ERIC Number: ED451356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
An Introduction to Greenhouse Production. Second Edition.
McMahon, Robert W.
This student manual is presented in its first revision, providing a current, basic text for those preparing for greenhouse and floriculture work. Its fourteen chapters are: Overview of the Greenhouse Industry; Greenhouse Structures; Controlling the Greenhouse Environment; Greenhouse Equipment and Lighting; Greenhouse Irrigation Systems; Root Media and Containers; Nutrition; Integrated Pest Management; Plant Height Control by DIF; Bedding Plant Production (including Geraniums); Flowering Potted Plant Production--Poinsettias, Chrysanthemums, and Easter Lilies; Minor Potted Crops; Cut Flower Production; and Greenhouse Perennial Production. Listed at the beginning of each chapter are competencies that can be achieved as the result of studying information in that chapter. Related math and science concepts are also included at the beginning of each chapter. The list of "terms to know" provides familiarity with the industry terms used in that chapter and improves communication. At the end of each chapter, students can take a self-check on the information they have learned by using review questions. Page references are included for the information needed. Appendixes include 18 references, a glossary of terms, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Supplies, Competency Based Education, Fertilizers, Greenhouses, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Nurseries (Horticulture), Ornamental Horticulture, Pests, Plant Growth, Plant Propagation, Plants (Botany), Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
Curriculum Materials Service, Ohio State University, 254 Agricultural Administration Building, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1067 (Stock No. 9502M, $42.95). Tel: 614-292-4848.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Agricultural Education Curriculum Materials Service.
Note: For the first edition (1992), see ED 346 253.