Hydroponic systems allow for better control of nutrient uptake and improved temperature and oxygen management of the root zone. The more control a grower has, the more optimized conditions can be provided to the plants.
Rising energy costs this century have had a particularly severe impact on the greenhouse industry because structures are generally designed for maximum light transmissions and not maximum heat retention. While fluctuations in future energy prices are likely, the general consensus is that prices will remain high. Energy use and management will continue to have a