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Ball RedBook: Crop Production

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 postharvest 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.

Series: Ball Red Book

Hardcover: 800 pages

Publisher: Ball Publishing; 18 edition (November 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1883052688

ISBN-13: 978-1883052683

Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.8 x 10.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #372,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #62 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Greenhouses #122 in Books > Science & Math > Agricultural Sciences > Horticulture #245 in Books > Textbooks > Science & Mathematics > Agriculture

Purchased this book for a Greenhouse management class. My instructor refers to it as "our bible". Have used this book so far for three crop assignments. The contents are easy to read, go into detail and is written in a way that the novice can understand. Gives you all the facts you need if you were to produce this crop and do it successfully. This is a great bargain compared to prices at the University Bookstore. Also, you should be able to make use of this for at least another 8-10 years (according to my instructor) before it is revised so that definitely is a good investment.

What can I say? This is the industry standard! If you could only buy two books for your horticultural library, this would be one of them. I cannot imagine anyone growing in a greenhouse that would not benefit tremendously from having this text.

I really like this book. For the quality and price, you can't beat it. There is lots of information that can easily be understood. It's a great way to build your horticulture knowledge. This book is great for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced plant producer.

Great reference with a lot of information on many many plants. Have not spent much time in it but I plan on using it a lot with a new greenhouse going up.

Very technical book. Lots of information.

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