Substrates are a key element in hydroponic systems. As growers, we must learn the needs of the hydroponic system and crop. Crops and hydroponic systems demand particular characteristics from growing substrates.
But most importantly, what are the advantages of using soilless substrates? When using substrates in hydroponic production we don’t need arable land. Meaning we can work in any space where we can create the ideal conditions for good plant growth and development. Also, good substrates provide you control over the root environment, helping to calculate a more precise irrigation schedule, improve crop uniformity and limit root diseases.
When you work in the hydroponic industry you will notice there are plenty of options for substrates. In this article Hort Americas will teach you which characteristics you should look for in substrates in order to provide a better root environment for your plants.