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The commercial greenhouse

Author: James William Boodley
Publisher: Albany, NY : Delmar, [1996], ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Here is the definitive book on greenhouse management - from one of the industry's leading authorities. Scientific yet practical, this long awaited second edition presents the latest information in every aspect of the field: from plant growth and development, to mass-market sales, to financing a greenhouse business. This comprehensive text includes the most recent USDA statistical data on domestic and offshore  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boodley, James William, 1927-
Commercial greenhouse.
Albany, NY : Delmar, [1996], ©1998
(OCoLC)802310876
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James William Boodley
ISBN: 0827373112 9780827373112 0827373120 9780827373129
OCLC Number: 34284490
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 612 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Section 1 : The industry : scope and development. Geographical location in the United States --
Foreign competition with United States flower crops --
Opportunities and occupations in the floriculture production industry --
Section 2 : Types of plant growing structures. Greenhouses --
Financing, locating, and sizing a greenhouse facility --
Control of the greenhouse environment --
Section 3 : Effects of environmental factors on plant growth. The plant --
Light --
Temperature --
Gases --
Section 4 : Growing media. Soils : properties and makeup --
Artificial soils --
Sterilization (pasteurization) of growing media --
Section 5 : Nutrition and watering. Essential elements for plant growth --
Fertilizers and methods of application --
Water : plant requirements and methods of application --
Section 6 : Plant propagation. Sexual (seed) propagation --
Asexual (vegetative) propagation --
Section 7 : Container grown crops. Containers and the general handling of container grown crops --
Flowering plants 1 --
Flowering plants 2 --
Flowering plants 3 --
Flowers from bulbous species --
Tropical foliage plants --
Bedding plants --
Section 8 : Cut flower crops. Major cut flowers : antirrhinum, dendranthema, dianthus --
Orchids and roses --
Minor cut flower crops --
Section 9 : Postharvest handling and marketing of potted plants and cut flowers. Harvesting and storage methods --
The role of the wholesaler in the marketing and distribution of floriculture crops --
The retail florist, mass market, and other outlets --
Appendices. A partial list of boom irrigation manufacturers and suppliers --
1993 list of Association of Natural Biocontrol Products supplier members --
University plant disease laboratories in the United States and Canada --
Formula for preparing a citric acid hydrating solution --
Glossary.
Responsibility: James W. Boodley.
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Here is the definitive book on greenhouse management - from one of the industry's leading authorities. Scientific yet practical, this long awaited second edition presents the latest information in every aspect of the field: from plant growth and development, to mass-market sales, to financing a greenhouse business. This comprehensive text includes the most recent USDA statistical data on domestic and offshore floriculture production, while over 150 new photographs, figures, and line drawings depict new equipment and methods. - Back cover.

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