Bringing nature’s magic to help plants grow and prosper
What goes up must inevitably come down. This is one rule that seems to work universally. Like most rules, this too has exceptions. The stock price of Apple is going up with showing any signs of coming down. Temperatures around the world are going up irreversibly. And the world’s population is rising by the day and is slated to touch 10 billion by 2050. The only way global population will actually go down is if there were to be a cataclysmic upheaval. And chances are the increasing population itself will bring about that upheaval. We’re already dealing with shrinking natural resources – food, water, clean air, sanitation – and the increased strain placed by increasing population will only make this worse. Especially when it comes to food. We need to drastically change how we produce food around the globe to make it equally available for everyone.
And we need alternative farming technologies too.
This is where hydroponics and aeroponics and aquaponics step in.
What is hydroponics?
Hydroponics is a soilless method of growing plants where only the roots of plants are exposed to a liquid, mineral-rich, nutrient solution. Hydroponics can be used to grow chemical-free plants including tomatoes and peppers and cucumbers and leafy greens. The biggest advantage of hydroponics over conventional farming, apart from the reduced soil requirements and the absence of chemical fertilizers, is the huge water savings. Growing one kilogram of tomatoes the traditional way requires 400 litres of water but hydroponics cuts that down to 70 litres. And with aeroponics, the water requirement drops down even further to just 20 litres.
What is aeroponics?
Aeroponics is generally considered a form of hydroponics. In hydroponics, plants are supported by an inert medium (like gravel or coco peat) but aeroponics doesn’t need a medium. In aeroponics, plants are suspended in a closed environment and a nutrient mist is used on the roots and stem.
What is aquaponics?
Aquaponics is a perfect symbiosis of aquaculture and hydroponics. In an aquaponics system, aquatic animals and plants are grown together in a circular ecosystem. Nutrient-rich water from the aquaculture system goes to the plants and the water from the hydroponic system is recycled back to the fish and other animals, reducing the need to refill those tanks with fresh water.
Forms of aquaponics-based cultivation have existed in human civilization across time and geography. Ancient Aztec agricultural systems and ancient China have both recorded evidence of large-scale aquaponics cultivation. In recent times, aquaponics has witnessed a rise across the world, beginning with small-scale and at-home initiatives but seeing more adoption across farms too.
Common to all of these practices is the need to ensure that the nutrient mix is of high quality. The availability of minerals in the nutrient solution determines plant growth and resilience and quality of the plant too. In aquaponics systems, bacteria are also needed to convert ammonia from fish waste into nitrites and nitrates that can be absorbed by plants. Temperature fluctuations and pest infestations are other factors that can affect plant life in such systems.
This is where an advanced microbiome solution can help. Magic Gro Plus is our eco-friendly plant growth vitaliser. Powered by microbiome replenishment technology, Magic Gro Plus has been specially formulated to provide plants with all the fortification they need to survive and thrive, regardless of environmental variables. Adding Magic Gro Plus to the media ecosystem ensures that plants will always have a good source of nutrients that can aid growth. Magic Gro Plus also ensures that leaf chlorophyll content is always optimised leading to greener, healthier plants. Magic Gro Plus contains a consortium of beneficial plant growth promoting bacteria which can withstand extreme weather conditions and climate change. With enhanced plant-microbe interaction, Magic Gro Plus improves plant vitality and immunity against diseases. Magic Gro Plus also ensures higher yield by enhancing seed germination, fruiting and flowering rates. Continued use of Magic Gro Plus also improves nutrient uptake and plant productivity and enhances immunity against pathogens, pests and environmental stress.
Magic Gro Plus uses the principle of Biosensors and Bioactivators to ensure optimal nutrient uptake. Biosensors in Magic Gro Plus sense micro nutrient deficiencies in the plant system and activate the Bioactivators which transport micro nutrients from the local environment into the plant system. Magic Gro Plus is completely natural and safe and can completely reduce the dependence on chemical applications. The bacteria in Magic Gro Plus can also
convert insoluble organic matter to plant soluble forms, thus enhancing their absorption into the plant system. And it is loaded with microbes that produce compounds that can repel bacteria that are harmful for plants.
If you have an aquaponics or hydroponics setup and are struggling with issues such as low productivity and yields or insufficiently green plants, Magic Gro Plus is the magical solution you need. Simply fill the form below and we will be in touch to help you. And if you do not already have an aquaponics or hydroponics setup, now is when you can begin.