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Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook

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Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition

Howard M.  Resh

August 9, 2012 by CRC Press 
Reference - 560 Pages - 479 B/W Illustrations 
ISBN 9781439878675 - CAT# K13679



  • Describes in detail how plants are grown hydroponically
  • Shows cultural practices that make for success in growing many specific crops
  • Contains more than 500 photographs, drawings and tables
  • Provides directories, addresses, references, and a bibliography


New in the Seventh Edition



  • New hydroponic operations, commercial greenhouses, systems, and techniques
  • Updated photos and updated and expanded appendix with websites
  • More emphasis on commercial greenhouse hydroponics worldwide
  • Sources, grades, and characteristics of coco coir with the available products of cubes, blocks, and slabs
  • New applications of hydroponics in resorts, rooftop gardens, vertical farms, and more
  • Updated and expanded information on hydroponic and greenhouse suppliers


Includes a companion CD featuring over 100 pages of photographs dealing with commercial hydroponics


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 updated contents from the previous edition published in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book:



  • Shows the reader how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of the many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops
  • Provides background in plant physiology and nutrition essential 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 how 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 updated and expanded. The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.


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