Hydroponics and vertical farming system: Combine farming technology for an urban world.
The current population of the world is 7.7 billion, according to Worldmeters. India hit the mark of 1billion in the year of 2011, according to the India census. The numbers have gone up ever since. The current population of India is close to 1.3billion people. India ranks 2nd position in the worlds? population by contributing a total of 17% to it. China ranks 1st in the worlds? population with close to 1.4billion people, providing a total of 18.5% to it. It is believed that by the year 2030, India will be crossing China in population by reaching 1.5billion. India habilitates 17% of the worlds? population in 2.5% of the world's land. These numbers show how immense the pressure is on our resources, economy, and infrastructure. The solution to release some pressure on our resources is to adopt smarter and new technologies dedicated to each problem.
Smart farming is the key to achieve agriculture advancement. Smart agriculture can be defined as farming management using modern technology to increase the quantity and quality of agriculture products. Today, farmers have access to technologies like GPS, soil scanning, data management, etc.
How does it work?
Hydroponics means growing of plants using only water, nutrients, and a growing medium. The words hydroponics itself has the meaning of it; hydro means water, and ponos means labor. This system of gardening doesn?t use soil for the plant to grow. Soil is replaced with coconut coir, vermiculite, perlite and more. The main idea for the hydroponics farming system is to remove as many barriers as possible between the plant?s root and the water, oxygen, and nutrients it needs to grow.
The vertical hydroponics system is as the name suggests a combination of hydroponics and vertical farming together. In a typical vertical hydroponics system, the model will have several stacked levels, with plants being frown on each level. The idea is to use a tube system with a motor to get the water to the top level. From there the assistance of the gravity is used to channel the flow down to the reservoir. The reservoir is where the remaining water is collected and used again with the help of motors.
One of the main benefits of a hydroponic vertical farming system is the increased growth rate of most of the plants. And this farming technology is flexible to cattier to the requirement. This type of system is closely associated with gardening and farming in the urbanized area.
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