Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132439367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

View: 4894


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.

Container Nursery Production and Business Management Manual


Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601078420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 5787


This colorful manual includes research-based information on all aspects of production of landscape plants in commercial nurseries. Written primarily for wholesale nursery growers and propagators; a wide range of those involved in the nursery industry will find this a valuable reference. Twenty chapters in five broad sections cover topics from nursery site selection to crop production, water management to business and labor management, along with pest, weed, and disease management. This easy-to-use manual contains the photos, tables and clearly written text that make UC ANR's publications the go-to references industry professionals rely upon. Chapters include: Nursery Site Selection and Development Plant Growing Structures Mechanization and Automation Soils and Container Media Nutrition and Fertilization Irrigation Management Practices Controlling Runoff and Recycling Water, Nutrients, and Waste Plant Propagation Controlling Plant Growth Diagnosing Plant Problems Integrated Pest Management Plant Diseases Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrate Pests Integrated Weed Management Vertebrate Pest Management Invasive Pests Business Management Marketing Considerations Increasing Labor Productivity

Western Fertilizer Handbook

Third Horticulture Edition

Author: Western Plant Health Association

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478638842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 888


High-quality plants and aesthetically striking landscapes are trademarks of the western United States. The climatic zones resulting from the interaction of the cool Pacific Ocean and dramatic mountain ranges allow a very diverse array of plants to be grown in the West. Western Fertilizer Handbook, Third Horticulture Edition presents information clearly to a lay audience while also being useful for advanced field practitioners. The book’s first five chapters provide basic information on best practices for growing plants, followed by chapters on fertilizers. After an introduction to hydroponic techniques, the handbook concludes with diagnostic techniques and nutrient management guidelines. Each chapter ends with suggestions for supplementary reading that allow the reader to explore topics more deeply. The appendices gather useful tables and techniques for managing and working with fertilizers. Turf and ornamental professionals are under increasing pressure to recommend and use sustainable practices. By improving one’s knowledge of the growth and development of plants and the media, water, and fertilizer used to grow them, the turf and ornamental industry can continue to produce the stunning landscapes the world associates with the western United States.

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises

Author: Caula A. Beyl,Robert N. Trigiano

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420065092

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2526


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 w

Solutions Manual for Guide to Energy Management, 7th Edition

Author: Klaus Dieter Pawlik

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304236110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 3943


This practical study guide serves as a valuable companion text, providing worked-out solutions to all the problems presented in Guide to Energy Management, Seventh Edition. Covering each chapter in sequence, the author has provided detailed instructions to guide you through every step in the problem solving process. You'll find all the help you need to fully master and apply the state-of-the-art concepts and strategies presented in Guide to Energy Management.

Horticultural Therapy Methods

Connecting People and Plants in Health Care, Human Services, and Therapeutic Programs, Second Edition

Author: Rebecca L. Haller,Christine L. Capra

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315352869

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 2742


Horticultural therapy has evolved from its use only by volunteer gardeners to become a recognized and respected therapeutic modality conducted by trained, registered professionals. Horticultural Therapy Methods is the first textbook to describe the processes and techniques used to provide horticultural therapy interventions and the rationale for their use. This book presents types of programs, settings, and goals in horticultural therapy. It outlines treatment planning; development of sessions to meet treatment objectives; motivation and behavior management techniques; documentation guidelines; practical approaches for wellness; and resources for activity ideas. New to this Edition: Various useful examples of horticultural therapy in practice and strategically placed tips and resources. Additions to appendix on horticultural therapy treatment strategies. New chapter on session planning. Thirty-seven photographs demonstrating horticultural therapy in practice. Additional "HT Practice" examples and tips. The book is used as a reference and a guide for students, educators, and those conducting horticultural therapy or therapeutic horticulture to guide them in constructing effective treatment programs. Health care and human service professionals use the reference in the therapy, treatment, and education of inmates, residents, patients, trainees, students, and other participants.

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


Category: Food crops

Page: 335

View: 2485