The benefits of replacing soil immediately eliminates pests, plant diseases that destroy crops, and weeds . Although you may be thinking hydroponics uses more water because it is soilless, compared to conventional farming, only 1/20th of the same water is used. That's because everything is regulated, recycled and re-used . This creates a more stable and higher crop yield reducing loss and waste. In addition, the labor involved in up-keeping and mending the plants is reduced significantly . Perhaps, the most significant benefit of hydroponics is its advantage to be grown in large urbanized cities where fresh fruits and vegetables can be difficult to come by .