Technology & Engineering

Greenhouse Operation and Management: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 129205459X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

View: 7440

For courses in Greenhouse Management. Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, Greenhouse Operation and Management, Seventh Edition, offers students a state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses. The text presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur for a person entering the greenhouse business. Exceptionally comprehensive, yet accessible, it provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business–from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.
Technology & Engineering

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 692

View: 1115

Based on the author's life-long practical experiences both in the industry and in research, this best-selling, state-of-the-art guide to the operation of commercial flower and vegetable greenhouses presents coverage in the order in which decision-making concerns occur. Exceptionally comprehensive—yet accessible—it provides detailed, step-by-step instructions in layman's terms for ALL aspects of the business—from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing. Specific chapter topics cover greenhouse construction, heating, and cooling; environmental control systems; root substrate; root substrate pasteurization; watering; fertilization; alternative cropping system; carbon dioxide fertilization; light and temperature; chemical growth regulation; insect control; disease control; postproduction quality; marketing; and business management. For individuals entering the greenhouse business.
Business & Economics

Greenhouse Operation and Management

Author: Paul V. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780132439367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 607

View: 6854

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.
Gardening

Greenhouse Technology and Management

Author: Nicolás Castilla

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780641036

Category: Gardening

Page: 335

View: 7308

Translation of the second ed.: Invernaderos de plaastico: tecnologaia y manejo.
Technology & Engineering

Integrated Pest Management for Floriculture and Nurseries

Author: Steve H. Dreistadt

Publisher: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

ISBN: 9781879906464

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 422

View: 7347

References, suppliers, and a comprehensive index make this book indispensable to growers, farm advisors, IPM scouts, pesticide applicators, pest control advisors, and students. A complete sourcebook for bulbs, cut flowers, potted flowering plants, foliage plants, bedding plants, ornamental trees, and shrubs as grown in the field, greenhouse, and nursery.--COVER.
Technology & Engineering

Hydroponic Food Production

A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition

Author: Howard M. Resh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439878692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

View: 5407

Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to soilless culture with extensively new and updated contents from the previous edition published in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book: Shows the reader how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of the many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops Provides background in plant physiology and nutrition essential for growing these crops Describes nutrient formulations and their applications in nutrient solutions with calculations This practical guide to soilless growing practices provides detailed information on how to design, set up, and operate hydroponic culture systems. Featuring more than 500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the seventh edition of this bestselling book has been extensively updated and expanded. The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.
Business & Economics

The Everything Start Your Own Business Book

From Financing Your Project to Making Your First Sale, All You Need to Get Your Business Off the Ground

Author: Judith B Harrington

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605503150

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3250

The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition has everything you need to start your own business-and keep it running in the black. Completely updated and expertly revised by successful businesswoman Judith B. Harrington, this one-stop resource contains new information on: Online business strategy Critical professional associations and organizations Regulatory pitfalls Competitive concepts such as leased employees Being your own boss, head cook, and bottle washer isn't easy-one in three new businesses fail the first year. With this straightforward, no-nonsense reference book, you can make sure your business succeeds. Whether you need help formulating a business plan, finding financing, or running the business once it's off the ground, you'll find it all in The Everything Start Your Own Business Book, 2nd Edition.
Science

Greenhouse Pest Management

Author: Raymond A. Cloyd

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482227797

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 9640

As the sustainable agriculture movement has grown, there has been a dramatic increase in the production of horticultural crops in greenhouses worldwide. Although there are numerous publications associated with pest management in greenhouses, Greenhouse Pest Management is the first comprehensive book on managing greenhouse arthropod pests, particularly in commercial production systems. The book contains the necessary information on major insects and mites, describing their biology and life cycle. Color images are included to help with identification and also to illustrate the damage these insects and mites can cause to greenhouse-grown horticultural crops. The book also assesses strategies for managing greenhouse pests, such as cultural, physical, and biological control as well as the use of pesticides, and describes how cultural practices and sanitation affect pest population dynamics. Richly illustrated and presenting material in a concise and focused format, Greenhouse Pest Management is a vital book for professional growers and pest managers, researchers, crop consultants and advisors, hobbyists, students, and government agricultural extension agents. It provides a thorough source of textual and visual information for handling pests in greenhouses.
Science

Science and the Garden

The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360353

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8777

"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening." —John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, soil management, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, post harvest management and storage, and conservation and sustainable horticulture. Now with full colour throughout, the second edition provides the reader with: Completely revised and updated chapters from the first edition, with new information and clearer focus on the topics Four new chapters, dealing with matters that have become of increasing concern since the first edition, namely: Diversity in the Plant World; Conservation and Sustainable Gardening; Gardens and the Natural World; and Gardens for Science Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book remains a key text for those sitting RHS examinations, particularly at levels 2 and 3; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists. Key Features Bestselling essential text for all horticulture students Edited and written by a group of highly regarded scientists Covers the scientific information of greatest importance to gardeners and horticulturists Jargon-free scientific explanations, a comprehensive glossary, and copious colour illustrations Royalties from the sale of this book go towards the charitable work of the RHS, promoting horticulture and helping gardeners. www.rhs.org.uk
Science

Vegetable Production and Practices

Author: Gregory E Welbaum

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645341

Category: Science

Page: 486

View: 7811

Successful vegetable production in a modern competitive market requires an understanding of many more factors than the biology of crops and the production techniques involved. This major new textbook brings the science and practice of vegetable production right up to date by addressing modern culture techniques and the recent challenges of consumer demand facing producers today. It introduces vegetable production from the perspective of producing high quality produce that satisfies the needs of the modern consumer. Beginning with the basics of how vegetables are grown using high and low input methods, including organic and sustainable production techniques, the book goes on to introduce and discuss many topics covered less comprehensively in older texts, including Good Agricultural Practices to improve quality, reduce biological contamination and secure food safety; water management; cropping systems; plasticulture; protected culture and mineral nutrition. Vegetable Production and Practices also introduces the use of molecular biology for genetic improvement of crops. Issues specific to individual vegetable crops are addressed by family, including their diseases, harvesting, quality attributes and other issues of increasing importance to consumers, including the role of vegetables in human health. Professor Gregory E. Welbaum has a long history of teaching successful courses in horticulture at Virginia Tech and other universities in the US and worldwide. Vegetable Production Practices has been specifically designed to accompany courses in vegetable crop production, so is ideally suited to inspire students in crop and horticultural sciences, as well as provide a useful reference for experienced practitioners.
Technology & Engineering

Nuclear Energy

An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes

Author: Raymond Murray,Keith E. Holbert

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124166369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 5522

Nuclear Energy is one of the most popular texts ever published on basic nuclear physics, systems, and applications of nuclear energy. This newest edition continues the tradition of offering a holistic treatment of everything the undergraduate engineering student needs to know in a clear and accessible way. The book presents a comprehensive overview of radioactivity, radiation protection, nuclear reactors, waste disposal, and nuclear medicine. The seventh edition is restructured into three parts: Basic Concepts, Nuclear Power (including new chapters on nuclear power plants and introduction to reactor theory), and Radiation and Its Uses. Part Two in particular has been updated with current developments, including a new section on Reactor Safety and Security (with a discussion of the Fukushima Diiachi accident); updated information on naval and space propulsion; and revised and updated information on radioactive waste storage, transportation, and disposal. Part Three features new content on biological effects of radiation, radiation standards, and radiation detection. Coverage of energy economics integrated into appropriate chapters More worked examples and end of chapter exercises Updated final chapter on nuclear explosions for current geopolitical developments
Science

Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, Second Edition

Author: Caula A. Beyl,Robert N. Trigiano

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466503882

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 5399

Includes a DVD Containing All Figures and Supplemental Images in PowerPoint This new edition of Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises presents a robust view of modern plant propagation practices such as vegetable grafting and micropropagation. Along with foundation knowledge in anatomy and plant physiology, the book takes a look into the future and how cutting edge research may impact plant propagation practices. The book emphasizes the principles of plant propagation applied in both temperate and tropical environments. In addition to presenting the fundamentals, the book features protocols and practices that students can apply in both laboratory and field experiences. The book shows readers how to choose the best methods for plant propagation including proper media and containers as well as performing techniques such as budding, cutting, layering, grafting, and cloning. It also discusses how to recognize and cope with various propagation challenges. Also included are concept chapters highlighting key information, laboratory exercises, anticipated laboratory results, stimulating questions, and a DVD containing all the figures in the book as well as some supplemental images.
Gardening

Hydroponic Food Production

A Definitive Guidebook of Soilless Food-growing Methods

Author: Howard M. Resh

Publisher: Woodbridge PressPub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 527

View: 4435

Now in its fifth edition, this master guide to hydroponics provides detailed chapters on major production systems such as gravel, sand, or water culture as well as rock wool and NFT. Contains instructions and formulas on developing hydroponic fertilizers and details on how to spot nutrient deficiencies and correct system imbalances.
Science

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions

Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133169546

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 8603

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Computers

Thinking in Java

Author: Bruce Eckel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0131872486

Category: Computers

Page: 1482

View: 7884

With humor and insight, the author introduces the fundamental concepts of the Java programming language, from object development to design patterns, with the help of straightforward examples. By the author of Thinking in C++++. Original. (Beginner).

Cases and Materials on Land Use

Author: David Callies,Robert Freilich,Shelley Saxer

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634596879

Category:

Page: 1230

View: 3178

The 7th edition is an update with significant new cases, notes and commentary in all subjects. It also includes an expanded introduction to new areas of land use regulation. New topics include form-based zoning, transit-oriented development, public-private partnerships, and community benefit agreements. Chapters on eminent domain, land development conditions, zoning (especially variances), federal lands, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable solar and wind energy, rainwater capture and conservation, green development standards, ripeness, finality and exhaustion of remedies, standing, statutes of limitations, and judicial review have all been updated.
Science

Introductory Horticulture

Author: H. Edward Reiley,Carroll L. Shry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766815674

Category: Science

Page: 564

View: 380

This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.
Business & Economics

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2009

Author: U. S. Department of Labor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 890

View: 2893

A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.
Technology & Engineering

Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain

Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1782421122

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 5701

The textile industry impacts the environment in a number of ways, including its use of resources, its impact on global warming, and the amount of pollution and waste it generates. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain reviews methods used to calculate this environmental impact, including product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs), and life cycle assessment (LCA). The first chapters provide an introduction to the textile supply chain and its environmental impact, and an overview of the methods used to measure this impact. The book goes on to consider different environmental impacts of the industry, including greenhouse gas emissions, the water and energy footprints of the industry, and depletion of resources, as well as the use of LCA to assess the overall environmental impact of the textile industry. It then deals with the practice of measuring these impacts before forming a conclusion about the environmental impact of the industry. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Textiles and the Clothing Supply Chain provides a standard reference for R&D managers in the textile industry and academic researchers in textile science. Reviews the main methods used to calculate the textile industry’s use of resources, its impact on global warming and the pollution and waste it generates Reviews the key methods, their principles and how they can be applied in practice to measure and reduce the environmental impact of textile products Includes the following calculation methods: product carbon footprints (PCFs), ecological footprints (EFs) and life cycle assessment (LCA)