Pearlite Farming

Perlite and hydroponics.

Hydroponics is a soil-less farming system. It’s a system that has contributed a lot to the eradication of hunger in many parts of the world. Organizations such as the UN, are praising this system of farming. Perlite is the best medium used to support the plant the plant roots.

Perlite is found abundantly in the United States, so we will not be in a shortage any time soon. This article will record some of the advantages of using perlite in agricultural productions. A lot of higher learning centers around the nation , including the university of Florida and Arizona, Cornell and Cal Berkeley have been experimenting with perlite since methyl bromide is no longer available, and they have reported a finding of extra ordinary performance. One good reason to use perlite is that with it, there is no need for the extra expense that comes with buying methyl bromide. And when a farmer doesn’t have to worry about acquiring and preparing additional lands, that will always be considered an advantage. Unlike soil farming, the use of perlite as part of hydroponics is much cleaner. The chore of cleaning soiled booths and brown fingers would ultimately become a thing of the past.

According to studies released by USDA, the production system that uses perlite has been found to actually produce more products than with soil. So production is much more bountiful with perlite. The other good reason to use perlite is that it does not have to be discarded after just one use. It can be used time and again. But it is also necessary to point out again that perlite is abundantly available in the US. With perlite, seasonal farming and crop rotation will become a thing of the past. With indoor farming the farmer does not need to bother with weather changes or winter and summer. Produce with perlite is a year round affair, and that will always add up to a favorable financial situation for the farmer. When perlite is used, the bacteria that come with soil farming is also highly minimal. The farmer will not have to spend time or money to treat soil bacteria, or weeds that could be competing for the nutrients with produce.