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Title Soilless Culture : Theory and Practice / edited by Michael Raviv, J. Heinrich Lieth, Asher Bar-Tal
Edition Second edition
Published London : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Part I: Background, basic information, principles: 1. Significance of soilless culture in agriculture / Michael Raviv, J. Heinrich Lieth, Asher Bar-Tal -- 2. Root growth, physiology, and potential impact of soilless culture on their functioning / Astrid Volder, Marc van Iersel -- 3. Physical characteristics of soilless media / Rony Wallach -- 4. Chemical characteristics of soilless media / Avner Silber -- 5. Root zone microbiology of soilless cropping systems / Beatrix W. Alsanius, Walter Wohanka
Part II: Specific components of a soilless plant production systems: 6. Nutrition of substrate-grown plants / Avner Silber, Asher Bar-Tal -- 7. Inorganic and synthetic organic components of soilless culture and potting mixtures / Asher Bar-tal, Uttam K. Saha, Michael Raviv, Markus Tuller -- 8. Organic soilless media components / W.R. Carlile, Michael Raviv, M. Prasad
Part III: Practices of soilless plant production: 9. Irrigation in soilless production / J. Heinrich Lieth, Lorence R. Oki -- 10. Water and nutrient management and crops response to nutrient solution recycling in soilless growing systems in greenhouses / Wim Voogt, B. Bar-Yosef -- 11. Analytical methods used with soilless substrates / Chris Blok, Andreas Baumgarten, Rob Baas, Gerrit Wever, Dieter Lohr
Part IV: Soilless plant growing systems design and management: 12. Liquid culture hydroponic system operations / Neil Mattson, J. Heinrich Lieth -- 13. Technical equipment in soilless production systems / E.A. van Os, Th. H. Gieling, J. Heinrich Lieth -- 14. Growing plants in soilless culture : operational conclusions / Michael Raviv, J. Heinrich Lieth, Asher Bar-Tal
Summary Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, is the first authoritative reference book on both the theoretical and practical aspects of growing plants without the use of soil. It is the go-to source for those involved in this practice, focusing on hydroponics and advancements in technologies and methodologies. The book builds on the thorough presentation of both physical and chemical properties of various soilless growing media, also addressing how these properties affect plant performance in basic horticultural operations, such as irrigation and fertilization. In addition, the book describes the latest technical advancements and methodologies, including run-to-waste, re-circulation and closed systems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 8, 2019)
Subject Hydroponics.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Raviv, Michael, editor
Lieth, Johann Heinrich, 1955- editor.
Bar-Tal, A. (Asher), editor.
ISBN 9780444636973