Hydroculture systems have received support and criticism from farmers. However, the number of farmers who are a proponent of the irrigation system is growing. Many of these farmers are keen on leveraging the systems in a bid improve their farming operations. Nevertheless, those who are against find it hard making a complete switch over to hydroculture systems. The switch also calls for the use of specialized equipment and this is an added cost that some farmers are not ready to foot just to shift their production over to hydroponics.
Family run farms and smaller farming enterprises make up a big percentage of the farmers that are not too keen on implementing hydroponics. They are able to thrive without these irrigations systems thus see no sense in adopting the hydroculture. However, those in the large-scale farming are keen on leveraging the systems to further their enterprises.
Hydroponics has been found to increase the production of these bright red fruit. All plants require a liquid media to flourish, but not all can do so in an environment where the media is the biggest percentage. Strawberries are among the few plants that can thus guarantee a good harvest through the year. Farming strawberries require plenty of water, yet opting to use hydroponic irrigation system betters the plants’ water consumption capacity. The irrigation system can see strawberry farmers cut the amount of water by nearly 85%. Moreover, the system does not pose any terrestrial pest infestation meaning the farmer has higher yields in comparison to the conventional strawberry farming in soil.
Thanks to hydroculture, many people that love a pit of spice in their foods have a reason to smile. Many pepper farmers that have adopted hydroponic irrigation have reported a bumper harvest. Also, it is possible to grow varies species of pepper that would only be native to certain regions just as long as they are not species categories as the invasive type. Just like the strawberry farmers, pepper farmers who use hydroponics record higher water conservation.
Many of the advantages associated with the switch to hydroculture in farming are very closely linked to the increased tomato yields in various farms. The farmers that use the hydroponic irrigations system have stated that there was little to no pest problems, a higher and faster-growing speed and better and higher yields. Additionally, the tomatoes growing using this system are less prone to diseases, and this eliminates the need to use pesticides that can affect the health of the tomatoes therein the harvest. The farmers that adopted hydroponics use a small parcel of land compared to the old tomato farming methods and tend to harvest larger-sized tomatoes.