According to Borna, greenhouse hydroponic cultivation and the use of its most modern methods is a major development in the agricultural industry that significantly reduces long-term costs and multiplies the profitability of agricultural production.
But how does this happen? What is the difference in greenhouse production? Below you can read the reasons for the profitability of hydroponic cultivation.
Significant reduction in water consumption
We know that in our country and in the whole world, the largest part of the consumption of valuable fresh water resources is spent in the traditional agricultural sector, or in other words, it is wasted. Not only is this much more than plants need for water, but it also introduces pesticides and agricultural chemical fertilizers into healthy water sources.
Hydroponics means cultivation in water. As the name implies, plants are supposed to grow only in water instead of soil, and more water will surely be consumed.
It is true that in hydroponic planting, water is used as the main material for growing plants, but all the available water is in a completely closed cycle. As a result, water use is optimized. That is, almost every drop of water is used to the fullest. There is no runoff and no damage to groundwater resources.
Reduce the cost of providing large agricultural land
In hydroponic greenhouses, horizontal space is also used and the plants are placed at shorter distances from each other. After the least space, the maximum is used.
Eliminate the cost of pruning and weeding
Weeds disrupt the agricultural process. Weeding requires a lot of time and money. In hydroponic planting, there is no soil that is the breeding ground for weeds. So the problem is cleared automatically.
In a hydroponic greenhouse, instead of spending time weeding, you plant crops optimally.
Elimination of pests and diseases caused by soil
Agricultural pests originate mainly from soil. These pests affect the farmer in two ways. First, they may destroy the plant and crop altogether. Second, to prevent their occurrence and spread, they impose the cost of purchasing pesticides on the farmer.
It is not difficult to guess what the benefits are in hydroponic agriculture in this regard. In hydroponic agriculture, plants are less prone to pests and diseases. There is no soil and hydroponic greenhouses have an enclosed space and pests and diseases can not easily enter them.
Hydroponic greenhouse; For all seasons
Traditional agriculture is strongly influenced by the climate. An untimely change in temperature or rain and snow can destroy a farmer’s one-year crop. Moreover, it is not possible to grow agricultural products in all seasons and we have to wait until the right time to plant the crop.
In hydroponic greenhouses, it is always possible to control temperature, nutrients, humidity, ventilation and other factors. Farmers can easily grow different crops in all seasons.
Quality product and more production
In hydroponic planting, despite the better nutrients for plant growth and optimal water transfer, more crops are produced that are better in quality than traditional crops.
Lower labor costs
From planting to harvesting in traditional agriculture, you need an active workforce. With the automation available in hydroponic greenhouses, the highest efficiency is achieved at the lowest cost. In these greenhouses, all activities are done mechanized.
Were the reasons for the profitability of hydroponic cultivation convincing enough? If you would like to know more, visit the website of Atavita, the owner of the largest and largest hydroponic greenhouses in the Middle East, which produces products such as greenhouse tomatoes, and apply for advice in this regard.
Atavita Hydroponic Greenhouses currently produce the highest quality tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplants and ship more than 80% of their produce to world markets.
In addition to expanding its activities in modern greenhouse agriculture, Atavita is ready to advise and provide services to other activists in this field and help the growth of modern agriculture in our beloved country, Iran.