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    Fan & Pad Greenhouse is a method of growing plants that do not require the use of soil. Plants are grown in rows or on trellises, just as in a regular garden, except their roots are submerged in water rather than dirt. The majority of people mix dirt and fertilizers together. In reality, rather than supplying nourishment, soil gives the structure of the root. Compost, broken-down plant waste, or fertilizers, when incorporated into the soil, provide nutrition.

    Simple technical solutions are employed in agriculture to provide a suitable environment for soilless growing in a cost-effective manner.

    Types of hydroponic system

    What is a Fan & Pad Green House (Hydroponics) and how does it work?

    Exhaust fans pull air through evaporative cooling pads in a “fan and pad” system. This method takes advantage of the cooling effect that occurs as water evaporates and cools the air as it passes through the pad. Evaporation is aided by the huge surface area.

     

    NFT (Nutrient Film Technique):

    The word refers to the process of converting a digital asset into a blockchain asset. NFTs are minted after they are created, similar to how metal coins are created and put into circulation. The digital thing becomes tamper-proof, more secure, and difficult to modify as a result of the procedure.

     

    Dutch Bucket Grow System:

    The bucket’s name implies that it is used to maintain the plant’s healthy in the system. The size of the buckets will be determined by the requirements of the plants that will be grown in them. They have sufficient growing material, such as vermiculite, to aid plant growth.

    The finest plants to grow in a Dutch bucket system include peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and pole beans. These plants require a lot of nutrients to grow their large fruits, and hydroponic systems are ideal for this.

     

    System for Deepwater Culture

    Deepwater culture for plants (DWC) is also referred to as hydroponics. Simply described, it is a method of growing plants that do not require the use of substrate material. Plant roots are wrapped in a net pot or grow cup hanging from a lid, with roots dangling in liquid nutrient solutions.

    Aerated Nutrient Solution (Standing):

    DWC (deep water culture) is the usual name for this technology. A hydroponic system in which the nutrient solution is static and the plant roots are suspended in it is known as a standing aerated nutrient solution. Every 5 to 10 days, the nutrient solution must be replaced (frequency depends on the number of plants and system volume). On Styrofoam sheets floating in an aerated nutrient solution, a crop like lettuce can be successfully produced in this technique.

     

    Aeroponic System (Aeroponics):

    The amount of water consumed in growing crops is dramatically reduced when using an aeroponic system. Plant roots in this system obtain their nutrients and water from an aerosol mist sprayed on them. While suspended, plant roots absorb oxygen from the air. Aeroponic systems are more difficult to manage, but they are far more efficient in terms of fertilizer and water utilization. 

    The advantages of a hydroponic system are numerous.

    • There is no loss, and the plant nutrients are effectively employed, compared to the old agricultural approach.
    • The hydroponic system is a climate-controlled environment in which vegetables can thrive all year.
    • When compared to traditional farming methods, water usage is up to 80-90 percent lower.
    • Pests and insects cannot damage crops because they are grown in a confined environment.

     

    What does it cost to put up a hydroponic farm on a single acre?

    The ability to adapt to new technologies boosts your self-esteem. People frequently take a step back when it comes to adapting those technologies in the agriculture sector. The reason for this is due to a lack of specific information.

    If you’re thinking of starting your own hydroponic farm, we’re here to help you along the way. We’ll talk about the aspects of the hydroponic farm that account for a significant portion of your investment.

     

    The hydroponic farm will be built on the following land:

    It’s critical to pick a location for your hydroponic farm. Electricity, water, and a neighboring market should all be available on the property.

     

    Structure on the outside:

    The hydroponic farm’s outside shell provides a safe environment for the crops. The playhouse type and the greenhouse type are the two most common types of exterior building. Both structures have distinct benefits.

     

    System of Production:

    The sort of plant you wish to cultivate in your hydroponic farm determines the growing system. The NFT method is ideal for growing lettuce and kale, while the Dutch bucket system is ideal for growing vegetable crops like tomato and cucumber.

    System for Temperature and Irrigation Control:

    The temperature management system will keep the temperature at an ideal level for crop growth. The irrigation system will irrigate or pump the fertilizer solution to the growing system while also monitoring moisture levels.

    The cost of establishing a hydroponic farm on one acre in India is projected to be between Rs. 1.45 crore and Rs. 1.80 crore. It’s an estimate that could change depending on the equipment you choose.

    A one-acre hydroponic lettuce farm can generate 90,000 to 95,000 lettuce plants, ensuring excellent profitability. You can contact our customer service for additional information about Return on Investment (RoI).

     

    What role does Zeelco Farms play in the establishment of a hydroponic farming system?

    At Zeelco Farms, we put our talents, knowledge, and experience to work to offer you the services you need. We have a team of experts who will provide you with the best farm services.

     

    Zeelco Farms will assist you in locating the optimal location for your farm:

    As our hydroponic business has expanded internationally, we’ve built a solid network of marketers, growers, and experts who can assist you in locating the optimal location for your hydroponic farm.

     

    Getting your hydroponic farm up and running:

    We have a team of professionals at Zeelco Farms that will provide you with hassle-free service. Your hydroponic farm’s setup cost will be low since we believe in value for money and will build your hydroponic farm exactly how you want it.

    Our set price policy ensures that you will not be charged any additional fees after the project is completed. We can set up a polycarbonate home, a naturally ventilated polyhouse, a climate-controlled polyhouse, a net house, or a net house.

     

    Installation of Hydroponic Equipment:

    All key components of a hydroponic system, as well as hydroponic kits, are available at Zeelco Farms. We provide the following automation types of equipment to help you build up a fully automated hydroponic farm:

    FAQ

    Is hydroponic farming profitable?

    Hydroponic farming is extremely profitable, with an acre of land yielding between $200,000 and $250,000 per year, compared to $20,000 to $30,000 for typical farming. Hydroponics is a style of horticulture in which plants are grown without the need of soil.

    What is the most profitable hydroponic crop?

    Because they have some of the lowest operating expenses, leafy greens like lettuce are the most profitable crops to cultivate in hydroponic systems. Maintaining a square foot of lettuce costs around $20.

    Is hydroponics a good business?

    Hydroponic farms are extremely productive, producing enough cash to cover operating costs and offer fair compensation to farm employees. For the residents, hydroponic farming is environmentally beneficial, and growers may sell their food directly to individuals or local businesses such as restaurants.

    What do you need to start hydroponic production?

    1. A source of safe drinking water.

    2. It is at the ideal position.

    3. Fertilizer with a unique formulation.

    4. Time to check on the system on a daily basis.

    5. A basic understanding of plants and gardening.

    6. A store-bought or home-made unit.

    Do hydroponic plants need sunlight?

    Is hydroponics dependent on sunlight? Hydroponics requires light, but not necessarily sunshine. You may grow hydroponically in the open air or in a greenhouse, where your plants will receive all of the natural light they require. Alternatively, if you have interior room with adequate natural illumination, it will suffice.

    What vegetables can you grow hydroponically?

    The Best Hydroponically Grown Plants
    Lettuce. Lettuce and other greens, such as spinach and kale, may be the most popular hydroponic vegetables. Tomatoes. Hydroponic amateurs and professional farmers have successfully.

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    Is hydroponic farming healthy?

    Seeds are recognised to be the most nutritious during their sprouting phases owing to the concentration of all nutrients. Because they are cultivated in rich water solutions, hydroponically produced sprouts are much healthier. As a result, even in tiny quantities, sprouts can provide adequate nutrients.