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EL CULTIVO HIDROPONICO DE LECHUGAS

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This book has been written to provide the hydroponic grower and practical information necessary scientific. Although hydroponics lettuce may seem easier than growing other vegetables, as they could be tomato or cucumber in practice requires a high level of expertise to get the most out of hydroponics and get a quality product. Therefore, this book deals with all aspects that make up the hydroponic lettuces, such as the physiological environment of the plant, production systems and their operation, planting methods, aspects of nutrition, pests and diseases that affect and finally harvesting techniques.

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Price: $29.95
by Steven Carruthers

Hydroponic Tomato Production

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For greenhouse growers and hobbyists alike, hydroponics has become recognised as a way of producing tomatoes with flavour. Hydroponic Tomato Production looks comprehensively at the range of soilless techniques available and how to manage them successfully. Jack Ross compares different media, nutrient levels and irrigation regimes and includes the results of numerous experimental research trials into tomato cultivation.

Chapters on the physiology of tomatoes, nutrient and pH requirements, growth factors, pests & diseases, harvesting and packaging also feature. The book includes a listing of 20 of the best tomato varieties for hydroponic production in containers, and how to grow them successfully. More Info »
Price: $29.95
by Steven Carruthers

Converting to hydroponics

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An authoritative manual to help growers thinking about converting to hydroponics. For many growers, investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in new high-tech greenhouses is not an option. However a step-by-step conversion of their existing structures may be feasible. 'Converting to hydroponics' takes growers through the decision making process of converting to hydroponics, making sure growers understand both the benefits and limitations of hydroponic systems. This commercial hydroponic growers manual was produced by researchers from South Australia R&D Institute (SARDI) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries in collaboration with growers and consultants. The project was funded by the vegetable levy through Horticulture Australia Limited. 170-page manual plus DVD. Weight 1.4kg Limited Stock Also available on DVD
Price: $49.95
by Steven Carruthers

The ABC of NFT

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The ABC of the Nutrient Film Technique
Author Dr Allen Cooper The world's first method of crop production without a solid rooting medium. Dr Allen Cooper devised the Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) and perfected its practical application through his research work at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in the United Kingdom. The development of commercial NFT cropping enterprises around the world has been mainly due to the work contained in this visionary book. But even today, the full scope of Dr Cooper's vision for NFT has not been fully explored. When first published in 1970, The ABC of NFT quickly established itself around the world as the 'hydroponic NFT bible'. Now, reprinted, it remains the expert text on the practical application of the nutrient film technique in horticulture. In his foreword, Dr Cooper throws out some challenges for the global horticultural community to take up, and suggests that we have not yet written the last word on the intriguing relationship between plants and nutrients in a soilless environment. Large format softcover - Pages 174 - Wt 650gm - Ed. 2008 ISBN 0 9586735 0 0    
Price: $29.95
by Steven Carruthers

The World of Orchids

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The World of Orchids
With an estimated 25,000 species worldwide, orchids are loved for their exotic and mysterious habitat, from cloud-shrouded mountains and rainforests, to mangrove swamps and semi-desert scrubs. They are perhaps the most challenging of all flowering plants to cultivate outside their natural habitat, often taking many years before the first flower appears. This book presents the results of the author’s many years of research into orchid cultivation using soilless culture techniques. It is for orchid enthusiasts as well as commercial growers producing high quality orchid plants. Large format softcover - Pages 160 - Ed. 1993. ISBN 0-9586735-6-X CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Chapter 1: WHY GROW ORCHIDS HYDROPONICALLY? Historical Interest by Orchid Growers Hydroponics in the Garden Potential for improvement Environmental Considerations Orchid Fertilising Needs Advantages of Soilless Culture Chapter 2: NATURAL HABITATS Growing Conditions Orchid Groups Natural Habitat Habitat Threats Breeding Chapter 3: GROWING MEDIA Requirements Inorganic Mixtures Organic Mixtures Re-wetting Porosity Containers Hydroponic Systems Media Capillarity and suction Transferring to Hydroponics Chapter4: FERTILISING AND WATERING Early Practices Essential Elements Fertiliser Mixtures Nutritional Disorders Hydroponic Fertilisers Salinity Fertiliser Regime Hydro-Organics Watering Foliar Sprays Evaporation Reclaimed Waste Water Nutrient Formulation Software Chapter 5: NUTRIENT FEED SYSTEMS Typical Methods Watering Can Method Gravity Feed Wick System Self-Scheduling More Info »
Price: $29.95
by Steven Carruthers

Greener Greenhouses

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Greener Greenhouses
Over the last 50 years, there has been enormous expansion in the use of greenhouses worldwide. Much of this growth has taken place in countries such as Australia, where the climate is very different from that in Northern Europe, where the earliest developments in modern greenhouse design and operation first took place. In recent years, there have been significant advances in the improvement of greenhouse environments, specifically in greenhouse design, covering materials and environmental control technologies. Energy efficiency for heating, ventilation and cooling, and climate control systems that provide growing environments that accord with the plants' optimum environmental conditions, are now important considerations. Climate variability, extreme levels of solar radiation and relative humidity present particular problems for Australian greenhouse growers who are, at the same time, experiencing an increasing demand for the production of high quality vegetable, flower and ornamental plants at competitive prices. Greener Greenhouses is the result of years of research and experience by the author in the field of greenhouse construction, design and technology. Presenting practical advice to help growers identify and attain optimum growing conditions in the greenhouse, the authoratative text is an essential handbook for greenhouse growers located in warm countries. Large format softcover - More Info »
Price: $24.95
by Steven Carruthers

Nutrient Handbook

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Nutrient Handbook
A guide for beginners. The Nutrient Handbook is an authoritative entry-level text on the hydroponic nutrient solution. In six chapters, this book looks at the difference between liquid and powdered nutrients, single-packs or twin-packs, grow and bloom formulations, and organic nutrients. The author examines nutrient concentrations and the availability of nutrient elements to plants, and looks in detail at chemical tests, reverse osmosis, disinfection of water, and the importance of aeration. The author explores the importance of nutrient solution temperature, nutrient strength (electrical conductivity), and the acidity/alkalinity (pH) of the nutrient solution. The author outlines 10 steps to determine nutrient deficiencies, and examines common nutritional disorders. He also provides expert advise on how to correct nutritional problems. Well illustrated throughout with photographs, charts and tables, this book is as much for the beginner as it is for the seasoned grower. Small format softcover - Pages 56 - Wt 90gm  - Ed. 2010 ISBN 978-0-9775063-2-3 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Buying Hydroponic Nutrients Powders or Liquids? Single Packs or Twin Packs? Grow and Bloom Formulations Organic Nutrients What do the Numbers Mean? NPK Ratios HYDROPONIC CHEMICALS Nutrient Concentrations Availability of Nutrient Elements Make Your Own Twin Pack Hydroponic Nutrient What do I do if More Info »
Price: $19.95
by Steven Carruthers

Lighting in Horticulture

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Lighting in Horticulture
Author Steven Carruthers Over recent years there has been a leap forward in knowledge about the beneficial effects of artificial lighting on plant growth and yields. Also, in combination with new growing techniques, there has been new developments in horticultural lamps, control gear, reflectors and light balancers. Artificial light can be applied in horticulture in various ways to supplement daylight in a greenhouse to increase the photosynthesis, to increase the effective daylength or decrease the period of darkness (photoperiodism) as a substitute for daylight in grow rooms where plants are grown under tightly controlled environmental conditions, and as a substitute for daylight in laboratories where plants are grown for research purposes. For commercial growers, home gardeners and plant researchers, artificial lighting offers total control of the growing season, allowing crops to be grown out of season and on schedule. This book provides a general knowledge of light and the photobiological processes that take place in plants, and the lighting technology now available to stimulate or control those growth processes. Lighting in Horticulture examines in detail those light processes and explains how to measure light. It also outlines the various conventional horticultural lamps, control gear, reflectors and light balancers that can More Info »
Price: $14.95
by Steven Carruthers

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