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Commercial Hydroponics eBook


An essential guide to hydroponics, whether for for a home gardener looking to produce their own products or those looking to start a business in the field.



Commercial HydroponicsCommercial Hydroponics eBook

By John Mason

Commercial Hydroponics eBook course online. Learn how to your hobby into a commercial success or simply provide your family with fresh produce and flowers. This comprehensive ebook includes information on how to grow over 100 different types of vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants. This version has been completely revised and updated by author John Mason.

This third edition of Commercial Hydroponics is a beautifully presented, colourful, e-book and includes advice on growing an additional 16 new plants, including okra, water chestnuts, cherries, citrus gypsophila and lisianthus (those gorgeous soft purple flowers).

Commercial Hydroponics has become a standard text for anyone growing plants in a hydroponic system, whether on a domestic or commercial scale.  Emphasis is placed on plants that are commercially viable and ways to manage and improve crop profitability.
 



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

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