Greenhouse Operation and Management

Greenhouse Operation and Management

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For courses in Greenhouse Management. Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, this best-selling, state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business. Exceptionally comprehensive --yet accessible--it provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business--from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.show more

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  • Hardback | 692 pages
  • 175.26 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 1,156.65g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0130105775
  • 9780130105776

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Revised, expanded, and updated, "Greenhouse Operation and Management" continues to he the most thorough and inclusive greenhouse management text on the market. A wealth of new graphs and charts clearly illustrate new sections on floriculture as well as the expanded sections on production and marketing opportunities in the greenhouse industry. Featuring the same in-depth coverage that has made previous editions of "Greenhouse Operation and Management" noteworthy, this remarkable text maintains its unique blend of modern industry trends and pragmatic business perspectives. New to this edition: Substantially revised sections on floriculture production and marketingA reference of careers in the greenhouse industryNumerous original photographs as well as completely new graphs and chartsAn updated chapter on "Marketing" reflecting current market developmentsExpanded information on the social and environmental movements within the floriculture tradeshow more

Table of contents

1. Floriculture -- A Global Industry. 2. Greenhouse Construction. 3. Greenhouse Heating. 4. Greenhouse Cooling. 5. Environmental Control Systems. 6. Root Substrate. 7. Root Substrate Pasteurization. 8. Watering. 9. Fertilization. 10. Alternative Cropping Systems. 11. Carbon Dioxide Fertilization. 12. Light and Temperature. 13. Chemical Growth Regulation. 14. Insect Control. 15. Disease Control. 16. Postproduction Quality. 17. Marketing. 18. Business Management. Glossary. Index.show more

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