Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to soilless culture with extensively new and up to date contents from the previous edition published in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book:
- Shows the reader easy methods to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of the use of any of the various hydroponic cultures right now used within the industry to grow vegetable crops
- Provides background in plant physiology and nutrition very important for growing these crops
- Describes nutrient formulations and their applications in nutrient solutions with calculations
This practical guide to soilless growing practices provides detailed information on easy methods 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 up to date and expanded. The text describes probably the most successful growing cultures to make use of with specific crops and details media in addition to hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing in addition to deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.