Product Description

 

Learn how to grow vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants hydroponically. This classic is now re-published with new images, a new layout and revised text. A must have resource for anyone who wants to grow hydropincally.

 

CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1: introduction

History; How plants grow; Classification of hydroponic systems; Overview of the industry; Why practice hydroponics?

 

Chapter 2: site considerations

Climate; Water requirements; Proximity to markets

 

Chapter 3: alternatives

Media derived from rock or stone; Media derived from synthetic materials; Sterilisation

 

Chapter 4: plant nutrition

 

Chapter 5: nutrient film technique (nft) culture

Disadvantages of nft culture; Nutrition

 

Chapter 6: rockwool culture

Rockwool use for propagation

 

Chapter 7: aggregate culture

Alternatives for delivering nutrient solution

 

Chapter 8: other techniques – selected examples

Sawdust culture; Aeroponics; Raft system

 

Chapter 9: hydroponics equipment

Time clocks; Sumps/storage tanks

 

Chapter 10: greenhouse operation

Environmental controls; Computerised environmental control; Pest and disease control

 

Chapter 11: plant culture in hydroponics

Pruning; Carbon dioxide enrichment; Transplanting; Pests; Forms of applied insect control; Disease control; Water management; Water relationships; Measuring water available to plants in a solid medium

 

Chapter 12: vegetable crops

 

Chapter 13: berry and other fruit crops

 

Chapter 14: flower crops

 

Chapter 15: other crops

Grass; Propagation/nursery production

 

Chapter 16: managing a commercial hydroponic farm

Running a crop trial; Standards; Hydoponics farm layout; Marketing your produce

 

Chapter 17: troubleshooting: a guide to overcoming problems in hydroponics by lynette morgan

Salt buildup and ec problems; Sodium toxicity and accumulation; Algae; Ec and ph; Root pathogens; Fruiting problems in hydroponics