Hydroponic Gardening – Different Forms

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Hydroponic gardening is a procedure where plants, whether it be fruit or flowers and vegetables are cultivated in nutrient vitamin alternatives. This signifies that they aren’t grown in the soil, in the ground and don’t depend on sunlight to grow. Rather they grew in tents in the house or even inside the conservatory.

421876Hydroponic growing is now being widely used worldwide to grow crops. This type of gardening is much cleaner and does not depend on the climate to determine the potency of the produce. For instance when a famine has occurred a cultivator would have only has a weak if yet no yield at all but this procedure of gardening does not depend on water for vegetation since the water employed is recycled, therefore lowering water expenses.

When plants are grown hydroponically there’s a smaller risk of pest attack because there’s no ground pests or insects to dwell a reason that makes hydroponics farming a thoroughly sensible and helpful form of cultivating food.

With hydroponic more vegetation can be produced in a smaller area and doesn’t require the use of a big garden to produce crops. Hydroponic tents can be installed nearly anywhere and are available in various sizes and heights to suit your requirements.

Hydroponic can be employed in built up areas where gardening or farming isn’t feasible and is perfect for over inhabited nations where landscape is restricted.

Though hydroponic farming has great benefits it also needs a lot of care. It also needs special devices such as grow lights.

There’re 4 most commonly employed procedures of hydroponic farming and these include:

421900• Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) – in this procedure the roots remain damp persistently. The plants grow in conduits where a mineral solution is passed through in regular intervals. However this system will require regular flushing.

• Drip method – this procedure function with a timer that drops nutrient solution to the vegetations at a regular interval. As it’s dripping it supplies fresh nutrients, oxygen and water unlike the Nutrient Film Technique which recycles the same mineral.

• Ebb & flow – this procedure wash out the plant containers and then permits them to drain which enables oxygen to be nourished to the base of the root. This procedure is also popularly known as flood and drain.

• Passive system – this is a low maintenance form of hydroponic farming that doesn’t employ timers or pumps. This is a steady form of hydroponic but fits a busy lifestyle.

Pegasus Agritech: Hydroponics Farming Projects & Facilities

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Hydroponics farming projects & facilities. Pegasus Agritech bring hydroponics kits, manufacturing equipment and facilities to Dubai GCC and Mena Region. Pegasus’s teach a man how to farm hydroponics program educates farmers on how do grow their own farm.For More information Click here: http://pegasusagriculture.com/

Pegasus Agriculture & Its Soilless Farming To Serve A Hungry World

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Pegasus Agriculture is the hydroponics pioneer in the MENA region. The company trusts its innovation of soilless cultivating can entirely control the utilization of accessible arable area for rural reason. Land equipped for supporting products is cleared over for streets, strip malls, houses or for commercial enterprises. A quick development has been witnessed in hydroponics from rural area to industry, rural, and private lands.

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As indicated by Pegasus Agriculture group, the innovation of hydroponics can truly help with the issue of arable area lack, as hydroponics is the innovation of soilless cultivating. Today, around 40 percent of worldwide area is given to horticulture. This rate will just increment, without adjusting our present frameworks of improvement. Hydroponics is demonstrated as the best innovation to address such issues.

The development of a progression of hydroponic cultivating offices is proposed as a major aspect of a push to farthest point physical biodiversity misfortune through the inversion of vast tracts of current farmland into practical common habitats. It likewise advances the accessibility of arable land in current horticultural settings. Present day farming possesses significantly more than the 10.6% of worldwide area that is arable.

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The innovation of hydroponics tries to direct far reaching ecological concerns including the inaccessibility of arable area. Hydroponics frameworks oblige less water and space than conventional farming frameworks and may be stacked keeping in mind the end goal to utmost space utilization. This makes them ideal for utilization in urban communities; where space is especially restricted and populaces are high.

Pegasus Agriculture executes its innovation of hydroponic cultivating by comprehension the requirement for development and improvement, understanding our areas’ expanding base requests, understanding the danger of environmental change and the requirement for sustenance security. The organization trusts in shrewd development rule that take into consideration development and improvement while safeguarding and upgrading arable terrains.

Middle East’s Urban Green Revolution – Through Hydroponics

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hydroponic-farm-jpgMiddle East Farmers have taken the inventiveness to accept and move with technologically advanced farming methods to alleviate the issue of food imports in the region; they have already accepted the soilless farming- hydroponics to grow food in the desert. The technology of soilless farming or hydroponics is best suit for Middle East’s challenging conditions for farming and especially for the unavailability of arable land in the urban areas.

In most of the GCC countries, the obstacles for conventional agriculture are the lack of water and space, and probably farmers can’t grow anything without plenty of water and fertile land space. But with hydroponics, even a small facility can make wonders. It is proven that tons of high quality vegetables can be grown in hydroponic green houses in the crowded cities of GCC, in controlled environment.

The produce of hydroponic farming will be of higher quality than the conventional farm products as they are free from harmful pesticides and weeds and many other ways of contamination. Farmers can save more on such vegetables due to the increased proximity to the vegetables markets or sometimes they will have the chance to deal with direct customers such as big hotel groups or supermarket chains.

According to the farmers, the soil salinity made it almost impossible to grow crops in this region; and in a hydroponic system, farmers generally won’t have to interfere with any such issues. hydroponic systems are in fact more cost effective as it doesn’t require the excessive use of expensive fertilizers. It can produce much fruits and vegetables of better quality, with comparatively very less water, and no or less pesticides.

shutterstock_98012525-676x450The hydroponic systems (mostly are indoor green houses) effectively prevents diseases from reaching the plants and production can be possible year round irrespective of any climate conditions. Automatic controller systems are available in many hydroponic farms in this region, which controls the salinity and acidity of the solution used for the crops. The correct concentration of nutrients in the growing media gives maximum results.

The automatic nutrient controller systems provide maximum efficiency of nutrient absorption and ensures the vegetation takes up all the nutrients it requires in the correct amount. So maximum yields of superior quality can be assured and a successful project can deliver up to 50-60% increased yield with better quality produce.

Pegasus Agriculture, the hydroponic farming major of the region operates a number of urban hydroponic facilities in the region and supports the conventional farmers for an urban green revolution through soilless farming.

Hydroponics For The Economical Food Culture Of Middle – East

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hydroponicMiddle East countries, especially Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE are using hydroponics to reduce their high dependability on food imports and grow food locally on a low budget. The technology of soilless farming allows growers to keep costs down in arid conditions, as it uses far less water than traditional growing methods.

Most of the Middle East countries imports 75- 90% of the food they eat, as the region is highly arid and the climatic conditions throughout the year in the region is not so supportive for conventional farming. This is a great concern for the future food security of this fast developing region, where many of the urban cities are already overcrowded.

Now the high tech agricultural practice called hydroponics widely in practice, and according to the statistics the technology is capable to reduce the region’s food import needs up to a great extend. It can provide quality food grown locally for the big mass, for comparatively lesser costs.

Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water, with no soil. The price of hydroponically grown herbs and vegetables, which are locally grown in the Middle East are lesser than the price of the same in many European countries. These can be possible only because they doesn’t require a long way travel to reach their local markets or consumers.

Now there are facilities in UAE with the capacity to produce even 500 to 600 tons of fresh leafy vegetables and herbs in a single day and all such farms in the country are running without any harmful pesticides.

What makes hydroponic more suit for this particular region of the world is, the technology is much more water efficient than any other farming method. There won’t be any water evaporation through soil and no agricultural runoff as the plants are being grown in closed facilities, in a controlled environment.

Pegasus Agriculture And Its Green Farming Techniques To Cut Down Carbon Footprint

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Pegasus Agriculture, one of the largest operators of hydroponic farming facilities in the Middle East and Northern Africa, implements better technologies to prevent carbon footprint caused by agriculture. According to the company, hydroponic farming could cut down the percentage of carbon foot print, for which traditional farming is one among the major contributors.

urban-farming-660x400Hydroponics is a farming method of growing plants inside an enclosed structure that uses a medium other than soil and the close regulation of lighting, temperature, and nutrients to optimize crop growth. It does not require natural precipitation or fertile land in order to be effective.

The world is striving to adopt diverse methods and means in order to preserve the balance of carbon dioxide that emits into the atmosphere brought about by modern technology. The quantity of carbon in the air can be brought down by planting more plants, flowers and vegetables using the method of hydroponics.

The quantity of carbon in the air can be significantly reduced by plants. Therefore having more plants planted can be a way of reducing your carbon footprint in the world. Hydroponic farming allows the farmers to cultivate throughout the year, resulting in a perpetual harvest. So the percentage of produce grown both locally and indoors is increasing on an annual basis.

Continued innovation of hydroponic cultivation systems will allow us to maximize harvests and to effectively cut down carbon footprint. Also the hydroponic facilities are generally located in urban areas and reducing the need for long haul transportation resulting in a drastic reduction in carbon footprint.

Hydroponic systems do not require pesticides, require less water and space than traditional agricultural systems, and may be stacked in order to limit space use. This makes them optimal for use in cities; where space is particularly limited and populations are high. Self-sustaining city-based food systems mean a reduced strain on distant farms, the reduction of habitat intrusions, fewer food miles, and fewer carbon emissions.

right-nutrients-for-hydroponics-660x400Environmental benefits of hydroponics are numerous, including conservation of water from recycling reservoirs and less use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

Urban hydroponic farming does not create the type of chemical run-off into our streams, rivers and lakes being generated by industrial farming that is generating lasting environmental damages. Hydroponics farming causes much lesser carbon footprint than the conventional methods as the technique does not necessitate large quantity of chemicals or fertilizers.

Pegasus Agriculture Reviews Why Middle East Is A Good Market For Hydroponic Veggies

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hydroponic_advance_goes_commercial_2_634704503829524000MENA region’s largest owner and operators of hydroponic farming facilities- Pegasus Agriculture combines nature’s best with cutting-edge technical knowledge to grow food that are healthy, fresh and organic. As the industry leader in managing hydroponic farming facilities in the MENA region, Pegasus Agriculture cultivate and market premium quality, greenhouse-grown fresh produce locally in the region successfully.

According to Pegasus Agriculture, hydroponically harvested plants are easy to sell, mainly because of their reliable year-round output, mostly in climate-controlled hydroponics facilities. The ability of hydroponic farms to produce in-demand, non-native vegetables is also a major factor for the increased demand.

With hydroponics, nutrients are delivered directly to the plants’ roots. The plants’ energy can be redirected to growing lush foliage and abundant fruits, since they no longer need to search for food.

Constant supply of fresh vegetables is considered to be crucial for green market consumers, either for commercial or residential purposes, as they have a constant demand. Growers may be able to assure their consumers of a constant price or small fluctuation in price due to variation in production factors.

Producing veggies, especially leafy ones without soil and inside a controlled environment helps growers to produce clean product with beautiful color and leaf shape. The appearance of green products greatly accounts for good market price and high profit.

Hydroponics has numerous advantages, since it offers complete control over growing conditions. It also requires less space compared to conventional agriculture, and pests and other blights can be more easily controlled and prevented.

The most convincing reason for embracing hydroponics in the MENA region is its water efficiency. For instance; when growing lettuce in hydroponics, the grower will be saving around 90 per cent as the water is recycled. With tomatoes, you can save between 40 and 60 per cent.

Hydroponics Cultivation ConsultancyAnother factor that makes hydroponic veggies easy to sell is that they can be grown close to the market distributor, says Pegasus Agriculture. As a perishable product, long distance transportation may damage and lower market value of the product. Moreover, having the product located near the consumer can considerably reduce transportation and other related cost.

Pegasus Agriculture’s cutting edge hydroponic farms will not only supply the major supermarkets, but also the local domestic markets with very high demand for hydroponic veggies. The company has its own advanced hydroponic facilities to grow a large variety of flowers, vegetables, and herbs hydroponically.

Commercial Hydroponics- A Viable Solution For Mena Regions’ Food Shortage Issue

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hydroponic-farming-projectsFood security is a significant concern for governments in MENA region, which is already heavily dependent on food imports. While agricultural productivity for the region as a whole increased markedly during the 1990s due to modernization efforts with water management, the region still faces a food deficit of 50-90 million tons by 2020.

Hydroponics offers some potential to reduce food security risks of the region and almost all the MENA countries are now exploring the potential of”—soil-free agriculture and vertical farming—in order to be self-sufficient in food production by 2023.There is rapid growth in Global Food Market and it is time that nations become self-sufficient in its agriculture production. Modern agriculture occupies far more than the 10.6 percent of global land that is arable.

In Saudi Arabia, arable land is very limited; therefore, it is highly challenging for it to produce adequate food. Saudi Arabia imports 95% of their fresh fruits and vegetables for which the nation is paying massive premiums, as a consequence burdening its economy. Most of the MENA countries suffer from a lack of arable land and climate that are unsuitable for the mass production of food.

For the countries where natural resources are a question in supporting agricultural growth, commercialization of hydroponic farming is the viable answer. The hydroponic technique is highly sustainable; a onetime infrastructure investment can bring 100 years of returns. The growth of high yield crops means, returns on investments are made quickly.

We can confidently assure that hydroponic farming is a win – win situation for all as with 80% less water usage and efficient utilization of land. Hydroponics is one of the many choices; but the most sustainable one for a viable and greener agriculture for the MENA region.

Hydroponics to Boost Sustainable Farming for a Greener Future

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a-frame-pegasus-agricultureSustainable agriculture is the act of farming using principles of ecology; sustainability involves making better use of the knowledge and skills of farmers, so improving their self-reliance.

Hydroponic systems are now widely used in commercial greenhouses. It is a system of agriculture that utilizes nutrient-laden water rather than soil for plant nourishment. Because it does not require natural precipitation or fertile land in order to be effective, it presents people who are living in arid regions with a means to grow food for them and for profit. In addition, the technique can be used in roof top farming and therefore is very useful in areas with limited space such as urban areas.

The re-use of nutrient water supplies limits excessive plant growth due to overabundant nutrients and general pollution of land and water unlikely, since runoff in weather-independent facilities is not a concern. Hydroponic systems do not require pesticides, require less water and space than traditional agricultural. Self-sustaining city-based food systems mean a reduced strain on distant farms, the reduction of habitat intrusions, fewer food miles, and fewer carbon emissions.

There are countries, especially in the Arabian Peninsula where agricultural activities are limited to around 1% of land. Farmers here have to contend with extremely scarce water supplies and poor soils at the same time maximizing productivity per unit area is paramount. The implementation of promising technologies is vital in such regions to deal with the physical constraints, enhance agricultural productivity and rural livelihoods.

hydroponic-lettuceSoilless production through the use of hydroponic farming methods remains the best solution for raising the water productivity and sustaining agricultural production in these countries. They have successfully implemented the techniques of aquaponics or hydroponics, in order to meet their increasing food demands, in a sustainable way.

A more sustainable agriculture seeks to make the best use of nature’s goods and services as functional inputs. It does this by paying attention to regenerative processes, such as nutrient cycling and soil regeneration. It may also use the natural enemies of pests rather than using chemical controls in the food production processes so it minimizes the use of non-renewable inputs (pesticides and fertilizers) that damage the environment or harm the health of farmers and consumers.

Grow Strawberries Year Around Via Hydroponic Method

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why-home-owners-should-embrace-indoor-hydroponic-gardening-1-638Are you waiting for the summer to grow your strawberries? Well, you don’t need to wait for any particular season to produce strawberries or any of your desired fruits, if you opt for hydroponic method of growing herbs, fruits or vegetables.

There’re several benefits of growing fruits via hydroponic procedure, particularly your much-loved strawberries. End of summer never means you can’t grow your favourite strawberries anymore. Hydroponic method of cultivation is designed in such a manner that it enables farming all through the year, despite any climate conditions.

You will also like the fact that hydroponic strawberries can be produced employing much less space and much less time as well. Strawberries grown through hydroponic method grow quicker than the ones produced in soil.

Also, growing strawberries hydroponically will save you from the dilemma of parasites or weeds. Nonexistence of soil in hydroponic procedure of growing will aid you get rid of several other pests & aliments that outbreak plants cultivated in soil, and assist you ignore the expenditure to buy fertilizers needed for the same.

UrbanFarmStrawberries can be produced this way by establishing your preference of hydroponics systems; and there’re multiple choices accessible in the market to pick the one that fits you wonderfully. Moreover, you will have complete control, over nutrition, heat, humidity and light supplied to your hydroponic fruits in this growing procedure.

If you are planning to produce strawberries indoors or inside a greenhouse, the biggest advantage would be that you’ll require no time to fight the ever-persistent birds or squirrels that like strawberries, possibly as much as you do. In fact, you cannot blame any living creature for getting enticed to hydroponic strawberries, as they are undoubtedly more wholesome and delicious compared to their soil-grown counterparts.

If you are en environment-friendly cultivator, growing strawberries hydroponically will be an intelligent selection to make, as supplements employed in hydroponic practice can be recycled. Furthermore, hydroponic growing option offers you the chance of not contaminating land with manures filled with chemicals.

You can make a straightforward selection of producing hydroponic strawberries just anywhere you love – whether it is rooftop, garden, corridor or your living room. Now you’re all set ready to enjoy as many strawberries as you wish throughout the year. It won’t be a bad idea if you want to start a small business of selling strawberries to the retailers.

So, don’t waste anymore time! Start your own hydroponic gardening now!

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