The Difference Between Hydroponic Cultivation and Traditional Agriculture

1. What are the advantages of hydroponic system hydroponics compared to traditional agriculture?


First of all, hydroponics is not that troublesome. If you like to grow plants, but hate digging in the soil, or are afraid of all kinds of bugs crawling on your body, then hydroponics is the best choice.


Because plants receive adequate water and nutrients in a hydroponic system without spending too much energy developing complex root systems, it provides fresher, healthier plant products in less time and with higher yields.


The scientists compared hydroponics with conventional farming methods and found that the former produced a 17 percent increase in plant yields.


In another study, a hydroponic potato plant yielded 75 tubers, while soil-grown potatoes yielded only 3 to 5. Potatoes grown with the closet hydroponic system were also 51% larger than those grown in pots. Hydroponics can also be used in places where there are no conditions for traditional farming.


In addition, hydroponics also increases green areas in the living space.


This method requires only 10% and 25% of the amount of water and fertilizer required for soil farming, which means lower operating costs. We can grow fresh vegetables and fruits with less investment and without much experience.


A paper published in the International Journal of Agricultural Extension compared strawberry yields obtained from hydroponic and soil cultivation. "Growing strawberries with cabinet hydroponic systems are feasible, cost-effective and more sustainable than conventional soil-growing systems," the article states. "Future research should focus on various hydroponic methods and the feasibility of commercial cultivation."


2. Commercial hydroponic cultivation of hydroponic system


Scientists have been using hydroponic solutions in some form since the early 1930s. However, these solutions are carefully controlled under specific conditions in the laboratory and are only used to study plant structure and nutrition. In commercial production, the application of this technology is far less common.


Currently, we also do not have standardized hydroponic solutions that can be ordered online. But don't worry, the field of hydroponics is growing at an astonishing rate.


According to an article in Businesswire, the global hydroponics market is expected to grow from $226.45 million in 2016 to $724.87 million in 2023.