Maximizing Yields: Traditional vs. Hydroponic Fodder Farming

The Stark Contrast in Productivity and Efficiency Between Traditional Fodder Farming and Shunya’s Hydroponics Green Fodder farming:

  • In traditional farming in India, maize yields approximately 30 tons of green fodder annually per acre, considering optimal conditions without major extreme weather events. Some other fodder sources have an even lower output.
  • Shunya’s GLC based hydroponic system presents an extraordinary advancement in agricultural technology by potentially equating the output of one mid-sized GLC to the annual green fodder production of over 100 acres of good agricultural land. This is a significant enhancement, suggesting that a single GLC unit could match what would traditionally occupy a vast expanse of land.
  • Beyond the sheer volume of production, this GLC system operates with an astoundingly reduced water usage, saving 95-98% per kilogram of produced fodder, which is an essential factor in sustainable agriculture, especially in areas where water is a scarce resource.
  • Shunya’s hydroponic system’s elimination of pesticides, chemicals, and fertilizers addresses the growing concerns over food safety and environmental health, offering a cleaner and potentially healthier alternative.
  • The constant availability of fodder throughout the year is another substantial benefit, providing a stable and predictable supply chain unaffected by seasonal changes or unpredictable weather patterns.
Shunya GLC

This unique hydroponic technology developed and deployed by Shunya thus not only offers to scale down the physical footprint of fodder production dramatically but also suggests improvements in environmental sustainability and operational efficiency. It represents a shift towards high-density, low-impact agricultural practices that could have far-reaching implications for food security, resource management, and ecological conservation.