Chart below takes you in detail to understand the disadvantage and advantage of the both.
Traditional farming (Soil)
- Require large piece of land, lots of labor and time.
- It is not easy for the plant to absorb fertiliser, as the plant absorption is low.
- Limited by soil fertility, land type and light quality
- Regular weeding is required
- More likely for insects to occur
- Vegetable are not ideal due to lack of fertiliser control
- Bad in hygiene due to excessive application of pesticides or contaminated soil which reduce the sanitary quality
Urban farming (Hydroponic system)
- Doesn’t require big space and is automated.
- It can supply nutrients evenly and the fertilisation effect is very stable.
- Can be cultivated at higher density
- No weeding at all
- Pests are not prone to occur
- Excellent gloss, sweetness and appearance
- Produce healthy fruit and vegetable without pesticide