Fresh Culinary Herb Production

Author(s): Dr Lynette Morgan

Hydroponics | Hydroponics

Fresh culinary herbs are one of the fastest growing markets for gourmet produce on a worldwide scale. The requirement for year round production of this diverse range of crops has seen the development of many commercial greenhouse herb growing operations. With high quality fresh herb crops providing lucrative returns for many growers, new technology—hydroponic and organic production methods, has been adopted to push yields and quality to maximum levels.


Crop production factors such as hydroponic, soil and organic systems, nutrient formulations, propagation, production planning, recommendations from nutrient and foliar analysis, environmental control, harvesting, post-harvest storage and handling, and pest and disease control, are all covered in easy-to-understand language.


With experience as a commercial hydroponic grower, international consultant and researcher, the author provides new technical information on the cultivation of many herb species, as well as outlining the basics of commercial herb production. Growers of all levels of experience will find this technical guide easy to follow, with many coloured illustrations and referencing to information sources.



“Fresh culinary herb production is a technical and scientific guide that no commercial herb grower should be without”

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Product Information

1          Introduction to Commercial Herb Production


4          Herb Propagation  


13         Soil Cultivation of Herb Crops


15         Hydroponic Systems for Herb Production


20         System Engineering for Irrigation and Greenhouses  


24         Organic Greenhouse Production Systems for Herb Crops  


30         Plant Nutrition and Hydroponic Nutrients  


33         Pests and Diseases of Herb Crops  


50         Crop Production


·               (50)         Sweet Basil


·               (58)         Cilantro


·               (63)         Chives and Garlic Chives


·               (68)         Mint


·               (72)         Dill and Fennel


·               (75)         Marjoram and Oregano


·               (78)         Parsley and Chervil


·               (81)         Rosemary


·               (84)         Sage


·               (87)         Tarragon


·               (91)         Thyme


·               (94)         Kaffir Lime


·               (94)         Lemongrass


·               (95)         Lemon Balm


·               (96)         Bay


·               (96)         French Sorrel


·               (97)         Savory


·               (99)         Arugula


·               (100)       Recao or Culantro


·               (101)       Epazote


·               (103)       Chilli pepper varieties


·               (106)       Wasabi 


·               (112)       Perilla


114       References



 

General Fields

  • : 9780473081072
  • : S
  • : S
  • : March 2005
  • : 260mm X 200mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 120
  • : various illustrations
  • : Dr Lynette Morgan
  • : Paperback