The Commercial Greenhouse

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Preface Acknowledgments SECTION 1. THE INDUSTRY-SCOPE AND DEVELOPMENT 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 SECTION 2. TYPES OF PLANT GROWING STRUCTURES Chapter 4: Greenhouses Chapter 5: Financing, Locating, and Sizing a Greenhouse Facility Chapter 6: Control of the Greenhouse Environment SECTION 3. EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ON PLANT GROWTH Chapter 7: The Plant Chapter 8: Light Chapter 9: Temperature Chapter 10: Gases SECTION 4. GROWING MEDIA Chapter 11: Soils: Properties and Makeup Chapter 12: Artificial Soils Chapter 13: Sterilization Pasteurization of Growing Media SECTION 5. NUTRITION AND WATERING Chapter 14: Essential Elements for Plant Growth Chapter 15: Fertilizers and Methods of Application Chapter 16: Water: Plant Requirements and Methods of Application SECTION 6. PLANT PROPAGATION Chapter 17: Sexual Seed Propagation Chapter 18: Asexual Vegetative Propagation Chapter 19: Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrate Greenhouse Pests Chapter 20: Greenhouse Diseases Chapter 21: Regulating Plant Growth SECTION 7. CONTAINER GROWN CROPS Chapter 22: Containers and the General Handling of Container Grown Crops Chapter 23: Flowering Plants I Chapter 24: Flowering Plants II Chapter 25: Flowering Plants III Chapter 26: Flowers from Bulbous Species Chapter 27: Tropical Foliage Plants Chapter 28: Bedding Plants SECTION 9.CUT FLOWER CROPS Chapter 29: Major Cut Flowers: Antirrhinum, Dendranthema, Dianthus Chapter 30: Orchids and Roses Chapter 31: Minor Cut Flower Crops SECTION 10. POSTHARVEST HANDLING AND MARKETING OF POTTED PLANTS AND CUT FLOWERS Chapter 32: Harvesting and Storage Methods Chapter 33: The Role of the Wholesaler in the Marketing and Distribution of Floriculture Crops Chapter 34: The Retail Florist, Mass Market, and Other Outlets Appendix I. A Partial List of Boom Irrigation Manufacturers and Suppliers Appendix II. 1993 List of Association of Natural Biocontrol Products Supplier Members Appendix III. University Plant Disease Laboratories in the United States and Canada Appendix IV. Formula for Preparing a Citric Acid Hydrating Solution Glossary Index

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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.

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