Greenhouse Operation and Management, by Nelson, Paul V.
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- ISBN: 9780132439367 | 0132439360
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 5/3/2011
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 comprehensiveyet accessibleit provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the businessfrom 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.