Commercial Hydroponics eBook
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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.
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.
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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