Geoponics is the science of cultivating land, but it is also referred to as the soil-based farming method or husbandry. The word “Geoponics” is derived from the ancient Greek word “geōponikós” which means “of agriculture.”

In geoponics, farmers use soil to cultivate crops. Generally, fertilizers and pesticides are added to improve the quality of the crop cultivation, as well as to become devoid of harmful infections and plant diseases.

Currently, geoponics has been taken over by hydroponics, where water is used to impart nutrients to plants instead of soil.