The general hydroponics technique dates back to several hundred years. So, it is not a new technique. The example of general hydroponics includes hanging garden of Babylon, floating gardens of China and Aztecs and Egyptian hieroglyphic record. Several impressive progresses have been made in the general hydroponics technique.
There have been numerous experiments being done by horticulturists and scientists using various methods of general hydroponics. There is increasing need of this technique in arable parts of the world. Hydroponics was used during Second World War to supply fresh produce that was grown using this method to the troops stationed on the non arable islands of Pacific.
General hydroponics technique is used extensively to make fresh produce. This technique is becoming increasingly popular among the commercial growers. Its benefits have also attracted the traditional farmers.
Israel has developed advanced hydroponic technology because of its climate. This technology is marketed to Nicaragua and they use it to produce pepper for selling abroad including the US. The largest hydroponic facility is in Arizona that sold 125 million pounds of tomatoes in 2005.