Hobby Hydroponics Second Edition

Author: Howard Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466569417
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Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition. The book presents an overview of typical hobby hydroponic units available, describing representative systems including water culture—for example, aeroponics and nutrient film technique (NFT)—and soilless culture, such as coco coir, perlite culture, and vertical plant towers. The author discusses culture practices and the tools necessary to care for plants and provide optimum growing conditions by regulating variables including lighting, temperature, and carbon dioxide, as well as monitoring pH and electrical conductivity. He also provides information on nutrients, natural pest control, and symptoms of pests and imbalances to assist growers in being aware of and controlling these issues. The book instructs readers on how to start plants, recommends crop varieties, and even describes how to construct some systems in lieu of buying them, for readers who choose to do so. New this edition: Discusses new hobby units and components including lights, CO2 generators, and testing equipment Updates available nutrients and new products such as mycorrhizae Includes many new photographs Provides up-to-date references, suppliers, and websites Making hydroponics accessible to everyone willing to learn and apply the knowledge, this book provides the information necessary to start, grow, and reap the rewards of having your own hydroponic crops.

Hobby Hydroponics Second Edition

Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138415997
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Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition.The book presents an overview of typical hobby hydroponic units available, describing representative systems including water culture�for example, aeroponics and nutrient film technique (NFT)�and soilless culture, such as coco coir, perlite culture, and vertical plant towers. The author discusses culture practices and the tools necessary to care for plants and provide optimum growing conditions by regulating variables including lighting, temperature, and carbon dioxide, as well as monitoring pH and electrical conductivity. He also provides information on nutrients, natural pest control, and symptoms of pests and imbalances to assist growers in being aware of and controlling these issues. The book instructs readers on how to start plants, recommends crop varieties, and even describes how to construct some systems in lieu of buying them, for readers who choose to do so.New this edition: Discusses new hobby units and components including lights, CO2 generators, and testing equipment Updates available nutrients and new products such as mycorrhizae Includes many new photographs Provides up-to-date references, suppliers, and websites Making hydroponics accessible to everyone willing to learn and apply the knowledge, this book provides the information necessary to start, grow, and reap the rewa

Hobby Hydroponics 2nd Edition Howard M Resh 2013

Author: CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group
Publisher: Bukupedia
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Preface This book was originally written in 2003. Since that time there has been a huge advancement in technology for small-scale hydroponic units. Many new products and systems have been developed. The purpose of this updated edition is to include these new concepts and products built upon the information presented in the first edition. Many new photos and drawings are included to assist in understanding the products available at this time. The objective of the book is to provide the reader with information on some of the typical hobby hydroponic units available in the marketplace. It is not my intention to favor some over others but to give the reader sufficient background in the type of units to purchase for the crops to be grown. The prices for these units vary greatly, so one can acquire items that are within one’s budget. Along with the hydroponic units are needed accessories and supplies to make them grow plants successfully, so these will also be discussed. Some accessories include lights, carbon dioxide generating systems, and pH and electric conductivity (EC) monitoring instruments. In addition, supplies that are part of growing include nutrients, pest control, propagation cubes, blocks, trays, and growing slabs. The book also instructs you how to start your plants, recommends crop varieties, describes seed sources, outlines training techniques for the various crops, and suggests what environmental conditions are best to assist you in successful growing. In addition, to “plug-and-play” units that you can purchase, I will instruct you on how to construct some systems for yourself, if you wish. The most common growing systems, such as water culture, nutrient film technique (NFT), perlite, coco coir, peat mixes and others, are described along with the hobby units using such cultures. There is nothing mysterious about hydroponic growing; it is really following instructions and adhering to details in plant training, and monitoring the nutrient solution and the surrounding environment to obtain as close as possible to optimum conditions that make you successful. Wishing you successful growing

Commercial Hydroponics

Author: John Mason
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Australia)
ISBN: 9780684872025
Size: 60.30 MB
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Hydroponic Home Food Gardens

Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781138416062
Size: 30.48 MB
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A manual exploring modern hydroponic methods. It addresses several forms of hydroponic gardening, covering materials and methods, the selection of the best plants for the home gardener, and principles and practice for the successful propagation and nurturing of food plants.

Hydroponic Food Production

Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439878692
Size: 75.58 MB
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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.

Hydroponics

Author: J. Benton Jones, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420037706
Size: 73.85 MB
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Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. With approximately 40% additional material in the second edition, the book is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive guide. The second edition begins with the concepts of how plants grow and then describes the requirements necessary to be successful when using various hydroponic and soilless growing methods. The major focus is on the nutritional requirements of plants and how best to prepare and use nutrient solutions for different plants using various growing systems under a wide range of environmental conditions. Supported by a wealth of tables, figures, and nutrient formulas the book provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for advanced hobbyists, commercial growers, and researchers.

Hydroponics For The Home Grower

Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482239264
Size: 15.85 MB
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Hydroponics offers many advantages to traditional soil-based horticulture. These include greater control over many of the limiting factors, such as light, temperature, and pests, as well as the ability to grow plants in all seasons. With instruction from one of the top recognized authorities worldwide, Hydroponics for the Home Grower gives you step-by-step guidance on how to grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, arugula, bok choy, and various herbs year-round within your home or in a backyard greenhouse. Read an Interview with Dr. Resh here With Dr. Howard Resh’s help, you’ll learn: Background information on how hydroponics evolved The nutritional and environmental demands of plants and how to control these factors How to provide formulations of nutrients optimal to the plants you wish to grow The many different hydroponic systems you can purchase or build for yourself Designs for different types of greenhouses with components to fit your personal taste and budget Crop selection and step-by-step procedures, including seeding, transplanting, training, pest and disease control, and harvesting—along with when to plant and when to change crops How you can grow microgreens on your kitchen counter The book includes an appendix with sources of seeds and other supplies, along with helpful websites and lists of books, articles, and conferences on growing hydroponically and caring for your crops. By following the guidelines in this book, you’ll understand everything you need to know to get your home-growing operation up and running in no time.

Hydroponic Food Production

Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: Woodbridge PressPub
ISBN:
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Now in its fifth edition, this master guide to hydroponics provides detailed chapters on major production systems such as gravel, sand, or water culture as well as rock wool and NFT. Contains instructions and formulas on developing hydroponic fertilizers and details on how to spot nutrient deficiencies and correct system imbalances.

How To Hydroponics

Author: Keith Roberto
Publisher: Futuregarden, Inc.
ISBN: 9780967202617
Size: 65.37 MB
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Explains how to operate a hydroponic garden, with detailed instructions, photographs, and step-by-step plans.