Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A farming technology that utilizes 90% less water than traditional farming does, surprised? If not then consider this, a practice that can produce over 5 times of yield than a regular farm does and that too in the same amount of time. Still not shocked, then try this: a practice that involves no fertilizers, no pesticides, no chemical additives, and no weary or exertive farming practices that involves plowing, watering and so on. Now this may sound unbelievable and surely would raise one’s eyebrow, if he has not heard of something that is known as ‘Aquaponics’.
Thought several variations of aquaponics have been used over the years, only recently has it become more noticeable in the farming practices. In present day it is being rigorously studied and many supplementary technologies have evolved it into an efficient and environment-friendly system to produce food. In the modern farming setup, it usually involves large capacity fish tanks in which aquatic animals are kept synchronized with plants that are grown out of clay, mud, or other types of beds with their roots hanging down into the water.