11 reasons why hydroponics is profitable
11 reasons why hydroponics is profitable
- If you are thinking of buying a professional hydroponic system and are still unaware of its economic profitability, read on
Although it has been amply demonstrated in recent years, there are still those who are unaware of the possibilities of the high economic profitability of professional hydroponic systems. If you are one of these people and still harbour certain doubts, we will resolve them and show you that hydroponics is indeed profitable.
Hydroponics and substrate cultivation
Before we start, we need to put the post into context. In case you don’t already know, hydroponics is a growing system that consists of producing vegetables without the roots touching the soil, growing them in water with the appropriate treatments so that they get all the nutrients they need to grow healthily. A similar system is that of growing in a substrate, which, although it uses the same formula, changes the water for a solid medium other than soil, such as coconut fibre or perlite, which are compatible with Hydroponic Systems’ systems. These types of systems, besides being easier and more flexible to use, work better with different crops.
These types of systems allow, apart from high profitability that we will explain later, to avoid the high soil degradation that occurs in traditional agriculture, positioning themselves as an alternative that not only brings benefits to the grower in particular but also the environment.
Why is hydroponics profitable?
Here are eleven reasons why hydroponics and substrate growing are profitable, in case you are thinking of buying a professional hydroponic system:
- Some hydroponic techniques allow you to increase your profitability by 30% to 50% because you can make more use of the growing area.
- Many plants grow faster, so yields and harvests can be accelerated.
- With the right equipment, it is possible to grow at any time of the year, regardless of soil and environmental conditions, thus bringing forward the start of the growing cycles.
- Hydroponic irrigation allows water savings of around 80% compared to traditional systems. It also allows the possibility of recirculating drainage.
- It considerably reduces the use of agrochemicals and disinfection products, thus promoting cost savings for growers.
- It reduces labour costs and labour risks, as it improves the ergonomics of the tasks, especially at harvest time. This also increases the well-being of the workers.
- It makes it possible to grow certain fruits or vegetables in places that were previously unsuitable, especially in hydroponic greenhouses.
- By being able to grow crops in locations close to populations, reduces the carbon footprint by avoiding much of the transport and associated costs.
- It also makes it easier for certain populations to access fresh vegetables in greater quantities and with greater ease, as it avoids breaking the supply chain, thus increasing the market.
- By not relying on soil, reduces both soil degradation and allows cultivation on degraded or high salinity soils.
And 11: prevents the proliferation and transmission of root diseases in crops.
Although the incidence of diseases is much lower, and this is an advantage of this cultivation system, in hydroponics it can happen that, if a root becomes diseased, it can infect the rest of the line due to its contact with the shared drainage.
Hydroponic Systems has the definitive solution. How to avoid this?
Our drainage systems for professional hydroponics are the perfect ally because they have the ideal product: the Spacer and its different models.
The Hydroponic Systems Spacers, from the Elevated to the Premium, including the Eco and Hydropot, among others, make the roots even more isolated and keep them away from possible diseases as they have no contact with the drains. In addition, this extra aeration that the crops receive favours good health throughout production.
It is a product of our thirst for innovation, born and designed in response to the question we constantly ask ourselves: how can we improve the life of crops and the experience of farmers?
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