Learn all about Commercial Hydroponics. Completely revised and updated, this third edition of Commercial Hydroponics includes advice on growing an additional 16 new plants, including okra, water chestnuts, cherries, citrus gypsophila and lisianthus.
Packed with information on how to grow different types of vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, herbs and other plants, 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.
This comprehensive guide to the commercial growing of plants in hydroponics includes colour plates and many black-and-white diagrams and photographs. The language is clear and a concise directory of suppliers is included.
Chapter 1 : Introduction
Chapter 2 : Site considerations
Chapter 3 : Alternatives
Chapter 4 : Plant nutrition
Chapter 5 : Nutrient film technique (nft) culture
Chapter 6 : Rockwool culture
Chapter 7 : Aggregate culture
Chapter 8 : Other techniques – selected examples
Chapter 9 : Hydroponics equipment
Chapter 10 : Greenhouse operation
Chapter 11 : Plant culture in hydroponics
Chapter 12 : Vegetable crops
Chapter 13 : Berry and other fruit crops
Chapter 14 : Flower crops
Chapter 15 : Other crops
Chapter 16 : Managing a commercial hydroponic farm
Chapter 17 : Troubleshooting: a guide to overcoming problems in hydroponics by lynette morgan
About the Author:
John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup’n Cert., FIOH, FPLA, MAIH, MACHPER, MASA
John Mason has had over 35 years experience in the fields of Horticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism. He has extensive experience both as a public servant, and as a small business owner. John has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon) to magazine editor.
John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over thirty five books and of over two thousand magazine articles. Even today, John continues to write books for various publishers including Simon and Shuster, and Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing).