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Ball Redbook, Volume 1: Greenhouses and Equipment

Handbook / Manual

Series: Ball Redbook Volume: 1

Edited By: Chris Beytes

320 pages, photos, illustrations

Ball Publishing

Hardback | Feb 2012 | Edition: 18 | #197012 | ISBN-13: 9781883052676
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About this book

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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Chris Beytes is the editor of 'GrowerTalks' magazine. He operated a greenhouse business for 15 years and possesses a clear understanding of how the business works from a grower's standpoint. He lives in South Elgin, Illinois.

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