What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics or hydroponic farming is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions instead of agricultural land. The word hydroponics comes from the Greek, the Greek Yδωρ (hydro) = water and πόνος (ponos) = work, work. The first time was used was in the English language the word Hydroponic, Hydroponics going to Spanish as
A simple description of hydroponic technique is:
The roots receive a balanced nutrient solution dissolved in water with all the chemical elements essential for the development of plants that can grow in a mineral solution only or in an inert medium, such as washed sand, gravel, perlite, among other.
It is predicted that 70% of the population live in urban areas by 2050.
Certainly the demand for agricultural products will not be enough to meet the great needs of these urban areas.
Agriculture in the Cities will also have significant benefits for food security, along with rural regions.
To overcome the scarcity of land, water and other related programs such as biological and abiotic pollution, resources and the high cost of labor, problems of drought
Hydroponics or soil cultivation without modern plays an important role in the agriculture of the future and are of great value to ecological systems