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The Economics of Soilless Production

279 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Crop production is closely associated to soil. However, this is not the only way to grow crops. With continuous advancement in science research growing of crops is now being done in soilless media and this practice is growing. With soilless crop production reducing the risk of soil borne diseases, this book helps the audience to learn the details of soilless production in a simple language and well-illustrated explanations. The book describes crops that are mostly grown in soilless media and the reasons behind the crop’s choices. It also discusses the most important physical and chemical properties of different soilless medias. Further it describes how to carry out management practices of different soilless media in order to get the most from the media. It also shows how to maintain, recycle and dispose the soilless media. This book has great knowledge for individuals seeking to invest in soilless production at both starter level or pro level. The audience of the book also get some basic guide on some steps of establishing either a small scale or large-scale hydroponic farm. At the end of the book, the audience will benefit from a detailed review of how to grow some crops that are commonly grown in soilless media.
Author Bio
Nekesah T. Wafullah is a skilled agriculture expert with extensive knowledge in agricultural energy value addition products, agricultural business management services, project management, various forms of fertilizer, their production, sales, marketing aspects and application regimes; cross border fertilizer trade policies; youth and women empowerment and volunteerism. She is adept at project planning and management as well as creating simple solutions to complex problems. She has experience within agricultural markets in Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- Bukavu and Lubumbashi and Uganda. She mentors high school and college students and advocates for better performance in Agricultural science. During her free time, she loves editing books, watching movies, cooking, baking, networking, reading, and dancing. Nekesah holds an M Sc. in Agricultural and Applied Economics degree from the University of Nairobi with a major in International Trade and Policy.