Differences between hydroponic and field production


Hydroponic production Field production
No soil is required.Good top soil is required.
Plants are irrigated automatically
No water stress.
Plants need to be irrigated to minimize water stress.
Nutrients are available at all times.
Only soluble fertilizers are used.
Hydroponic fertilizer formulations contain a balanced nutrient content.
Nutrients must be added to soil.
Unless a laboratory analysis is done, too much or too little nutrients can be added.
Soil borne diseases can be eliminated.Soil borne diseases can build up in the soil.
Hydroponic production is not organic because artificial nutrients are always used and pants are usually not grown in soil.It is possible to produce organic vegetables in soil because one can use organic fertilizers such as compost and manure.
Hydroponic production

Hydroponic production

 
Field production

Field production

 

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