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.