Higher Education

The Commercial Greenhouse, 3rd Edition

  • James Boodley Professor at Cornell University
  • Steven E. Newman Reader in Medical Psychology, University College and Middlesex School of Medicine, UK
  • ISBN-10: 1418030791  |  ISBN-13: 9781418030797
  • 696 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998, 1981
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $199.00

About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Clear and concise presentation of concepts, greenhouse engineering and design, basic plant biology, soils and nutrition, propagation, container production of flowering plants, cut flower crops, and marketing and distribution of floral products.
  • Complete reference on greenhouse systems, greenhouse practices, and greenhouse crop production in one text.
  • Production guidelines for most traditional floral crops, plus many more.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • New color photographs updating the text to modern greenhouse production as well as information on greenhouse glazing and structures is provided in this new edition.
  • Updated information on pesticides, including updates on soil sterilants, and anew section on integrated pest management, including lists of pesticides registered for greenhouse use is provided.
  • Updated information on bedding plant plug production.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Classmaster CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418030864 | ISBN-13: 9781418030865)

The ClassMaster includes the following components: COMPUTERIZED TESTBANK Provides the most flexible solution for creating, administering, and grading exams, tutorials, and quizzes Features a Quick Start Guide that will lead the instructor through the basic steps of creating a gradebook and exam for the corresponding subject and discipline INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE Provides unit objectives, competencies to be developed, unit glossaries, and answers to all questions in the accompanying textbook TEACHER’S RESOURCE MATERIALS Includes lesson plans and PowerPoint™ Slides (some books include transparency masters in lieu of PowerPoint™)

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418030821 | ISBN-13: 9781418030827)

Lab Manual CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1418030856 | ISBN-13: 9781418030858)

When purchased, the Lab Manual CD-ROM gives the instructor the license to unlimited use of all of the lab material provided and the ability to provide copies to all of their students for one low price. It encompasses all information from the Lab Manual and the Lab Manual Instructor’s Guide as .pdf files. This new resource allows instructor’s to print as many copies of whichever exercises they need for as long as they use the book.

Instructor's Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418030848 | ISBN-13: 9781418030841)

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 141803083X | ISBN-13: 9781418030834)

The Lab Manual for THE COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE, 3rd Edition, is a valuable tool designed to enhance your classroom experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, review questions and more are all included.

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.25

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 141803083X | ISBN-13: 9781418030834)

The Lab Manual for THE COMMERCIAL GREENHOUSE, 3rd Edition, is a valuable tool designed to enhance your classroom experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, review questions and more are all included.

List Price = $140.95  | CengageBrain Price = $140.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $106.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Boodley

B.S., M.S., & Ph.D at Pennsylvania State University

Steven E. Newman

Dr. Steve Newman is an extension specialist and Professor of floriculture at Colorado State University. He was a member of the faculty of Mississippi State University and Colorado State University, as well as serving as greenhouse manager for the Horticulture Department at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Newman was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture and received the Futura Award from Bedding Plants International. He received his degrees from Montana State University, the University of Nebraska, and Texas A&M University