Pegasus Agritech Reviews Better Ways to Save Water With Soilless Farming

DUBAI, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Pegasus Agritech, MENA region's largest commercial operator of hydroponic farming facilities, plans to review how Hydroponics can help save more water. Hydroponics is a system of agriculture that utilizes nutrient-laden water rather than soil for plant nourishment. How to save water is an increasing challenge nowadays. There are water shortages worldwide. Hydroponics is one way to save up to 85% of the water it takes to grow our food.

Now Pegasus Agritech reviews its existing technologies to set up a better way, which can effectively manage the conservation of more water. Fundamentally, hydroponic plants cultivate in water. It also makes use of substances such as the fibers from coconut shells or Styrofoam to keep the plants in the right position. The roots float in water to provide all the nutrition for the plants. This water works double-time by both quenching the plants' thirst and feeding them.

If well managed, hydroponics can actually conserve water. The expert group also considers reviewing how the proper management of system will help their technology to actually save more water than it currently does. The farms of Pegasus Agritech produce high quality crops through its modern hydroponic and water saving techniques, along with European technology and management systems. Hydroponics is one of many choices, in the search for a more sustainable and "green" agriculture.

Pegasus Agri-tech is currently planning hydroponic projects all over the Gulf, Middle East and North African region (MENA). Many of these countries suffer from a lack of arable land and climates that are unsuitable for the mass production of food. The expert group is eyeing to be the region's largest distributor of hydroponic locally produced food in the near future with a vision to provide food self sufficiency in the region along with obtaining a higher rate of water conservation.

The water conservation through the system can be increased through the collection of precipitation by the use of rain barrels. Then the collected precipitation can be used as the nutrient base. The amount of water savings depend primarily on which crops are grown and the water-recycling system used. Pegasus Agritech aims for water saving of over five hundred percent than the traditional farming by recycling the water through hydroponic irrigation systems.

About the company  

Pegasus Agritech, headquarted in Dubai is the largest owner and operator of hydroponic farming facilities in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA). Pegasus Agritech continues to lead the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in technologically advanced farming techniques and clean and ethical farming practices that produce fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.

Karen Al Cantara - Office Manager
Pegasus Agritech

SOURCE Pegasus Agritech

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