What is Hydroponic?
Hydroponic is a modern agriculture technique that focuses on growing plants without Soil. Soil in traditional agriculture technique fulfills three main needs of the plant; 1) nutrients, 2) physical supports 3) Help in retaining moisture. Over the period, various media and means are developed to replace soil and provide the plant all three basic needs through alternate means in more controlled and precision way. This has helped in improving productivity, reducing dependency on farm labor, reducing land, reducing water usage and most importantly opened the door of technology and brought a new term in commercial projects; “urban farming”.
Urban farming redefined the meaning of agriculture land area. An Acre in Hydroponic yields is equivalent to multiple of acres of soil based yield. With technology infusion, a couple could take control of the Acre of hydroponic farm, which in soil based agriculture was impossible to think. Water is recycled, hence usage reduced to fraction.