Remind me to put together some sort of graphic on crops.....
The issue with hydro is cost mainly (You need college grads to run this shit at the larger companies because burger hs chemistry actually its math
is a joke). Mainly because dipshits are too idiotic to understand how oxidation and reduction reactions go, EC, and pH are calculated.
>Traditionally you would grow different crops at the same time to handle any shortages or deficiencies caused by these. This only really becomes an issue when you get into farming for groups larger than a small hamlet (50-100 people).
Waterborne generalist diseases are an issue. Root rots come to mind. Other issues include distributing the nutrients evenly It's what one would call a "first world issue", instead of designing a complicated injection system just pour it in smaller quantities spaced out between the lot
. Bacterial content (Lack thereof) also is an issue although the new MBBR (Moving bed biofilm reactor) is a nice step forward.
Still, a bit lacking in grains/fruits/nuts in diet.
I guess you could theoretically run a set of the following:
Rice, vegetables, non tree fruit Tomatos, Kiwifruit, Allegheny chinquapin Castanea pumila
(It's the only dwarfing "tree" nut crop that I can think of....
Potatos and yams aren't really grown well underwater, and wheat doesn't do well with that high of a water content. Our best bet is some sort of GMO/ bred rice, either deep water Asian varities or some american rice varities. The issue to the latter is the semi-domestication (it's one of the most recent domesticated crops) issues such as shattering, stratification requirements and low density planting.
No issues with veggies. Tree fruit probably be mainly pomergranate (It's not too tall).
Rip pollination though, have fun hand pollinating unless you want to wear beesuits all day (maybe a stingless bee species would work who knows).