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Title Soilless culture : theory and practice / [edited by] Michael Raviv, J. Heinrich Lieth.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Science, 2008.
Edition First edition.

Subject Hydroponics.
Alt Name Raviv, Michael.
Lieth, Johann Heinrich, 1955-
Description 1 online resource (587 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Summary Plant production in hydroponics and soilless culture is rapidly expanding throughout the world, raising a great interest in the scientific community. For the first time in an authoritative reference book, authors cover both theoretical and practical aspects of hydroponics (growing plants without the use of soil). This reference book covers the state-of-the-art in this area, while offering a clear view of supplying plants with nutrients other than soil. Soilless Culture provides the reader with an understanding of the properties of the various soiless media and how these properties affect plant performance in relation to basic horticultural operations, such as irrigation and fertilization. This book is ideal for agronomists, horticulturalists, greenhouse and nursery managers, extension specialists, and people involved with the production of plants. * Comprehensive discussion of hydroponic systems, irrigation, and control measures allows readers to achieve optimal performance * State-of-the-art book on all theoretical aspects of hydroponics and soilless culture including a thorough description of the root system, its functions and limitation posed by restricted root volume * Critical and updated reviews of current analytical methods and how to translate their results to irrigation and fertilization practices * Definitive chapters on recycled, no-discharge systems including salinity and nutrition management and pathogen eradication. * Up-to-date description of all important types of growing media.
Contents ch. 1. Significance of soilless culture in agriculture -- ch. 2. Functions of the root system -- ch. 3. Physical characteristics of soilless media. -- ch. 4. Irrigation in Soilless Production -- ch. 5. Technical equipment in soilless production systems -- ch. 6. Chemical characteristics of soilless media -- ch. 7. Analytical methods used in soilless cultivation -- ch. 8. Nutrition of Substrate-Grown Plants -- ch. 9. Fertigation management and crops response to solution recycling in semi closed greenhouses -- ch. 10. Pathogen detection and management strategies in soilless plant growing systems -- ch. 11. Organic Soilless Media Components -- ch. 12. Inorganic and synthetic organic components of soilless culture and potting mixes -- ch. 13. Growing plants in soilless culture -- Operational conclusions.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Access Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780080556420 (electronic bk.)
0080556426 (electronic bk.)
9780444529756 (hbk.)
0444529756 (hbk.)
OCLC # 228148283
Additional Format Print version: Soilless culture. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Science, 2008 9780444529756 0444529756 (OCoLC)192078462

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