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Greenhouse Operation and Management

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9780133746877

ISBN10:
0133746879
Format:
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
CHAPTER 1 Floriculture-A Dynamic Industry
1(34)
Origin of the Greenhouse Industry
2(1)
United States Production
3(21)
Floral Markets
24(5)
Production Opportunities Near Development Markets
29(2)
Careers in Greenhouse Management
31(2)
References
33(2)
CHAPTER 2 Greenhouse Construction
35(46)
Location
35(4)
Floor Plan
39(2)
Glass Greenhouses
41(6)
Film Plastic Greenhouses
47(17)
Rigid-Panel Greenhouses
64(6)
Benches and Beds
70(6)
Cost of Greenhouse Construction
76(1)
Summary
77(2)
References
79(2)
CHAPTER 3 Greenhouse Heating
81(58)
Types of Heat Loss
81(2)
Heating Systems
83(27)
Greenhouse Temperature Sensing
110(3)
Emergency Heaters and Generators
113(2)
Fuel
115(4)
Calculation of Heat Requirements
119(12)
Heat Conservation
131(5)
Summary
136(1)
References
137(2)
CHAPTER 4 Greenhouse Cooling
139(34)
Passive Ventilator Cooling
142(2)
Active Summer Cooling Systems
144(16)
Active Winter Cooling Systems
160(5)
Cooling Hobby Greenhouses
165(2)
Integration of Heating and Cooling Systems
167(2)
Summary
169(1)
References
170(3)
CHAPTER 5 Environmental Control Systems
173(12)
Types of Controls
173(8)
Future Computer Capabilities
181(1)
Summary
182(1)
References
183(2)
CHAPTER 6 Root Substrate
185(40)
Functions of Root Substrate
185(1)
Adaptation of Field Soil to Containers
186(3)
Desirable Properties of a Root Substrate
189(6)
Components of Root Substrate
195(13)
Soil-Based Substrate
208(2)
Soilless Substrate
210(6)
Economics of Substrate
216(1)
Preparation and Heating of Substrate
217(5)
Summary
222(1)
References
223(2)
CHAPTER 7 Root Substrate Pasteurization
225(20)
Steam Pasteurization
226(11)
Chemical Pasteurization
237(4)
Reinoculation
241(1)
Economics
242(1)
Summary
243(1)
References
244(1)
CHAPTER 8 Watering
245(40)
Effects of Watering on Plants
245(1)
Rules of Watering
246(2)
Water Quality
248(10)
Watering Systems
258(20)
Greenhouse Water Lines
278(2)
Further Considerations
280(2)
Summary
282(1)
References
283(2)
CHAPTER 9 Fertilization
285(70)
Fertilization Programs
286(26)
pH, Calcium, and Magnesium Control in Substrate
312(4)
Slow-Release Fertilizers
316(6)
Nutritional Monitoring
322(26)
Corrective Procedures
348(3)
Summary
351(1)
References
352(3)
CHAPTER 10 Alternative Cropping Systems
355(20)
Historical Background
356(5)
NFT Systems
361(5)
Rock Wool Culture
366(5)
Whole-Firm Recirculation
371(1)
Summary
372(1)
References
373(2)
CHAPTER 11 Carbon Dioxide Fertilization
375(12)
Role of Carbon
375(1)
Carbon Deficiency
376(1)
Carbon Dioxide Injection
376(7)
Economics of Carbon Dioxide Injection
383(1)
Summary
384(1)
References
384(3)
CHAPTER 12 Light and Temperature
387(34)
Light Intensity for Photosynthesis
387(15)
Light Duration for Photoperiodism
402(7)
Temperature
409(8)
Summary
417(1)
References
418(3)
CHAPTER 13 Chemical Growth Regulation
421(26)
Classification
421(1)
Growth-Regulating Compounds
422(20)
Cost of Materials
442(1)
Summary
443(1)
References
444(3)
CHAPTER 14 Insect Control
447(66)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
447(11)
Insects and Other Pests in the Greenhouse
458(16)
Methods of Pesticide Application
474(9)
Pesticide Recommendations
483(19)
Further Pesticide Considerations
502(1)
Pesticide Safety
503(6)
Summary
509(1)
References
510(3)
CHAPTER 15 Disease Control
513(28)
Diseases of Greenhouse Crops
514(11)
Disease Prevention
525(5)
Fungicide and Bactericide Recommendations
530(7)
Summary
537(2)
References
539(2)
CHAPTER 16 Postproduction Quality
541(22)
Fresh Flowers
541(12)
Containerized Plants
553(6)
Summary
559(1)
References
560(3)
CHAPTER 17 Marketing
563(16)
Packaging
563(1)
Grades and Standards
564(2)
The Market System
566(7)
Advertising
573(3)
Summary
576(1)
References
577(2)
CHAPTER 18 Business Management
579(28)
Business Structure
579(4)
Labor Management
583(8)
Production Management
591(13)
Summary
604(1)
References
605(2)
Glossary 607(16)
Index 623


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