Ball Redbook Greenhouses and Equipment

ISBN-10: 188305267X

ISBN-13: 9781883052676

Edition: 18th 2011

Authors: Chris Beytes

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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 freestanding 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.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 18th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Ball Publishing
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 276
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Greenhouse Structures
What Is a Greenhouse?
Freestanding Greenhouses
Gutter-Connected Greenhouses
How High?
Going Up?
Open Roof Greenhouses
Open-Minded
Shadehouses
The Headhouse
Greenhouse Glazing
Glazing: It's What Makes the Greenhouse
Polyethylene Film
Rigid-Plastic Glazing
Glass Glazing
Greenhouse Glazing 101
From the Top Down�Recovering Poly Greenhouses
Curtain Systems
Curtains? In a Greenhouse?
Types of Curtain Systems
Photoperiod Control
Benches, Floors, and Baskets
Greenhouse Benches
Ebb-and-Flood and Trough Benches
Growing on the Ground
Growing Overhead
Irrigation
The Science and Art of Watering
The Top Three Ways to Water: Hand, Overhead, and Drip Irrigation
Boom Irrigation
Subirrigation
Capillary Mats: Another Way to Subirrigate
Drip Line or Flood Zone?
Mist Systems for Propagation
Hydroponics
Fertigation Equipment
Understanding Turndown Ratio
Water Recycling and Sanitation
The Greenhouse Environment
Greenhouse Ventilation
Greenhouse Cooling111
Greenhouse Heating
Biomass Heating
Four Levels of Climate Control
The Latest Horizontal Airflow Technology
Supplemental Lighting
Carbon Dioxide: Building Block for Plant Growth
Alternative Energy: Does It Pay?
Mechanization
Introduction
Media Mixing
Flat and Pot Filling
Seeders
Automatic Transplanters
Extras
Machine Vision in the Greenhouse
Ten Ways to Figure Payback
Lean Flow in the Green Industry
Internal Transport and Logistics
Walons, Carts, and Monorails
Keeping Track
Conveyors
Movable Benches
Forldifts, Cranes, Wagons, and Robots
Case Study: Barcode Tracking in a Modern Plug Facility
Bar Codes Stink
Pest Control Equipment
The Basics of Greenhouse Pest Control
Pesticide Application Equipment
Insect Screens
Chemical Storage Facilities
EPA Worker Protection Standards
Greenhouse Sustainability
The Concept of Sustainability
Specialized Facilities
Storing Seeds Successfully
The Proper Boiler Room
Putting It All Together
Site Selection and Analysis
Growing Your Business�For the Right Reasons
Managing Your Business
The Greenhouse Office
Marketing Your Business and Your Products
Building Your Businesss Image
Ten Laws of Niche Marketing
Retail Facilities
Retail Greenhouse Design
Index
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