In our traditional planting, whether it is the planting of food crops such as rice or the planting of vegetables like cabbage, basically we cannot do without our fields and soil. However, with the development of science and technology, agricultural science and technology have become more and more developed, and everyone has gradually invented soilless cultivation techniques. The rock wool hydroponic tomato growing system is also considered a revolutionary technology, but due to its cost, it cannot be popularized temporarily. So today I will explain to you this kind of planting system.
Agricultural rock wool is loose, breathable, and highly hydrophobic, making it an ideal substrate in hydroponic systems. It does not absorb any chemical elements, and it is easier to control the nutrient content and pH in the matrix, making it a comfortable and stable home for tomatoes.
One: the advantages of Rock wool hydroponic tomato growing system
1. Not restricted by land conditions. Rock wool hydroponic culture has changed the traditional concept of “everything living in the soil” of relying on the land for survival and soil cultivation methods. Crops can be cultivated in places that are not suitable for cultivation, such as sand and stone, barren land, and even spacecraft. In homes and offices, windowsills, balconies, corridors, roofs, and other idle areas can be used to grow plants. This not only creates economic benefits, but also purifies the air, saves water, and is clean and hygienic. It does not pollute the environment, nor is it polluted by the environment. The use of soilless culture technology to produce high-yield and high-quality vegetables on the abandoned fields of Shengli Oilfield and the saline-alkali soil in Shouguang City, Shandong Province has been successful.
2. Rock wool hydroponic tomato growing system has low labor intensity and reduces water and fertilizer consumption. Rock wool hydroponic culture does not require cumbersome links such as cultivation, weeding, soil disinfection, and top dressing in traditional farming. The scale of unit labor management can be greatly increased, and labor intensity can be significantly reduced. The water and fertilizer supply of nutrient hydroponics generally adopts a micro-pipe irrigation system, which is easier to implement fixed-point and localization, which can significantly reduce the waste of water and fertilizer. Experiments have proved that it can save water 3-7 times compared with soil cultivation and increase fertilizer utilization rate by 20%-30%.
3. Pests and diseases are significantly reduced. Rock wool hydroponic tomato growing system can prevent a variety of evils spread by soil-borne pathogens.