Greenhouse Operation and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129205459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 3239

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132439367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

View: 906

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

Greenhouse Technology and Management

Author: Nicolás Castilla

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780641036

Category: Gardening

Page: 335

View: 3805

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

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: 962

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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: 1895

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.
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Greenhouse Pest Management

Author: Raymond A. Cloyd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482227797

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 4587

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.
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Vegetable Production and Practices

Author: Gregory E Welbaum

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645341

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 8064

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.
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100 Things Successful People Do

Habits, Mindsets and Activities For Creating Your Own Success Story

Author: Nigel Cumberland

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1857889495

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 3628

100 Things Successful People Do is a guidebook to achieving success in any aspect of your life. You will discover the habits that are common to successful people and find out how to adopt them into your own life so that you can be successful too. Mixing simple instructions with activities to get you started, whether you are looking to succeed in your family life, at work, in sports, at school or in retirement, you will find, mindsets, habits and techniques here that will help you get the results you want.
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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: 8655

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.
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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: 4325

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.
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Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Author: Caula A. Beyl,Robert N. Trigiano

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420065092

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 3757

A complete teaching guide with hands-on laboratories, this book is edited by two of the leading experts in the field. The text develops a working knowledge of the principles of plant propagation, as they apply in temperate and tropical environments. In addition to presenting the essential fundamentals, this carefully conceived work provides proven protocols and practices that students will be able to apply in their laboratory and field experiences. Logically organized for quick reference Packed with suggestions and step-by-step protocols Lays flat for easy bench use Provides collateral material for classroom use All of the main concepts presented in the text are supported with carefully chosen laboratory and greenhouse exercises that the authors have used successfully in teaching situations. These exercises illustrate propagation concepts, while providing students with basic propagation skill sets. Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises contains up-to-date information that will teach students how to— Choose the best methods for plant propagation including proper media and containers Perform techniques such as budding, cutting, layering, and grafting, as well as cloning Recognize and respond to propagation challenges such as common plant diseases While the book is designed to meet the needs of plant science classes, it contains enough practical and up-to-date information and detailed protocols to serve the reference needs of those who continue to be active in plant science research. Each book ncludes a CD-ROM with full-color illustrations and PowerPoint presentations About the authors: Prolific in their research, writing, and teaching, Caula Beyl and Robert Trigiano are highly respected for their cutting edge investigative work across a wide area of plant science. Well-rooted in the discipline of traditional plant propagation, their pioneering investigations have covered nearly every aspect of plant science from horticulture and plant tissue culture to biotechnology, molecular analysis, and plant physiology.
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Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley,Carroll L. Shry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766815674

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 6702

This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.
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The Commercial Greenhouse

Author: James Boodley,Steven Newman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781418030797

Category: Science

Page: 696

View: 2668

The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition, is a complete text for the modern commercial greenhouse grower, educator, and student. The text is a complete reference on greenhouse systems and technologies, and the science of growing crops. The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition systematically starts the reader off by outlining the fundamentals; providing an overview of greenhouse structures, and the biology of growing plants under cover including light temperature, gasses, soils, water, and nutrients. These essential chapters are followed by fifteen chapters that focus on specific guidelines and greenhouse procedures for successful greenhouse production, insect and disease control, and marketing. The clear and concise presentation of fundamental concepts in The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition makes this text a must for every greenhouse professional's shelf. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Plant Factory

An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production

Author: Toyoki Kozai,Genhua Niu,Michiko Takagaki

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128018488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 9172

Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs. With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings. Provides full-scope insight on plant farm, from economics and planning to life-cycle assessment Presents state-of-the-art plant farm science, written by global leaders in plant farm advancements Includes case-study examples to provide real-world insights
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Guide to Energy Management

Author: Barney L. Capehart,Wayne C. Turner,William J. Kennedy

Publisher: The Fairmont Press, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881734775

Category: Science

Page: 557

View: 1465

Now in its fifth edition, this text is the manager's guide to the most important areas of energy cost cutting. Written by three of the most respected energy professionals in the industry, this book examines the fundamental objectives of energy management and illustrates techniques and tools proven effective for achieving results. Revised throughout, subjects such as lighting, combustion processes, the use of industrial wastes, and steam generation and distribution will be thoroughly explored and updated with the latest information. Additional key topics include distributed generation, energy auditing, rate structures, economic evaluation techniques, HVAC optimization, control systems and computers, energy systems maintenance, process energy management, insulation, renewable energy and industrial water management. (Midwest).
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Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5

Author: Terry Felke-Morris

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134801148

Category: Web site development

Page: 720

View: 634

For courses in web development and design. Give students a well-rounded introduction to web development and design Web Development and Design Foundations with HTML5 introduces HTML and CSS topics such as text configuration, color configuration, and page layout, with an enhanced focus on the topics of design, accessibility, and Web standards. The text relates both the necessary hard skills (such as HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript) and soft skills (design, e-commerce, and promotion strategies) considered fundamental to contemporary web development. An emphasis on hands-on practice provides a well-rounded foundation to help readers as they pursue careers as web professionals. The updated and expanded 9th Edition contains current coverage of HTML5 and HTML5.1, expanded coverage of designing for mobile devices, and more.
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National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program

Student Manual

Author: National Safety Council

Publisher: Hobar Publications

ISBN: 9780913163399

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 268

View: 5883

This manual, including the task sheets, is the primary curriculum resource developed and designed to be used in a variety of instructional settings as a result of the U. S. Department of Agriculture agreement to fulfill the need for current and better quality training materials as cited by both certification program instructors and coordinators. The task sheets are divided into six sections: introduction; safety basics; agricultural hazards; the tractor; connecting and using implements with the tractor; and material handling (skid steers, ATV, and utility vehicles). There are a totla of 77 task sheets, 48 are identified as CORE topics. Also included are a skills and driving test layout map and evaluation forms.
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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: 8322

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.
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Ball Redbook: Greenhouses and equipment

Author: Chris Beytes

Publisher: Ball Pub

ISBN: 9781883052676

Category: Gardening

Page: 263

View: 6369

This professional horticulture reference, which has been in print continuously since 1932, is fully revised and updated in this new edition. Based on real-life experiences from industry professionals including growers and equipment and greenhouse manufacturers, the presented information covers all aspects of greenhouse equipment -- the structures themselves, benches, irrigation, curtains, environmental controls, machination, and the greenhouse as a retail facility. The most recent developments in greenhouse evolution are discussed, as are the varieties of available greenhouse structures, from free-standing and gutter-connected greenhouses to shade houses and open-roof greenhouses. Information on the business side of managing a greenhouse is provided, including how to market products and how to operate a retail store from a greenhouse.
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