NFT is a hydroponic technique in which the roots of a plant grow in a plastic film or a fixed channel through which the nutrient solution is continuously circulated to provide the plant with the necessary nutrients and water.
The NFT hydroponic system consists of three parts: Environmental Control, water and fertilizer control, and circulation pipeline.
NFT hydroponic system has become the choice of many large-scale production enterprises, because of its low input cost, saving costs in the initial stage of construction, so that enterprises quickly into the profit model. NFT hydroponic systems are also suitable for small businesses and individual growers to choose from, the early stage does not need too high investment, can also grow high-quality vegetables. The world's population is expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) , leading to the possibility of a serious imbalance in the supply of vegetables in the future. NFT hydroponics eliminates the risk of disease caused by soil microorganisms, has the advantages of short growth cycle, high yield, low investment, High cost-performance ratio, reble water resources, and the production center can be close to cities and close to consumer markets, nFT hydroponics is a feasible solution to solve the problems of shortage of arable land and water resources by saving transportation and cold storage costs.