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Tomorrow's agriculture : "NFT Hydroponics"-- grow within your budget

Author: Stephanie Mohammed
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Series: SpringerBriefs in plant science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides discussion on the importance of hydroponics with particular focus on the nutrient film technique for the production of premium, fresh vegetables in a highly economically feasible method. It highlights this culture of growing as one of the most efficient agricultural practices for a sustainable market and also addresses the numerous challenges faced in the production of crops grown in soil.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1044864157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Mohammed
ISBN: 9783319992020 3319992023 9783319992037 3319992031
OCLC Number: 1052566684
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 50 pages : illustrations (chiefly color))
Contents: Introduction. What is hydroponics? ; Common scientific terms ; Importance of nutrient solution ; Mechanical support medium ; classification of hydroponics. Drip system ; Water culture ; Aeroponics ; Wick system ; Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) --
Introduction to nutrient film technique. Advantage and disadvantage of hydroponics ; Variety of crops that can be grown hydroponically ; Practice of NFT worldwide --
Designing of NFT hydroponic system --
Nutrient Film technique greenhouse set-up. Hydroponic (NFT) greenhouse set up for small-scale production --
Example of cultivation system in Trinidad --
Formula for nutrient film technique. A hydroponic formula for good results --
Climatic conditions for crop production. Best conditions for the leafy vegetable plant growth --
Management practices. Problems encountered in growing hydroponic lettuce, chive and celery --
Developing a business plan. Using hydroponics to bring an income: first develop a business plan ; Business concept ; Input = output ; Aim ; Vision ; Goals and objectives ; Advantage ; Financial analysis.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in plant science.
Other Titles: NFT Hydroponics
Responsibility: Stephanie Mohammed.

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This book provides discussion on the importance of hydroponics with particular focus on the nutrient film technique for the production of premium, fresh vegetables in a highly economically feasible method. It highlights this culture of growing as one of the most efficient agricultural practices for a sustainable market and also addresses the numerous challenges faced in the production of crops grown in soil. Nutrient Film Technique Hydroponics describes detailed instructions on the set up of an efficient system, including applications for lower budgets, new business ventures, and gives a detailed outline for the construction of an ideal hydroponic system. It also reveals the secrets to turning a hydroponic system into a profitable business by providing the necessary templates for tracking a successful endeavor. This book also contains references for further reading and a comprehensive index.

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