Pegasus Agritech Reviews Better Ways to Save Water With Soilless Farming

May 6, 2014

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


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