Soilless Farming: The impact of technology.

The impact of modern technology on farming

The world and everything in it is really moving forward, trying to meet the needs of a growing population, the agricultural sector is no exception to these achievements, as there are already records in technology, politics and the implementation of modern programs. all with the aim of increasing agricultural productivity.

One of such modern technology is soilless farming, also known as urban farming or vertical farming, which, as the name suggests, involves growing plants without soil to work with the environment to grow. This modern technology is widely advertised in many countries such as Japan, China, the United States, etc. It is a system consisting of hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics. This means that instead of land, you can now successfully grow plants in water, fish ponds and even air.

Aeroponics is considered the most efficient of the other two systems because it uses less water than both. In this system, the nutrient solution is sprayed as a mist into the plant chamber where the plants are stacked vertically.
Vertical farming can be done in buildings, shipping containers, deep farms and even backyards. However, its construction is expensive, but its advantages outweigh the disadvantages as it does not compete with other companies for land and does not compete with other natural plants and animals for nutrients. The impact of the climate is small because they are grown indoors and can provide higher yields in less time.

Landless agriculture is truly what we need now, given that increasing competition for land and other resources is accompanied by higher demand and reduced supply, especially in developing countries.