Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower, Second Edition

J. Benton Jones Jr. 
CRC Press  2004  

Hardback  440 pp  ISBN 9780849331671      £62.00
  • Provides detailed descriptions of the most commonly used hydroponic growing procedures
  • Offers clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system
  • Describes the basic concepts of plant growth and development
  • Lists numerous solution formulas and ways these solutions can be used and monitored
  • Supplies simple experiments demonstrating how to grow hydroponic plants successfully
  • Includes a bonus CD-ROM containing a host of full color illustrations of working hydroponics systems

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.


  • Introduction
  • How Plants Grow
  • Soil and Hydroponics
  • The Plant Root: Its Roles and Functions
  • The Essential Elements
  • The Beneficial Elements
  • The Nutrient Solution
  • Systems of Hydroponic/Soilless Culture
  • Systems of Hydroponic Culture
  • Organic Media Soilless Culture
  • The Hydroponic Greenhouse
  • Hydroponic Cropping
  • Diagnostic Testing Procedures
  • Pest Control
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