Advantages of hydroponic tunnel farming

Advantages of hydroponic tunnel farming

  • Hydroponically produced vegetables can be of high quality and need little washing.
  • Soil preparation and weeding is reduced or eliminated.
  • It is possible to produce very high yields of vegetables on a small area because an environment optimal for plant growth is created. All the nutrients and water that the plants need, are available at all times.
  • One does not need good soil to grow vegetables.
  • Water is used efficiently.
  • Pollution of soil with unused nutrients is greatly reduced

 

Disadvantages of hydroponics

 

  • Hydroponic production is management, capital and labour intensive.
  • A high level of expertise is required.
  • Daily attention is necessary.
  • Specially formulated, soluble nutrients must always be used.
  • Pests and diseases remain a big risk.
  • Finding a market can be a problem.

 

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