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Hydroponic Food Production - A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, 7E

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$65.95
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978 1439 878675
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Completely revised and updated, Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, 7th Edition, details advances that have taken place in this field since the publication of the previous edition in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book:

(1) shows readers how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of the many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops,

(2) provides background in plant physiology and nutrition essential for growing these crops, and

(3) describes nutrient formulations and their applications in nutrient solutions with calculations.

This practical guide to soilless growing practices provides detailed information on how to design, set up, and operate hydroponic culture systems. Featuring more than 500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the Seventh Edition of this bestselling book has been extensively updated and expanded. The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.

A companion CD featuring over 100 pages of color photographs dealing with commercial hydroponics is included.

Contents:  Preface, Introduction, Plant Nutrition, Nutrient Solution, The Medium, Water Culture, Nutrient Film Technique, Gravel Culture, Sand Culture, Sawdust Culture, Rockwool Culture, Coco Coir Culture, Other Soilless Cultures, Tropical Hydroponics and Special Applications, Plant Culture, 5 Appendices, Bibliography, Index.

Howard M Resh, 2013, 524 p, with companion CD, photographs, illustrations, tables, and explanatory formulations throughout.  $65.95

 


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