Many view vertical farming as the future of agriculture. It allows farmers to make the most of the space they have. However, it requires precise control over the growing conditions. Finding a suitable water source for vertical farming can be challenging. It is part of why many farmers turn to RO water in vertical farming.
Why do so many experts consider reverse osmosis water the best vertical farming option? Read on to find out!
Some farmers need to use plain tap water when they start vertical farming. The water is clear and safe to drink, so they think it suits their farming setup. They don’t realize that tap water can still have contaminants that may be bad for plants. It could be traces of chemicals or various pathogens. Even if they don’t kill the crops outright, it will affect your yield. Reverse osmosis offers one of the most effective ways to remove these contaminants.
Dissolved solids can be another issue for vertical farming. Some of these solids can be good for your plants, but you might need to learn the levels. For example, you might have high levels of dissolved magnesium in the water. While magnesium is generally good for plants, a vertical farmer needs precise control over these nutrients. You can remove all dissolved solids with RO water and manage the nutrient levels more precisely. Not to mention, there might be dissolved solids you want to remove and keep out of the water supply.
Water is the base for a nutrient solution in many vertical farming operations. When you construct a nutrient solution, you want the purest base possible. A reverse osmosis system can provide farmers with the perfect base. Beyond the reverse osmosis process, these filtration systems have several stages. In the end, you have some of the purest, cleanest water possible. It is perfect for use in a vertical farming setup. Not only that, it performs far better than many of the alternatives.
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