ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation: A Practical Guide

£49.99

HYDROPONICS AND PROTECTED CULTIVATION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

HARDBACK by Morgan, Dr Lynette (SUNTEC International Hydroponic Consultants, New Zealand)

£49.99

ISBN
9781789244830
IMPRINT
CABI PUBLISHING
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
CABI PUBLISHING
FOR DELIVERY
ESTIMATED DELIVERY 10 - 13 MAY 2021
FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
320 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
12 MAR 2021

DESCRIPTION

A comprehensive, practical text which covers a diverse range of hydroponic and protected cropping techniques, systems, greenhouse types and environments. It also details the use of indoor plant factories, vertical systems, organic hydroponics and aquaponics. Worldwide hydroponic cropping operations can vary from large, corporate producers running many hectares of greenhouse systems particularly for crops such as tomato, cucumber, capsicum and lettuce, to smaller-scale growers growing fresh produce for local markets. Included in this book: Detailed technical information to help growers and students to design and run their own hydroponic operations. In-depth research to explain the factors that influence plant growth, produce quality, post-harvest life and hydroponic plant nutrition. New advances such as the use of organic nutrients and substrates, completely enclosed indoor plant factories and the growing number of small-scale, non-commercial applications. Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation is fully illustrated with colour images and photographs to illustrate key topics and help identify problem areas. It is suitable for growers, researchers and students in horticulture.

CONTENTS

1: Background and History of Hydroponics and Protected Cultivation 2: Greenhouses and Protected Cropping Structures 3: The Greenhouse Environment and Energy Use 4: Greenhouse Operation and Management 5: Hydroponic Systems - Solution Culture 6: Substrate-based Hydroponic Systems 7: Organic Soilless Greenhouse Systems 8: Propagation and Transplant Production 9: Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Formulation 10: Plant Health, Plant Protection and Abiotic Factors 11: Hydroponic Production of Selected Crops 12: Plant Factories - Closed Plant Production Systems 13: Greenhouse Produce Quality and Assessment 14: Harvest and Postharvest Factors