Hydroponic Farming Continued
For the plants, the main advantage of hydroponics over conventional agriculture is the control over all parameters essential to plants growth (like nutrients, heat and light), while minimizing the effect of undesirable factors such as pests, harsh weather and seasonality.
The climate in the greenhouse is adjusted to fit the crop requirements. Water and air quality are monitored and filtered, so they are always clean.
In hydroponics water serve both as a growing medium and as a nutrient solution, providing the plants with all the minerals and nutrients they need. Plants, not having to invest any energy in growing their roots to reach water and nutrients (as they do when grown in soil), can channel all their energy into growing, resulting in an overall higher quality plant – bigger, prettier and healthier.