For many farmers, especially in arid or colder climates, hydroponic farming is more than the wave of the future; it is survival.
We are big fans of hydroponic farming. We believe that hydroponics will be a growth area of the future because of the rising global population, climate change, the desire for healthier lifestyles, and the increase in food-borne diseases from conventional farming practices.
Rimol Greenhouses is partnered with AmHydro (American Hydroponics). On their website, they give a great summary about the benefits of hydroponic farming:
Water and land conservation are more important now than ever before. Seventy-five percent of all fresh water is used for agriculture, yet these fresh water supplies are being over allocated, depleted and contaminated at an alarming rate. At the same time, more than 1 million acres of prime farmland are destroyed every year by suburban sprawl.
It is clear that our current model of agriculture cannot be sustained. We need a smarter approach to farming – one where less land is used, and where water is conserved, reused and recirculated at every point of use. Recirculating hydroponic systems are helping us achieve these goals.
Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants in water, rather than in soil. Recirculating hydroponic systems conserve, reuse and recirculate water and minerals. For many high volume consumable crops, these systems are by far the most efficient method of plant cultivation in the world.
- They use 1/10th of the water–no water is lost to evaporation.
- They use a fraction of the minerals.
- They use 1/3 to 1/4 of the space that traditional agriculture uses.
- They have no media to dispose of.
- They have little or no waste to contaminate the environment.
Rimol sells hydroponic greenhouse systems. To learn more about them, please click here.