Ball RedBook: Crop Culture and Production (Hardcover)

Ball RedBook: Crop Culture and Production By Jim Nau (Editor), Bill Calkins (Editor), Allison Westbrook Cover Image
By Jim Nau (Editor), Bill Calkins (Editor), Allison Westbrook
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This essential resource for professional plant growers includes techniques and advice intended for real-world greenhouse and nursery production. Information is offered on the basics of crop culture—media, nutrition, irrigation, water quality, light, temperature, crop scheduling, growth regulators, pest management, and more. In the Crops section, which is organized by botanical name, you will find details about propagation, growing on, insect and disease control, troubleshooting, and postharvest care. The plants represented in this compendium include annuals, perennials, flowering potted plants, herbs, vegetable bedding plants, and a new and detailed section on cannabis/hemp.

About the Author

Jim Nau is a retired Cultural Advisor and Horticultural Historian to the Ball Horticultural Company, and also author of the Ball Culture Guide. Bill Calkins is a senior editor/digital editor with Ball Publishing. Allison Westbrook has over 15 years of experience in the horticulture industry, a Master of Science in Agriculture, Plant Health from Washington State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Horticulture and Design from Purdue University. She currently works for Midwest Groundcovers in St. Charles, Illinois.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781733254120
ISBN-10: 1733254129
Publisher: Ball Publishing
Publication Date: June 25th, 2021
Pages: 696
Language: English