Hydroponics, Aeroponic and Aquaponic as Compared with Conventional Farming

  • Ali AlShrouf Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, R & D Division, AlAin, UAE
Keywords: hydroponics, Aeroponics, Aquaponics, Geoponics conventional farming, water scarcity, land problem.

Abstract

Due to huge demand on water resources and subsequently food supply, many new trends in the farming innovative methods which include a complex agricultural production system have been evolved. Hydroponics is the art of soilless agriculture in which growing of plants in a soil less medium, or an aquatic based environment as aeroponics farming system. Hydroponic growing systems use mineral nutrient solutions to feed the plants in water of using soilless media. While Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture and hydroponics. Many studies of commercial-scale hydroponic, aeroponics and aquaponics production showed the potential positives role for those new technologies in the sustainable food security. Those agricultural farming systems could be one sustainable alternative to provide different type of produces that it requires less water, less fertilizer and less space which will increase the yield per unit area. The main advantage of those modern cultivation systems is the conservation of water and less or no use of agrichemicals which are dangerous to the human body when applying and especially when eating in the food.

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2017-01-21
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