Greenhouse Operation and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129205459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 395

For courses in Greenhouse Management. Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, Greenhouse Operation and Management, Seventh Edition, offers students a state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses. The text 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.

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 692

View: 1319

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. 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. Specific chapter topics cover greenhouse construction, heating, and cooling; environmental control systems; root substrate; root substrate pasteurization; watering; fertilization; alternative cropping system; carbon dioxide fertilization; light and temperature; chemical growth regulation; insect control; disease control; postproduction quality; marketing; and business management. For individuals entering the greenhouse business.

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132439367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

View: 8444

A guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses and presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business.

Greenhouse Technology and Management

Author: Nicolás Castilla

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780641036

Category: Gardening

Page: 335

View: 2427

Translation of the second ed.: Invernaderos de plaastico: tecnologaia y manejo.

Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries

Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

Publisher: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISBN: 9781879906464

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 422

View: 6984

References, suppliers, and a comprehensive index make this book indispensable to growers, farm advisors, IPM scouts, pesticide applicators, pest control advisors, and students. A complete sourcebook for bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, ornamental trees, and shrubs as grown in the field, greenhouse, and nursery.--COVER.

Hydroponic Food Production

A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition

Author: Howard M. Resh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439878692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 6135

Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to soilless culture with extensively new and updated contents from the previous edition published in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book: Shows the reader how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of the many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops Provides background in plant physiology and nutrition essential for growing these crops Describes nutrient formulations and their applications in nutrient solutions with calculations This practical guide to soilless growing practices provides detailed information on how to design, set up, and operate hydroponic culture systems. Featuring more than 500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the seventh edition of this bestselling book has been extensively updated and expanded. The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.

The Everything Start Your Own Business Book

From Financing Your Project to Making Your First Sale, All You Need to Get Your Business Off the Ground

Author: Judith B Harrington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605503150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8510

The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition has everything you need to start your own business-and keep it running in the black. Completely updated and expertly revised by successful businesswoman Judith B. Harrington, this one-stop resource contains new information on: Online business strategy Critical professional associations and organizations Regulatory pitfalls Competitive concepts such as leased employees Being your own boss, head cook, and bottle washer isn't easy-one in three new businesses fail the first year. With this straightforward, no-nonsense reference book, you can make sure your business succeeds. Whether you need help formulating a business plan, finding financing, or running the business once it's off the ground, you'll find it all in The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition.

Greenhouse Pest Management

Author: Raymond A. Cloyd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482227797

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 8783

As the sustainable agriculture movement has grown, there has been a dramatic increase in the production of horticultural crops in greenhouses worldwide. Although there are numerous publications associated with pest management in greenhouses, Greenhouse Pest Management is the first comprehensive book on managing greenhouse arthropod pests, particularly in commercial production systems. The book contains the necessary information on major insects and mites, describing their biology and life cycle. Color images are included to help with identification and also to illustrate the damage these insects and mites can cause to greenhouse-grown horticultural crops. The book also assesses strategies for managing greenhouse pests, such as cultural, physical, and biological control as well as the use of pesticides, and describes how cultural practices and sanitation affect pest population dynamics. Richly illustrated and presenting material in a concise and focused format, Greenhouse Pest Management is a vital book for professional growers and pest managers, researchers, crop consultants and advisors, hobbyists, students, and government agricultural extension agents. It provides a thorough source of textual and visual information for handling pests in greenhouses.

Science and the Garden

The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118778391

Category: Science

Page: 392

View: 8799

Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. Science and the Garden, Third Edition is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' ? Why are plants green? Why do some plants only flower in the autumn? Why do lateral buds begin to grow when the terminal bud is removed by pruning? Why are some plants successful as weeds? Why does climate variability and change mean change for gardeners? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes: the diversity, structure, functioning and reproduction of garden plants; nomenclature and classification; genetics and plant breeding; soil properties and soil management; environmental factors affecting growth and development; methods of propagation; size and form; colour, scent and sound; climate; environmental change; protected cultivation; pest, disease and weed diversity and control; post-harvest management and storage; garden ecology and conservation; sustainable horticulture; gardens and human health and wellbeing; and gardens for science. This expanded and fully updated Third Edition of Science and the Garden includes two completely new chapters on important topics: Climate and Other Environmental Changes Health, Wellbeing and Socio-cultural Benefits Many of the other chapters have been completely re-written or extensively revised and expanded, often with new authors and/or illustrators, and the remainder have all been carefully updated and re-edited. Published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society, reproduced in full colour throughout, carefully edited and beautifully produced, this new edition remains a key text for students of horticulture and will also appeal to amateur and professional gardeners wishing to know more about the fascinating science behind the plants and practices that are the everyday currency of gardening.

Vegetable Production and Practices

Author: Gregory E Welbaum

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645341

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 5270

Successful vegetable production in a modern competitive market requires an understanding of many more factors than the biology of crops and the production techniques involved. This major new textbook brings the science and practice of vegetable production right up to date by addressing modern culture techniques and the recent challenges of consumer demand facing producers today. It introduces vegetable production from the perspective of producing high quality produce that satisfies the needs of the modern consumer. Beginning with the basics of how vegetables are grown using high and low input methods, including organic and sustainable production techniques, the book goes on to introduce and discuss many topics covered less comprehensively in older texts, including Good Agricultural Practices to improve quality, reduce biological contamination and secure food safety; water management; cropping systems; plasticulture; protected culture and mineral nutrition. Vegetable Production and Practices also introduces the use of molecular biology for genetic improvement of crops. Issues specific to individual vegetable crops are addressed by family, including their diseases, harvesting, quality attributes and other issues of increasing importance to consumers, including the role of vegetables in human health. Professor Gregory E. Welbaum has a long history of teaching successful courses in horticulture at Virginia Tech and other universities in the US and worldwide. Vegetable Production Practices has been specifically designed to accompany courses in vegetable crop production, so is ideally suited to inspire students in crop and horticultural sciences, as well as provide a useful reference for experienced practitioners.

Nuclear Energy

An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes

Author: Raymond Murray,Keith E. Holbert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 8492

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. The book presents a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. The seventh edition is restructured into three parts: Basic Concepts, Nuclear Power (including new chapters on nuclear power plants and introduction to reactor theory), and Radiation and Its Uses. Part Two in particular has been updated with current developments, including a new section on Reactor Safety and Security (with a discussion of the Fukushima Diiachi accident); updated information on naval and space propulsion; and revised and updated information on radioactive waste storage, transportation, and disposal. Part Three features new content on biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and radiation detection. Coverage of energy economics integrated into appropriate chapters More worked examples and end of chapter exercises Updated final chapter on nuclear explosions for current geopolitical developments

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition

Author: Caula A. Beyl,Robert N. Trigiano

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466503882

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 4436

Includes a DVD Containing All Figures and Supplemental Images in PowerPoint This new edition of Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises presents a robust view of modern plant propagation practices such as vegetable grafting and micropropagation. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. The book emphasizes the principles of plant propagation applied in both temperate and tropical environments. In addition to presenting the fundamentals, the book features protocols and practices that students can apply in both laboratory and field experiences. The book shows readers how to choose the best methods for plant propagation including proper media and containers as well as performing techniques such as budding, cutting, layering, grafting, and cloning. It also discusses how to recognize and cope with various propagation challenges. Also included are concept chapters highlighting key information, laboratory exercises, anticipated laboratory results, stimulating questions, and a DVD containing all the figures in the book as well as some supplemental images.

Secrets to a Successful Greenhouse and Business

A Complete Guide to Starting and Operating A High-Profit Organic Or Hydroponic Business That Benefits the Environment

Author: Ted Michael Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962867811

Category: Greenhouse management

Page: 280

View: 6769

This NEW 2005 edition, 11-section guide was written by T.M. Taylor, one of the nation's quality growers, to encourage & facilitate the environmentally beneficial & profitable home business of growing herbs, vegetables, trees & flowers. Edible flowers, tropical fruits, hydroponically-grown vegetables--pesticide-free, native trees & aquatic plants for air & water purification are just some of the interesting reasons why greenhouse growers are becoming one of the most important business occupations in the environment movement. Organic, pesticide-free vegetables are in huge demand nationwide, mainly because of the popular selling appliance, "the juicer." Specialty vegetables, fruits & herbs are becoming great items to grow & market for the rural or urban gardener because of a 200% sales increase last year. Native tree seedlings are being sold by the millions & many growers are needed. Demand has skyrocketed for aquatic plants for water treatment; sales of bedding & foliage plants have steadily increased. Equally important, it is being used to encourage & help develop greenhouse programs in schools to give students a hands-on experience in biology, agriculture & business while producing a profitable crop. It includes: what are suitable greenhouses for a business venture; the equipment needed; a list of plants to grow for the highest profits; the best way to grow plants; natural pest control; wholesale pricing; list of buyers & suppliers; marketing tips & much more. 280 jam-packed pages, generously illustrated & produced on recycled paper

Hydroponic Food Production

A Definitive Guidebook of Soilless Food-growing Methods : for the Professional and Commercial Grower and the Advanced Home Hydroponics Gardener

Author: Howard M. Resh

Publisher: Woodbridge Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780880072229

Category: Food crops

Page: 567

View: 4328

A manual and encyclopaedic reference work on soilless food production. It seeks to be technically comprehensive, with over 450 photographs and detailed drawings on every form of hydroponics for temperate, tropical or cold climates. The volume should be suitable for both home gardeners and professional hydroponic growers.

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 6122

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cases and Materials on Land Use

Author: David Callies,Robert Freilich,Shelley Saxer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634596879

Category:

Page: 1230

View: 3393

The 7th edition is an update with significant new cases, notes and commentary in all subjects. It also includes an expanded introduction to new areas of land use regulation. New topics include form-based zoning, transit-oriented development, public-private partnerships, and community benefit agreements. Chapters on eminent domain, land development conditions, zoning (especially variances), federal lands, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable solar and wind energy, rainwater capture and conservation, green development standards, ripeness, finality and exhaustion of remedies, standing, statutes of limitations, and judicial review have all been updated.

Thinking in Java

Author: Bruce Eckel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131872486

Category: Computers

Page: 1482

View: 8055

With humor and insight, the author introduces the fundamental concepts of the Java programming language, from object development to design patterns, with the help of straightforward examples. By the author of Thinking in C++++. Original. (Beginner).

Agricultural Cooperative Management and Policy

New Robust, Reliable and Coherent Modelling Tools

Author: Constantin Zopounidis,Nikos Kalogeras,Konstadinos Mattas,Gert van Dijk,George Baourakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319066358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 8305

This book focuses on the use of farm level, micro- and macro-data of cooperative systems and networks in developing new robust, reliable and coherent modeling tools for agricultural and environmental policy analysis. The efficacy of public intervention on agriculture is largely determined by the existence of reliable information on the effects of policy options and market developments on farmers' production decisions and in particular, on key issues such as levels of agricultural and non-agricultural output, land use and incomes, use of natural resources, sustainable-centric management, structural change and the viability of family farms. Over the last years, several methods and analytical tools have been developed for policy analysis using various sets of data. Such methods have been based on integrated approaches in an effort to investigate the above key issues and have thus attempted to offer a powerful environment for decision making, particularly in an era of radical change for both agriculture and the wider economy.

Greenhouse Management

Author: J.J. Hanan,W.D. Holley,K.L. Goldsberry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642667783

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

View: 9610

The change in greenhouse operation and technology in the last 20 years has been unprecedented. Photoperiodic control, mist propagation, green house cooling, clean stock programs, CO injection, to name a few, have 2 all been inaugurated as regular greenhouse practices in this time. The introduction of new markets, new production centers, shifts in public attitudes, and the realization that greenhouse production is not simply growing crops, but the management of an enterprise in which people work, h~ve combined to make this agricultural practice a challenging and rewarding vocation. The greenhouse grower, manager, and student who are training for this vocation have not had an up-to-date text book for many years. It has been our goal to bring both published and unpublished work together in this book, and to provide a bench mark from which we can continue to move forward. It is not until a process of writing a text begins that one fully realizes how far we have come-and where we need to go. It is with some sadness that we realize that this book is not likely to remain long as an expression of the state-of-the-art. We do not expect it to be easy reading; for new terms, new technology, and new ways of doing things are not always easy.