just in certain seasons. By growing plants indoors, you get a lot of fine-grained control you get over the resources your crops need. It allows for rapid growth and predictable nutrient content. Vertical Farming is the Future. … Beyond providing fresh local produce, vertical agriculture could help increase food production and expand agricultural operations as the world’s population is projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. And by that same year, two out of every three people are expected to live in urban areas.