Advances in Hydroponics Research

Devin J. Webster (Editor)

Series: Agricultural Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC012000

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This book begins by describing the irrigation management techniques that are currently used for scheduling irrigation in a hydroponic culture, presented in Chapter One. Chapter Two covers research information about the nitrogen forms used in hydroponics, their relationships and peculiarities, as well as information on the use of silicon, its available sources and role in mitigating the toxic effects of ammonium. In Chapter Three, Centella asiatica was tested for the effects of Pb exposure on Cu accumulation and antioxidant activities which includes the activities of ascorbate peroxidase (APX), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and guaiacol peroxidase (GPX). Chapter Four discusses the phytoextraction potential of the free floating aquatic plant for heavy metals from aqueous solution. Chapter Five analyzes the use of wastewaters to formulate nutritive solutions represents a rational alternative to wastewaters disposal and adds value to what is currently considered a waste product. Chapter Six provides a brief review of hydroponics used in fishery waste reuse. Chapter Seven discusses the results of physicochemical characterization of Human urine, Cassava Wastewater and alternative nutrient solution prepared through these effluents as an alternative for its use in agroecological systems of agricultural cultivation. Chapter Eight describes recent progress and findings on the hydroponic culture of edible Opuntia. Finally, the book concludes with an expert commentary that argues that plant factories are powerful tools to cultivate and improve the quality of edible cacti. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Irrigation Management Techniques Used in Soilless Cultivation
G. Nikolaou, D. Neocleous, N. Katsoulas and C. Kittas (Department of Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2. Nitrate-Ammonium Ratios and Silicon Used in Hydroponics
Renato de Mello Prado, Rafael Ferreira Barreto and Guilherme Felisberto (São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences, Jaboticabal, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Interactive Effects of Copper and Lead on Metal Uptake and Antioxidative Metabolism of Centella asiatica under Experimental Hydroponic Systems
Chee Kong Yap, Ghim Hock Ong, Wan Hee Cheng, Rosimah Nulit, Ali Karami and Salman Abdo Al-Shami (Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 4. Phytoaccumulation of Heavy Metals from Water Using Floating Plants by Hydroponic Culture
Anil Kumar Giri and Prakash Chandra Mishra (Department of Environmental Science, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, India)

Chapter 5. Development of Nutritive Solutions for Hydroponics Using Wastewater
André Luís Lopes da Silva, Micheli Angelica Horbach, Gilvano Ebling Brondani and Carlos Ricardo Soccol (Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology Department, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. Hydroponics for Feasibility Test of Biodegraded Fishery Waste/Wastewater as Biofertilizer
Joong Kyun Kim, Hyun Yi Jung, Ja Young Cho and Geon Lee (Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, and others)

Chapter 7. Human Urine Associated with Cassava Wastewater as a Nutritive Solution with Potential to Agricultural Use
Narcísio Cabral de Araújo, Abílio José Procópio Queiroz, Rui de Oliveira, Monica de Amorim Coura, Josué da Silva Buriti and Andygley Fernandes Mota (Environmental and Sanitary Engineer (UEPB), Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering (UFCG) and Doctorate Student in Agricultural Engineering by Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. Application of Hydroponic Culture for the Cultivation of Edible Cacti
Takanori Horibe (College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan)

Expert Commentary: Plant Factories and Edible Cacti
Takanori Horibe (College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan)

Index

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