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Schwarz, M. Soilless Culture Management. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995. A guide for students, agriculture instructors, and soilless-culture farmers. Provides information on optimal plant nutrition, deficiencies and toxicities of nutrients, plant growth media, optimal root environment, environmental control, carbon dioxide requirements, saline conditions, and use of sewage in soilless culture.
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