The demographic growth expected in 2050, coupled with the reduction of cultivated areas and factors such as climate change, water quality and availability, call for the search of alternative farming methods in order to keep the necessary production levels and nourish the whole global population.
Among the various alternatives there is the so-called “off the ground” technique, also known as “hydroponics”. With this particular type of farming, plant growth, together with its rooting system takes place above the ground, which is replaced by an inert substrate.
Water and nutrients are provided by a solution where they are “scientifically” combined to bring all the needed elements to the various developing phases of the crop.
Hydroponics is a technology that stems from the application of the most innovative irrigation systems, from the management of controlled climatic factors in a protected environment, but also from a deep knowledge of plant physiology.
The main advantages of hydroponics are:
· efficient plant growth
· lower use of water (up to 95%) compared to the traditional farming systems
· possibility of installing the system also in non-cultivable lands
· reduction of parasites and soil-born diseases
· improved crop production
· crops reach maturity much faster if compared to the traditional farming systems
K‑Adriatica proposes the IDROFILL LINE for the “off the ground” crops, even though one should consider that hydroponic farming should be managed by specialized teams that can adapt the nutritional solution to the different crop phases. The products of this line are a blend of the purest low-conductivity salts, which represent an optimal basis for the most sophisticated nutritional programs.