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Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops

Plant Nutrition of Greenhouse Crops
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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 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. This information is of great interest because in greenhouse production, the quantities of nutrients absorbed by many crops are so high that it is impossible to supply the required nutrients as a base dressing in one go. This means that top dressings by fertigation are common practice. Besides the management of nutrient application, a close control on salt accumulation is also needed. This accumulation is closely connected with the quality of the irrigation water and the addition of the fertilizers.
Springer; September 2009
431 pages; ISBN 9789048125326
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