It is a technology of growing plants in nutrient solutions with or without the use of an artificial medium such as sand, gravel, vermiculite, rock wool, perlite, peat moss, coir and sawdust for mechanical support (Jensen, 1997).The word hydroponics has its derivation from the combining of two Greek words, hydro meaning water and ponos meaning labor, i.e., water working. The science of hydroponics proves that soil is not required for plants growth but the elements, minerals, and nutrients that contains are essential. The present book”HYDROPONICS-Comprehensive case studies on hydroponics” has been prepared most simple, clean and appropriate manner which cover case studies on hydroponics in details which will be helpful in knowing the technology of hydroponics. hydroponics is an emerging technology in the field in agriculture, horticulture, floriculture and olericulture.
Omem Tamut Working as Sectional Officer (Horticulture), Delhi Development Authority, New Delhi.B.Sc(Horticulture), Central Agriculture University, Imphal, Manipur.M.Sc(Horticulture), University of Horticulture Science, Bagalkot, Karnataka. Ph.D. (Floriculture and Landscape Architecture), ICAR-Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi.
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hydroponics, soil-less culture, growing plants, soil-borne diseases, oil sterilization, soil amelioration
TECHNOLOGY / General