Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops

Authors: Sonneveld, Cees, Voogt, Wim

  • A book with a review about plant nutrition in greenhouse crops is unique
  • Contains basic knowledge as well as information about applied research data
  • Yield and quality of greenhouse crops are discussed in relation to plant nutrition
  • Salinity and fertilization are discussed in relation to sustainable production
  • Fertilization systems discussed have been proved in computerized control systems
  • Covers soil grown crops as well as substrate grown crops
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About this book

Greenhouse cultivation is noted for its high uptake of minerals, consistent climatic conditions, exclusion of natural precipitation and control of salt accumulation. Acknowledging that plant nutrition in greenhouse cultivation differs in many essentials from field production, this volume details specific information about testing methods for soils and substrates in a greenhouse environment. It does so while offering a universally applicable analysis. This is based on the composition of the soil and substrate solutions, methods for the interpretation of tissue tests, and crop responses on salinity and water supply in relation to fertilizer application. Fertilizer additions, related to analytical data of soil and substrate samples, are presented for a wide range of vegetable and ornamental crops. The subject is especially apt now as substrate growing offers excellent possibilities for the optimal use of water and nutrients, as well as the potential for sustainable production methods for greenhouse crops.

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“This book is a comprehensive, detailed treatise on fertilisation and nutrient relationships in growing media and hydroponics. … the book is of most value to research workers in soilless culture and substrate methods of growing under glass, and students on final year horticulture and applied plant science courses. … is likely to form the standard reference work on plant nutrition in glasshouse crops for many years.” (Bill Carlile, Chronica Horticulturae, Vol. 50 (3), 2010)

“This 17-chapter book covers a wide range of topics, including fertilizers and soil improvements; soil, substrate, and tissue testing; water uptake, supply, and quality … . References are listed at the end of each chapter. … Color photographs of disorders caused by calcium deficiency or excess in several species of vegetable and floral crops are also included. … An index includes references to nutrient elements as well as topics covered in the book. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections.” (F. G. Dennis Jr., Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Greenhouse Horticulture

    Sonneveld, Cees (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Fertilizers and Soil Improvers

    Sonneveld, Cees (et al.)

    Pages 13-32

  • Soil Solution

    Sonneveld, Cees (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Soil and Substrate Testing to Estimate Nutrient Availability and Salinity Status

    Sonneveld, Cees (et al.)

    Pages 53-81

  • Tissue Tests

    Sonneveld, Cees (et al.)

    Pages 83-101

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eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2531-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7994-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2532-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2532-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2531-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-7994-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 431
Topics