Aeroponic system with ultrasonic mist
Disadvantages of the aeroponic system
In discussing the advantages and disadvantages of aeroponic cultivation, we mentioned as much as possible the advantages of this type of cultivation method. But in addition to these advantages for this type of cultivation method, we also see disadvantages that we will explain in the following.
Energy dependence in the aeroponic system
Water heaters, timers, and sprayers play an important role in plant life in aeroponic cultivation. Because plant nutrition is the responsibility of these systems. Power outages can lead to plant death and reduced production.
Maintenance of systems and equipment in aeroponic cultivation
Standard disinfection of the growth chamber should be performed as it may be contaminated and spread the disease to the main area of the system.
Cost of setting up aeroponic systems
The cost of creating an aeroponic system is high, however, with just one investment it is possible to produce quality fruits and vegetables for a long time and continuously.
We need technical knowledge to operate an aeroponic system. Items such as the amount and percentage of soluble nutrients, product pruning and maintenance of technical equipment are among the items that should be sufficient knowledge about.
Now that we are familiar with the types of aeroponic cultivation and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of aeroponic cultivation, we want to point out that agriculture and greenhouse production based on the aeroponic system is designed for optimal consumption of water and labor.
Based on observations, it can be said that aeroponic cultivation can save up to 98% in water consumption and up to 60% in food consumption.
While no insecticides or herbicides are used in these systems. According to these statistics, by moving towards this new method of agriculture, it can meet the growing need for food along with reducing resources and assets and soil fertility. Simulations can confirm the performance of the capabilities of this system.
Also, providing ideal environmental conditions for the growth and reproduction of various plants has not been discovered to date. More research is needed around the world to provide ideal conditions for other crops in greenhouse aeroponics.
Soilless cultivation helps us to evaluate the quality of crops in different environmental conditions by conducting feasibility tests. This system is very effective and efficient for home producers who live in apartments