Hydroponic Strawberry Production: A Technical Guide to the Hydroponic Production of Strawberries

Author(s): Dr Lynette Morgan

Hydroponics

Hydroponic strawberries are a profitable and rewarding crop to grow, but also a crop which needs to be fully understood if economic yields are to be obtained from out of season production.


Understanding of the plant's development and specific requirements and attention to


 ·    selection of the correct cultivar,


 ·    suitable pre plant treatments,


 ·    type of propagation and planting material,


 ·    hydroponic media and system,


·    crop nutrition,


 ·    climate and environment,


 ·    planting density,


 ·    pollination methods and


 ·    pest and disease control


are all necessary if an economic commercial crop is to be produced.


As conventional strawberry producers and extensive field operations are experiencing difficulties with the ban on widely used soil sterilisation chemicals, hydroponic strawberry production is becoming a logical alternative.



Hydroponic strawberry production will prove a valuable guide for all intending and existing growers of this increasingly important hydroponic crop.

Orders 1-2 weeks and price available when ordered.


Product Information

Page                                        Chapter          


1                Background to Soilless Strawberry Production


8                The Strawberry Plant – Growth Form, Types, Cultivars and Physiology


14               Protected Environments for Hydroponic Strawberry Production


27               Hydroponic Systems for Commercial Strawberry Production


47               Commercial Strawberry Production


51               Strawberry Nutrition


63               Strawberry Propagation


66               Vegetative Growth, Flowering, Pollination, Fruit Set and Fruit Growth


73               Strawberry Fruit Quality and Flavor


78               Pests and Diseases of Hydroponic Strawberries


99               Harvesting, Post Harvest Handling, Packaging and Storage


105             References


 


112             Index

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