Hydroponics is a method used to grow plants in a mineral nutrient solution without soil.
Some of the reasons why hydroponics is being adapted around the world for food production are the following:
- No soil is needed
- The water stays in the system and can be reused – thus, lower water costs
- It is possible to control the nutrition levels in their entirety – thus, lower nutrition costs
- No nutrition pollution is released into the environment because of the controlled system
- Stable and high yields
- Pests and diseases are easier to get rid of than in soil because of the container’s mobility
- It is easier to harvest
Here is a success story that was featured on CNN:
And an aeroponics article from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/technologies/aeroponic_plants.html
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