Synopses & Reviews
The Commercial Greenhouse, third edition, is a complete reference for the modern commercial greenhouse grower, educator, and student. The book is a complete reference on greenhouse systems and technologies and the science of growing crops. The third edition is supplemented by new color photographs that provide modern images of greenhouse production, as well as updated information on pesticides, including updates on soil sterilants, and a new section on integrated pest management, that provides tangible guidelines for greenhouse operations. 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.
The definitive book on greenhouse management--from one of the industry's leading authorities. Scientific yet practical, this brand-new edition presents the latest information in every aspect of the field: not only plant growth and development, but also mass-market sales and financing a greenhouse business. The comprehensive text covers such "hot" topics as hydroponics and environmental controls, while over 150 new photographs, figures, and line drawings depict new equipment and methods. Includes the most recent USDA statistical data on domestic and offshore competition.
The definitive reference tool for florists and growers, The Commercial Greenhouse covers the latest scientific and practical aspects of greenhouse floriculture today. This new edition includes detailed information to help growers bring top-quality products to market. Includes sources for biological control products and specialty equipment.
About the Author
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D at Pennsylvania State UniversityDr. Steve Newman is an extension specialist and Professor of floriculture at Colorado State University. He was a member of the faculty of Mississippi State University and Colorado State University, as well as serving as greenhouse manager for the Horticulture Department at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Newman was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture and received the Futura Award from Bedding Plants International. He received his degrees from Montana State University, the University of Nebraska, and Texas A&M University
Table of Contents
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.