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Agriculture without land – Prospective direction in the 4.0 era

agriculture without land

Agriculture without land

Biotechnology is now gradually being applied to life from farming, breeding, eating, and treating diseases.. Bio-agriculture is an agriculture that has absolute advantages compared to other types of agriculture. . IFOAM – International Organic Agriculture Organization – does not allow the cultivation of organic products in the ground (landless agriculture) and farmers in the EU are expanding the use of Biological (or also known as bio-agriculture).

Concepts in modern agriculture

Organic agriculture is an agricultural practice that is basically the use of organic materials from fertilizers for plants. Organic agriculture uses fertilizers of organic origin such as farmyard manure (cow manure, goat manure…), green manure and bone meal and focuses on techniques such as crop rotation and intercropping, along with measures use natural enemies, mixed planting to reduce harmful insects.

Organic standards are set to allow the use of natural substances while prohibiting or severely restricting synthetic substances. However, the concept of organic agriculture in Vietnam is still quite vague because there is no standard process for it, doing it mechanically, there is no specific standard in farming.

Due to the complex nature of today’s agriculture, in order for everyone to understand agriculture, agricultural farming forms Agri will introduce new forms of agriculture as follows:

Chemical agriculture

Chemical agriculture is agriculture that uses chemical fertilizers in the farming process. This process, if strictly censored, produces a safe product that Vietgap and Lobalgap are currently using.


This is agriculture applying biotechnology, not using any chemical ingredients in production. Agricultural materials, seeds and processes of cultivation and animal husbandry are strictly controlled to create absolutely safe and quality raw materials and products.

Natural agriculture

When we talk about nature, we imagine that this is agriculture with absolutely no human intervention. Plants and animals develop completely naturally in accordance with the laws and according to the living environment conditions, absolutely no human factors affect. Therefore, the products should be checked for quality before use.

Europe is a strong consumer and producer market for organic products. IFOAM (International Organization for Organic Agriculture) is Europe’s leading regulatory body, which does not allow the growing of organic products out of the ground, and EU farmers are expanding their use of growing systems. Biological farming (also known as bio-agriculture), growing plants without the use of soil.

Landless agriculture in Europe

The organic industry in Europe is subject to very strict rules and regulations according to regulations defined by IFOAM in Europe and OMRI in North America.

agriculture without land

Bio-agriculture is based on organic but less stringent regulations on the production of organic compounds for pest control and compost, involving the use of some inorganic ingredients in very small amounts used by catalysts. According to the criteria of IFOAM organization, Mapal company has launched a product line to serve the needs of growing plants without soil.

Mapal Company – Formation of products for the field of landless agriculture

Mapal was founded in 1985 and joined “Plazit Industries” in 2007. Mapal Plastics has been around for nearly 30 years. Mapal is a leading expert in the production of quality polypropylene and polypropylene sheets and rolls, and is recognized worldwide for developing new applications for polyolefins (shrink films). In the past few years, the company has launched many products to serve the Organic & Bio-agriculture in developed countries.

Mapal’s Rub Zvi says:”There is a growing demand for Mapal growing systems in the organic & bio-market worldwide. In the countries of North America, Canada, the US and Mexico, according to the regulations of OMRI (Organic Materials Research Institute), growers can use soilless farming technology when growing organic products. . We face increasing demand from India, China and some Far East countries.”

The company’s agriculture division was established and operates in an effort to respond to the growing interest and needs of the worldwide farming community for soilless farming. Since then, the company has developed and expanded its soilless farming systems to include solutions for vegetables, herbs, cut flowers – mainly roses, strawberries and berries. other.

Mapal aims to partner with IFOAM in an effort to review and regulate regulations, related to the cultivation of organic crops using soilless culture technology. Mapal hopes to enter the EU region with unlimited technological products for both organic and bio-grown growers.

Products for biological agriculture, technology for growing crops without soil

Mapal’s troughs are designed for organic & biological farming technology and are mainly 30-40 cm high and 40-60 cm wide. Currently, they are mainly used to grow various vegetables and berries, a very strong market for soilless organic farming.

Advantages of Mapal troughs in soilless agriculture

Mapal’s troughs are suitable for all types of substrates used by growers such as volcanic soil, coir – coco peat, perlite, rock wool, peat. Most substrates are combined with various fertilizer materials using a suitable standard fertilizer.

The trough is durable and has good UV resistance as well as resistance to steam sterilization (MPS), chemicals and all acids.

The troughs are flexible in size (length, width, depth and thickness) and easily assembled to best serve the needs of growers.

In principle, all Mapal growing systems are suitable for collection and reuse, and provide good circulation of water and nutrients to ensure optimal conditions for good crop growth. best.

Mapal’s unique technology also provides a ventilation hole system. The ventilation system makes the medium more airy, more oxygen in the root area. This additional oxygen plays an important role in the best development of the root system and microorganisms in the root zone. And especially, better growth of earthworms helps to improve the medium in the root part – this is one of the organic & biological growing methods.

Mapal insists on being an environmentally conscious business and has ensured that their Agro products are eco-friendly as well as fully recyclable.

The perfect combination of Mapal trough and smart irrigation system opens up a promising new direction in modern agriculture, soilless agriculture.


Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaney
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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