Links and References

Other Web Sites

Hydroponic and Tomato Sites


Single Truss Tomato Production

Mississippi State University Truck Crops Research & Extension Center

Hydroponic Society of America

Tomato Plant Problems FAQ by Kay Klier

Commercial Hydroponics Sites

The Growroom

Virginia Hydroponics, Inc.

Growing Edge magazine

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine

Hydro-gardens, Inc Colorado Springs, CO

Bonita Nurseries, Inc Wilcox, AZ

Crop King

Biological Control Sites

Cornell Univ. Biological Control: Guide to Natural Enemies in North America

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Perspectives

Koppert Biological Systems

The Bugstore

Beneficial insectary home page

Whitefly Sites

Univ. of California Integrated Pest Management Project

Whitefly-Transmitted Geminiviruses



Hydroponic Food Production, A Difinitive Guidebook of Soilless Food-Growing Methods. 5th Ed. by: Howard M. Resh 1995. Woodbridge Press Publishing Company, Santa Barbara, California, USA. The classic standard book for advanced hobby or novice commercial hydroponics. Covers all the information needed for the basic understanding of commercial hydroponic production.

Tomato Diseases: A Practical Guide for Seedsmen, Growers, and Agricultural Advisors. by: Brad Gabora and Wayne Wiebe, editors. 1997. Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. Saticoy, California, USA. Provides descriptions and beautiful color photos of the more common tomato diseases and disorders, including symptoms, conditions necessary for development and control measures.

Hydroponic Nutrients - Easy Ways to Make Your Own, 3rd Ed. by: M Edward Muckle. Highly recommended as the source of current information on plant nutrition and nutrient formulation. Easy to read with a simple method of making your own plant food.

Protected Agriculture, A Global Review. by: Merle H. Jensen and Alan J. Malter. 1995. World Bank Technical Paper Number 253. World Bank, Washington, DC, USA. A wonderful source of general information about protected agriculture, including mulches, row covers, and greenhouses with an emphasis on arid and cool climates.

Soilless Culture for Horticultural Crop Production. FAO Plant Production and Protection Paper 101. 1990. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Rome, Italy.

Greenhouse Crops in North America: A Practical Guide to Stonewool Culture. Douglas H. Marlow, 1993. Grodania A/S, 415 Industrial Dr., Milton, ON, Canada.

Journal and Magazine Articles:

The history of mineral plant nutrition till about 1860 as source of the origin of soilless culture methods. Abram A. Steiner. 1985. Soilless Culture. 1(1) pp 7-21.

Improvement of greenhouse tomato fruit quality by manipulation of root size, nutrient solution composition, and fruit marketing. Asher Bar-Tal, Irena Rylski, the late Amos Feigin, and Etan Pressman. 1996. Acta Horticulturae 434 pp37-45.

Breeding greenhouse type tomatoes tolerant to the whitefly-borne tomato yellow leaf curl virus. M. Pilowsky, S. Cohen, S. Nahon, A. Shlomo, L. Chen, R. Ben-Joseph. 1996. Acta Horticulturae 434 pp191-193.

Maturity, ripening, and quality relationships of fruit-vegetables. A.A. Kader. 1996. Acta Horticulturae 434 pp249-255.

Popular American Journals and Magazines pertaining to Hydroponics and Tomatoes

The Growing Edge. P.O. Box 1027, Corvallis, OR, 97339. Phone (503)757-0027. Published quarterly.

The American Vegetable Grower. Meister Publishing Company, 37733 Euclid Ave, Willoughby, OH, 44094. Phone (440)942-2000. Published monthly.

The Greenhouse Grower. Same address as above. Published monthly.