The Science of Hydroponics - Introduction to Hydroponics

The Science of Hydroponics - Introduction to Hydroponics

by Harley Smith, Sue Smith
     
 
Indoor gardening is interesting and fun, if you know the basics! The first in the Science of Hydroponics series, “Introduction to Hydroponics” briefly covers everything that a gardener needs to know for successful hydroponic growing. Filled with practical tips from the pros, the secrets of indoor gardening are revealed, from choosing the right lighting

Overview

Indoor gardening is interesting and fun, if you know the basics! The first in the Science of Hydroponics series, “Introduction to Hydroponics” briefly covers everything that a gardener needs to know for successful hydroponic growing. Filled with practical tips from the pros, the secrets of indoor gardening are revealed, from choosing the right lighting to maximizing quality and yield. Readers will quickly discover exciting, new ways to grow abundant harvests of nutrient-rich, great-tasting fruits, vegetables and culinary herbs… year round! “Introduction to Hydroponics” also makes a great addition to the science classroom. It introduces the student to the science of growing, and it even includes test questions and answer keys. Whether a student, hobbyist or aspiring professional grower, “Introduction to Hydroponics” will help growers avoid common mistakes and take the first steps towards successful hydroponic gardening!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015511611
Publisher:
Pro-Hydro Tech
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Series:
The Science of Hydroponics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Together, Harley and Sue Smith have over 30 years of combined experience in the hydroponics industry.

Harley Smith has been a professional hydroponics consultant for more than seventeen years, working with educators, commercial growers and hobbyists across the United States. He has produced educational videos, workbooks and CD’s on hydroponics and related topics, and he has written articles and support materials for hydroponic trade associations. Mr. Smith is a well-known speaker on the topics of hydroponics and biotechnology, putting on professional development workshops for educators at both the state and national levels. He has spent the last 17 years employed with Hydrodynamics International in Lansing, Michigan, with the last 4 years as the Director of Research where he was engaged in new product development for hydroponic plant nutrition. With many years of experience in the hydroponics industry, and with a strong background in marketing and public relations, Mr. Smith has expertise in advising potential business owners on hydroponic facilities setup and hydroponic plant nutritional requirements.

Sue Smith has been in the agriculture industry for over 30 years. Mrs. Smith earned her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Education at the University of Arizona and her Master´s degree at Michigan State University. She spent 15 years as an agriculture educator licensed in the State of Michigan to teach vocational agriculture and science, and is certified to teach Entrepreneurship, Plant Tissue Culture, and Advanced Placement Biology. Mrs. Smith is highly qualified to develop and deliver programs and curriculum in hydroponics and other modern horticultural technologies. She also has experience helping students create and operate successful Community Supported Agriculture groups. Recently, her articles on hydroponics have been published in a variety of industry and health publications, and she is the co-author of The Science of Hydroponics book series written with her husband, Harley Smith.

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