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Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically

1st Edition

By Jr., J. Benton Jones

CRC Press

223 pages

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With the continued implementation of new equipment and new concepts and methods, such as hydroponics and soilless practices, crop growth has improved and become more efficient. Focusing on the basic principles and practical growth requirements, the Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically offers valuable information for the commercial growe

Table of Contents

Introduction. How plants grow. The essential plant nutrient elements. The nutrient solution. Rooting media. Systems of hydroponic culture. Hydroponic application factors. Educational role. References. Hydroponic reference books. Cited References. Appendix A: Measurement factors. Appendix B: Essential element summarization tables. Appendix C: Diagnostic testing. Appendix D: Common errors made when plants are grown hydroponically. Index.

About the Author

J. Benton Jones, Jr., earned a BS degree in agricultural science from the University of Illinois and obtained MS and PhD degrees in agronomy from the Pennsylvania State University. He has written extensively on hydroponic topics and has been engaged in hydroponic research projects for much of his professional career. Dr. Jones is considered an authority on applied plant physiology and the use of analytical methods for assessing the nutrient element status of rooting media and plants as a means for ensuring plant nutrient element sufficiency in both soil and soilless crop production settings. At various times, he has served as a director of several university and commercial soil and plant analysis laboratories, and he still serves as an advisor for two such laboratories.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General