Ball Redbook Greenhouses and equipment

Author: Chris Beytes
Publisher: Ball Pub
ISBN: 188305267X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gardening

This professional horticulture reference, which has been in print continuously since 1932, is fully revised and updated in this new edition. Based on real-life experiences from industry professionals including growers and equipment and greenhouse manufacturers, the presented information covers all aspects of greenhouse equipment -- the structures themselves, benches, irrigation, curtains, environmental controls, machination, and the greenhouse as a retail facility. The most recent developments in greenhouse evolution are discussed, as are the varieties of available greenhouse structures, from free-standing and gutter-connected greenhouses to shade houses and open-roof greenhouses. Information on the business side of managing a greenhouse is provided, including how to market products and how to operate a retail store from a greenhouse.

Ball Redbook

Author: Chris Beytes
Publisher: Ball Pub
ISBN: 1883052688
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gardening

Offering detailed information on the production of 162 flower, herb, and vegetable crops, this essential resource for growers includes techniques and advice that work in real-life production, not just in the lab or trial greenhouses. Information is offered on how to decide what to grow, as well as tips on temperature, media, plant nutrition, irrigation, water quality, light, crop scheduling, and growth regulators. Details about propagation, growing, pest and disease control, troubleshooting, and post-harvest care are presented and arranged by genus name. The plants represented in this compendium include annuals, perennials, flowering potted plants, herbs, and some vegetable bedding plants.

Ball Redbook

Author: Vic Ball
Publisher: Ball Publishing
ISBN: CORNELL:31924087299271
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Floriculture

Information for each crop includes number of seeds per ounce, number of days to germination, and production requirements.

Tomato Plant Culture

Author: J. Benton Jones, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420007394
Release Date: 2007-08-03
Genre: Science

While tomatoes continue to be one of the most widely grown plants, the production and distribution of tomato fruits have been changing worldwide. Smaller, flavorful tomatoes are becoming more popular than beefsteak tomatoes, greenhouse-grown tomatoes have entered the marketplace, and home gardeners are using the Internet to obtain information for growing tomatoes. Encompassing these changes, Tomato Plant Culture: In the Field, Greenhouse, and Home Garden, Second Edition clearly presents the characteristics, nutritional information, environmental requirements, and production aspects of tomato plants and fruits. Authored by one of the foremost experts in hydroponics, the book outlines the history of the tomato plant and fruit and delves into the author's personal experiences with tomato plant cultivation. It discusses the characteristics and composition of the plant as well as seedling and seed production. The author elucidates the physical features of the fruit and the mineral nutrition of the plant. He also examines the physical and chemical characteristics of soils most desirable for plant growth, makes fertilizer recommendations, and explores the factors involved in greenhouse tomato production. In addition, the book looks at ways to identify and control plant diseases and insect pests. With scientific data, trivia, and troubleshooting advice, this technical yet accessible book enables scientists, commercial growers, and home gardeners to cultivate a successful crop of tomatoes.

Hydroponics

Author: J. Benton Jones, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420037708
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. With approximately 40% additional material in the second edition, the book is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive guide. The second edition begins with the concepts of how plants grow and then describes the requirements necessary to be successful when using various hydroponic and soilless growing methods. The major focus is on the nutritional requirements of plants and how best to prepare and use nutrient solutions for different plants using various growing systems under a wide range of environmental conditions. Supported by a wealth of tables, figures, and nutrient formulas the book provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for advanced hobbyists, commercial growers, and researchers.

Plant Soil Science Fundamentals Applications

Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781428334809
Release Date: 2009-01-27
Genre: Social Science

Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 14

Author: Harry Ozier-Lafontaine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319060163
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable agriculture is a rapidly growing field aiming at producing food and energy in a sustainable way for humans and their children. Sustainable agriculture is a discipline that addresses current issues such as climate change, increasing food and fuel prices, poor-nation starvation, rich-nation obesity, water pollution, soil erosion, fertility loss, pest control, and biodiversity depletion. Novel, environmentally-friendly solutions are proposed based on integrated knowledge from sciences as diverse as agronomy, soil science, molecular biology, chemistry, toxicology, ecology, economy, and social sciences. Indeed, sustainable agriculture decipher mechanisms of processes that occur from the molecular level to the farming system to the global level at time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. For that, scientists use the system approach that involves studying components and interactions of a whole system to address scientific, economic and social issues. In that respect, sustainable agriculture is not a classical, narrow science. Instead of solving problems using the classical painkiller approach that treats only negative impacts, sustainable agriculture treats problem sources. Because most actual society issues are now intertwined, global, and fast-developing, sustainable agriculture will bring solutions to build a safer world.

Flower Breeding and Genetics

Author: Neil O. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402044281
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Science

Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. Featuring contributions from 32 international authorities, it offers tools and directions for future crop domestication and enhancement as well as offers essential information for breeding a wide range of floriculture crops.

Das Ei und ich

Author: Betty Bard MacDonald
Publisher:
ISBN: 3423252065
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Large type books

Als es Betty kurz nach der Hochzeit ins tiefste Hinterland Amerikas verschlägt, ist sie nur ungenügend vorbereitet auf das Leben, das sie hier erwartet. Vergnügliche Autobiographie einer unfreiwilligen Hühnerzüchterin.

Meine Autobiografie

Author: Alex Ferguson
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783841902856
Release Date:
Genre: Fiction

Über den unglaublichen Zeitraum von 27 Jahren war Alex Ferguson als Manager und Trainer in Personalunion das Gesicht und die Seele von Manchester United. Er entdeckte und formte Weltstars wie Ryan Giggs, Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Christiano Ronaldo und David Beckham. Unvergesslich das Spiel 1999 gegen Bayern München, bei dem seine Mannschaft aus einem 0:1 Rückstand binnen 102 Sekunden in der Nachspielzeit ein 2:1 machte und damit die Champions League gewann. Die Queen schlug ihn daraufhin zum Ritter. Ferguson war immer er selbst. Mit seiner Meinung hielt nie hinter dem Berg. Seine Lieblingsrivalen José Mourínho und Arsène Wenger überzog er mit bissigem Spot. Bezeichnend sein Spitzname „der Föhn“, der auf seine mitunter deftigen und lautstarken Wutausbrüche zurückgeht, vor denen keiner seiner Spieler sicher war. In seinem Buch lässt er nichts aus und berichtet von einem Vierteljahrhundert Fußball auf höchstem Niveau – höchst unterhaltsam und unbedingt mitreißend!

Freddie Mercury

Author: Lesley-Ann Jones
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492974288
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"We Are the Champions", "I Want to Break Free", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "We Will Rock You" oder "Another One Bites the Dust" - die großen Hits der Band Queen kennt jeder. Doch wie wurde aus dem 1946 in Sansibar geborenen Beamtensohn Farrokh Bulsara der schillernde Weltstar Freddie Mercury? Sein Privatleben hielt er stets weitestgehend aus der Öffentlichkeit heraus. Lesley-Ann Jones war als junge Rockjournalistin einige Jahre mit Queen auf Tour und ist seitdem eng mit der Band befreundet. Für dieses Buch bereiste sie alle wichtigen Stationen in Mercurys Leben und sprach mit seinen Weggefährten. Zahlreiche Fotos runden den Text ab. So entsteht ein sehr persönliches und intimes Porträt eines der größten Rockstars aller Zeiten. Queen verkauften insgesamt über 320 Millionen Tonträger, ihre Greatest Hits sind mit weltweit über 32 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren eines der erfolgreichsten Alben aller Zeiten. Freddie Mercury wird von seinen Fans auch 25 Jahre nach seinem Tod noch genauso geliebt und gefeiert wie zu Hochzeiten seiner Band. »Genau die Würdigung, die Mercury sich gewünscht hätte« The Spectator Lesley-Ann Jones war lange mit Queen auf Tour und sprach mit über 100 Weggefährten

Fundamentals of Plant Science

Author: Marihelen Glass
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215536470
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Genre: Science

The organization of topics, the depth and breadth of coverage and the incorporation of applied material throughout the book are all aimed at helping students learn. This approach for both majors and non-majors is more successful than a hierarchical organization: molecules, cells, tissues, organisms and ecology. The number and titles of the chapters in the book reflect its depth and breadth. Fundamentals of Plant Science contains 22 chapters ranging from the importance of plants to plants and ecology, to biomes, to reproduction, to energy conversions, to plant, soil and water, to genetics and biotechnology, to traditional crops, to ornamentals, to wood, to fruits and nuts, to pastures and grasses. Fundamentals of Plant Science helps every student develop an understanding of how plants, impact, grow, reproduce, and function. This understanding promotes informed decision making concerning the role of plants in a functional world.

Bulletin

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000059655121
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Floriculture


The Ball Red Book

Author: Ball (George J.) inc., West Chicago, Ill
Publisher: Ball Publishing
ISBN: 1883052157
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Floriculture

Information for each crop includes number of seeds per ounce, number of days to germination, and production requirements.