Hydroponics Expert

When it comes to producing food in small spaces nothing can beat hydroponics. The definition of Hydroponics is “water-working”. Practically it means growing plants in a water and nutrient solution, without soil. If this interests you why not take your BSc degree into the Hydroponics field.

Hydroponics allows a gardener to grow plants in a more efficient and productive manner with less labour and time required.

Having a basic knowledge of Agricultural Chemistry and Plant Physiology is necessary for this profession. Hydroponics experts work mainly in places where drastic measures are required to feed the people.

A high-rise building consisting of small apartments in an area where there is no available soil in which to plant vegetables and where the tenants cannot afford to purchase fresh foodstuffs can benefit immensely by the introduction of hydroponics.

In the New South Africa, trench farms have become known by the impoverished peoples but the problem of city dwellers remains a crucial issue. Nothing has been done to educate the public on this easy method of cultivating plants but American visitors to African countries have begun to introduce the concept to the starving nations.

In China, it is an extremely common sight to see squashes, pumpkins, tomatoes, beans and the like growing from window boxes and trailing from floor to floor while held in place by meshed nets such as old orange bags and nylon hose.

This method of growing essential foods is achieved by both conventional means of cultivation – in soil – and by hydroponics. The chemicals needed for hydroponics are still relatively inexpensive and available and the sun does most of the work.