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The Commercial Greenhouse - James W. Boodley

The Commercial Greenhouse

Hardcover

Published: September 1996
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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.

Chapter 1: Geographical Location in the United States. Chapter 2: Foreign Competition with United States Flower Crops. Chapter 3: Opportunities and Occupations in the Floriculture Production Industry. Chapter 4: Greenhouses. Chapter 5: Financing, Locating and Sizing a Greenhouses Facility. Chapter 6: Control of the Greenhouses Environment. Chapter 7: The Plant. Chapter 8: Light. Chapter 9: Temperature. Chapter 10: Gases. Chatper 11: Soils: Properties and Makeup. Chapter 12: Artificial Soils. Chapter 13: Sterilization (Pasteurization) of Growing Media. Chapter 14: Essential Elements for Plant Growth. Chapter 15: Fertilizers and Methods of Application. Chapter 16: Water: Plant Requirements and Methods of Application. Chapter 17: Sexual (Seed) Propagation. Chapter 18: Asexual (Vegetative) Propagation. Chapter 19: Containers and the General Handling of Container Grown Crops. Chapter 20: Flowering Plants I. Chapter 21: Flowering Plants II. Chapter 22: Flowering Plants III. Chapter 23: Flowers from Bulbous Species. Chapter 24: Tropical Foliage Plants. Chapter 25: Bedding Plants. Chapter 26: Major Cut Flowers: Antirrhinum, Pendranthema, Dianthus. Chapter 27: Orchids and Roses. Chapter 28: Minor Cut Flower Crops. Chapter 29: Harvesting and Storage Methods. Chapter 30: The Role of the Wholesaler in the Marketing and Distribution of Floriculture Crops. Chapter 31: The Retail Florist, Mass Market and Other Outlets. Appendices. Glossary. Index.

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
Types of Plant Growing Structures
Greenhouses
Financing
Locating and Sizing a Greenhouses Facility
Control of the Greenhouses Environment
Effects of Environmental Factors on Plant Growth
The Plant
Light
Temperature
Gases
Growing Media
Soils: Properties and Makeup
Artificial Soils
Sterilization (Pasteurization) of Growing Media
Nutrition and Watering
Essential Elements for Plant Growth
Fertilizers and Methods of Application
Water: Plant Requirements and Methods of Application
Plant Propagation
Sexual (Seed) Propagation
Asexual (Vegetative) Propagation
Container Grown Crops
Containers and the General Handling of Container Grown Crops
Flowering Plants I
Flowering Plants II
Flowering Plants III
Flowers from Bulbous Species
Tropical Foliage Plants
Bedding Plants
Cut Flower Crops
Major Cut Flowers: Antirrhinum
Pendranthema
Dianthus
Orchids and Roses
Minor Cut Flower Crops
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
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780827373112
ISBN-10: 0827373112
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: September 1996
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 20.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.16