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With over 45,000 acres of greenhouse vegetation currently being grown hydroponically throughout the world, hydroponics has become one of the most rapidly expanding new areas of plant research. Although growing plants without soil has been practiced since ancient times, hydroponics-the growing of plants specifically in water or nutrient solutions-has shown itself to be the most cost-effective way of maximizing yield, eliminating plant disease, minimizing labor costs and getting the most out of limited land resources. It's both an economically and ecologically sound approach to field-crop production and soil management.

Successfully practicing hydroponics, however, requires a working knowledge of the mechanics of plant growth and a firm grasp of the hydroponics process. Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower clearly explains the basics of plant growth and development, the different methods of preparing and using hydroponic nutrient solutions, and hydroponic options for various environmental conditions. It gives the reader instructions for simple experiments and a number of helpful charts, tables and illustrations.

Completely up-to-date, the book also describes, in detail, all the latest techniques for hydroponic growing. It addresses new challenges in the field such as growing food for astronauts, practicing hydroponics in inhospitable environments and updating nutrient element supplies for the demands of the next century. It's an ideal guide for anyone interested in plants and how they grow-from casual hobbyists and students to commercial growers and professional plant researchers.

Book News Annotation:

Following a discussion of how plants grow, various hydroponic/soilless systems are described in detail, along with their advantages and disadvantages. The author focuses on the nutritional requirements of plants and how best to prepare and use nutrient solutions to satisfy the nutrient element requirement of plants. Valuable information, including nutrient solution formulas, are provided for the commercial grower, the researcher, the hobbyist, and the student.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Successfully practicing hydroponics requires a working knowledge of the mechanics of plant growth and a firm grasp of the hydroponics process. Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower clearly explains the basics of plant growth and development, the different methods of preparing and using hydroponic nutrient solutions, and hydroponic options for various environmental conditions. It gives the reader instructions for simple experiments and a number of helpful charts, tables and illustrations.

Completely up-to-date, the book also describes, in detail, all the latest techniques for hydroponic growing. It addresses new challenges in the field such as growing food for astronauts, practicing hydroponics in inhospitable environments and updating nutrient element supplies for the demands of the next century. It's an ideal guide for anyone interested in plants and how they grow — from casual hobbyists and students to commercial growers and professional plant researchers.
-- Gives detailed descriptions of the most commonly used hydroponic growing procedures
-- Provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system
-- Describes the basic concepts of plant growth and development
-- Lists numerous solution formulas and ways these solutions can be used and monitored
-- Outlines experiments that can be used by students to successfully grow plants hydroponically

Product Details

ISBN:
9781884015328
production Narrated:
Jones, J. Benton, Jr.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Jones, J. Benton, Jr.
Location:
Boca Raton, Fla. :
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Hydroponics
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Hydroponics x
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
#91
Publication Date:
June 1997
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.46x5.98x.73 in. 1.00 lbs.

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Product details 248 pages CRC Press - English 9781884015328 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Successfully practicing hydroponics requires a working knowledge of the mechanics of plant growth and a firm grasp of the hydroponics process. Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower clearly explains the basics of plant growth and development, the different methods of preparing and using hydroponic nutrient solutions, and hydroponic options for various environmental conditions. It gives the reader instructions for simple experiments and a number of helpful charts, tables and illustrations.

Completely up-to-date, the book also describes, in detail, all the latest techniques for hydroponic growing. It addresses new challenges in the field such as growing food for astronauts, practicing hydroponics in inhospitable environments and updating nutrient element supplies for the demands of the next century. It's an ideal guide for anyone interested in plants and how they grow — from casual hobbyists and students to commercial growers and professional plant researchers.
-- Gives detailed descriptions of the most commonly used hydroponic growing procedures
-- Provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system
-- Describes the basic concepts of plant growth and development
-- Lists numerous solution formulas and ways these solutions can be used and monitored
-- Outlines experiments that can be used by students to successfully grow plants hydroponically

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