Frequently Asked Questions regarding Hydroponics

1) Will we encounter pest and pathogen problems in hydroponics?

Hydroponic cultivation with Perlite H33 helps you avoid weeds and infestations by nematodes. It also eliminates problems with insects and soil fungi, as well as the cost of applying pesticides for soil or root treatments.

2) How do plants get nutrients?

The nutrition of plants in hydroponics is strictly controlled. You simply mix the nutrient solutions to the desired pH levels and deliver them through the irrigation system resulting in plants that are healthier and hardier. Proper delivery of nutrition (exact ratios of salts and NPK) results in the production of quality plants and increased efficiency of output. Perlite H33 is an excellent substrate for hydroponic cultivation storing nutrients and making them readily available to plants.

3) How easy is it to control Conductivity (EC) and pH?

It is very easy to control the desired EC by diluting the required salts in the irrigation water until you attain the desired EC reading. As Perlite H33 is an inorganic matter and neutral, the pH levels can also be easily controlled by simply mixing your desired fertilizer solution to the proper pH level. EC and pH can be measured using a conductivity meter. Both the EC and the pH are very easy to control using Perlite H33.

4) How "friendly" is Perlite H33?

Perlite H33 is very user friendly and environmentally friendly. It is extremely easy for a user to handle, whether transplanting, rooting, watering, fertilizing or controlling EC and pH. Environmentally, it is a natural inorganic volcanic material which, after being used in hydroponics, can also be used for soil regeneration improving the soil structure in pots, raised beds, or open field cultivation.

Perlite H33 can provide efficient, low cost and successful solutions in today's competitive farming environment. In addition to using Perlite H33 as part of your hydroponics production, it is also your disciplined care of the producer-entrepreneur, your familiarity with the various systems, your faithful implementation of the necessary rules, and your cooperation with the experts that will help farmers attain their overall goals.