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

Author(s): Dr Lynette Morgan


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.

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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

General Fields

  • : 9780473109103
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  • : April 2006
  • : 260mm X 200mm
  • : New Zealand
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  • : Paperback
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  • : Dr Lynette Morgan