Hydroponics and Environmental & Health issues
- Pesticide free products through biological pest control.
- Nutrient solutions may be re-used in other areas such as potted plants and turf management.
- Growing mediums can be re-used and recycled.
- Hydroponic systems use little or no growing medium.
- More intense cropping technique requires less space.
- Non-arable land may easily be facilitated.
- Year round crop production in Canada reduces transportation of imports and therefore associated solution e.g. fossil fuels.
- Promotes an overall awareness of our environment.
- Closed recirculating systems allow the grower control of the nutrient solution and therefore exactly what nutrients the plants receive.
- Varying nutrient formulas to suit different plants at different stages.
- Regular nutrient testing ensures all elements are present in their desired concentrations. Unwanted build ups of undesirable nutrient concentrations, such as nitrites, can be avoided.
- Hydroponic plants are more pest resistant.
- Control over environmental factors translates to a nutritionally superior, vegetable product.
- Vine ripened, Canadian grown produce eliminates consumption of artificial ripening agents and pesticides used on imported produce.
- Vine ripened, Canadian grown produce tastes superior and is nutritionally sound.
Hydroponics and Economical and Social issues
- Canadian business stimulates Canadian economy for growers, manufacturers of their supplies, as well as distribution, wholesale and retail outlets.
- Opens up positions for job training and employment.
- Satisfies consumer demand.