The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook

The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower s Handbook Author Andrew Mefferd
ISBN-10 9781603586375
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 288
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Best practices for the eight most profitable crops Today only a few dozen large-scale producers dominate the greenhouse produce market. Why? Because they know and employ best practices for the most profitable crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook levels the playing field by revealing these practices so that all growers--large and small--can maximize the potential of their protected growing space. Whether growing in a heated greenhouse or unheated hoophouse, this book offers a decision-making framework for how to best manage crops that goes beyond a list of simple do's and don'ts. As senior trial technician for greenhouse crops at Johnny's Selected Seeds, author Andrew Mefferd spent seven years consulting for growers using protected agriculture in a wide variety of climates, soils, and conditions. The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook brings his experience and expertise to bear in an in-depth guide that will help readers make their investment in greenhouse space worthwhile. Every year, more growers are turning to protected culture to deal with unpredictable weather and to meet out-of-season demand for local food, but many end up spinning their wheels, wasting time and money on unprofitable crops grown in ways that don't make the most of their precious greenhouse space. With comprehensive chapters on temperature control and crop steering, pruning and trellising, grafting, and more, Mefferd's book is full of techniques and strategies that can help farms stay profitable, satisfy customers, and become an integral part of re-localizing our food system. From seed to sale, The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower's Handbook is the indispensable resource for protected growing.



The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables

The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables Author Ben Hartman
ISBN-10 9781603587006
Release 2017-11-10
Pages 272
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At Clay Bottom Farm, author Ben Hartman and staff practice kaizen, or continuous improvement, cutting out more waste—of time, labor, space, money, and more—every year and aligning their organic production more tightly with customer demand. Applied alongside other lean principles originally developed by the Japanese auto industry, the end result has been increased profits and less work. In this field-guide companion to his award-winning first book, The Lean Farm, Hartman shows market vegetable growers in even more detail how Clay Bottom Farm implements lean thinking in every area of their work, including using kanbans, or replacement signals, to maximize land use; germination chambers to reduce defect waste; and right-sized machinery to save money and labor and increase efficiency. From finding land and assessing infrastructure needs to selling perfect produce at the farmers market, The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables digs deeper into specific, tested methods for waste-free farming that not only help farmers become more successful but make the work more enjoyable. These methods include: Using Japanese paper pot transplanters Building your own germinating chambers Leaning up your greenhouse Making and applying simple composts Using lean techniques for pest and weed control Creating Heijunka, or load-leveling calendars for efficient planning Farming is not static, and improvement requires constant change. The Lean Farm Guide to Growing Vegetables offers strategies for farmers to stay flexible and profitable even in the face of changing weather and markets. Much more than a simple exercise in cost-cutting, lean farming is about growing better, not cheaper, food—the food your customers want.



The Winter Harvest Handbook

The Winter Harvest Handbook Author Eliot Coleman
ISBN-10 9781603582100
Release 2009-04-15
Pages 264
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Choosing locally grown organic food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm in Harborside, Maine. Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters. Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses. Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm. His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons. A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”



The Market Gardener

The Market Gardener Author Jean-Martin Fortier
ISBN-10 9780865717657
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 224
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Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods



Die Schl fer im Moor

Die Schl  fer im Moor Author Peter Vilhelm Glob
ISBN-10 IND:32000014436184
Release 1966
Pages 172
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Die Schl fer im Moor has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Die Schl fer im Moor also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Die Schl fer im Moor book for free.



Naturalis historiae

Naturalis historiae Author Gaius Plinius Secundus
ISBN-10 3760815820
Release 1997
Pages 350
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Naturalis historiae has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Naturalis historiae also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Naturalis historiae book for free.



Natur Und Industrie Im Sozialismus

Natur Und Industrie Im Sozialismus Author Tobias Huff
ISBN-10 9783525317174
Release 2015-03-11
Pages 470
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Tobias Huff überwindet das gängige Bild der Umweltgeschichte der DDR.



Growing for Market

Growing for Market Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924094721861
Release 2000
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Growing for Market has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Growing for Market also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Growing for Market book for free.



Farming with the Wild

Farming with the Wild Author Dan Imhoff
ISBN-10 UOM:39076002309628
Release 2003
Pages 182
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Featuring profiles from more than 20 states and illustrated with over 200 color photographs, Farming with the Wild offers a compelling view of a future in which farming and ranching operations are integrated into regional networks of protected wildlands. Dan Imhoff records his travels to the far reaches of the United States in search of farmers, ranchers, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations who are striving to develop and renew successful agricultural practices that are compatible with wild Nature. Combining elements of narrative, travelog, photo essay, and resource guide, Imhoff provides valuable information and inspiration for conservationists, farmers, ranchers, gardeners, students, landowners, and anyone interested in a truly sustainable future for agriculture and biodiversity. Farming with the Wild demonstrates persuasively that such a future is possible. Book jacket.



The New Farm

The New Farm Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106011965008
Release 1992
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The New Farm has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The New Farm also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The New Farm book for free.