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Home > Master Publication List > Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet

Steve Diver
NCAT Agriculture Specialist
© NCAT 2004
IP159


About this Resource List

The Web-based educational materials featured in this resource list were compiled as a supplement to the ATTRA greenhouse publication series.

Here you can find Web links to information about greenhouse production of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and lettuce, with a special section on organic producion. Other sections provide access to information on hydroponics, high tunnels, economics of greenhouse production, greenhouse suppliers, greenhouse directories and bibliographies, and greenhouse trade magazines.

In keeping with ATTRA's mandate to provide technical resources on sustainable agriculture, we have focused on sustainable and organic greenhouse production, IPM, and renewable and energy-conserving greenhouses in our publications. This resource list is intended as a supplement to these topics, and to answer other greenhouse questions.

A special note on organic production: Research by Dr. Mary Peet at North Carolina State University has resulted in one of the most extensive collections of land-grant university materials on organic greenhouse production. Links to these NCSU materials are featured below.

The Internet has revolutionized the way agricultural information is organized and distributed. Where it can take several weeks to receive printed materials by mail, these same items now instantly appear on your computer screen with just a few mouse clicks—for free. More importantly, many items—especially Extension Service fact sheets—are now available in electronic format only.

If you don't have a computer at home, visit your local library or computer center.

Table of Contents

Greenhouse Vegetables: General

North Carolina State University Greenhouse Food Production
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/
This is the portal to extensive greenhouse resources—including slide shows, images, PDF documents, articles, and lecture notes—in Mary Peet's collection at NCSU.

New Crops and Growing Technologies, slide show
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/Alternate_Crops.pdf

Greenhouse Vegetable List of References
North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-32-a.html

Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, Vol. 1
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_BOOK_Florida_Greenhouse_V1

Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, Vol. 2
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_BOOK_Florida_Greenhouse_V2

Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, Vol. 3
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/TOPIC_BOOK_Florida_Greenhouse_V3

Greenhouse Vegetable Production—Georgia
University of Georgia
http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1182.htm

Greenhouse Vegetable Production—New Mexico
New Mexico State University
www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_circulars/circ556.html

Artificial Media in Horticulture: Their Formulation and Fertilization
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Publication 1726/E
www.agr.gc.ca/cal/epub/1726e/1726_cover_e.html

Introduction to the Canadian Greenhouse Industry
Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre, Harrow
http://res2.agr.gc.ca/harrow/publications/Introduction_e.htm

Greenhouse Weed Control
North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-570.html

Hydroponic Tomato and Cucumber Production in Greenhouses at Tobacco Experiment Station in Greeneville, Tennessee
http://bioengr.ag.utk.edu/Extension/ExtProg/Vegetable/year/VegInitReport02
/27hydroponic_tomato_and_cucumber_p.htm

Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Production
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1443

Overview of the Greenhouse Vegetable Industry
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
www.agf.gov.bc.ca/ghvegetable/publications/documents/industry_profile.pdf

 

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Greenhouse Tomatoes

Greenhouse Tomato Production (lecture slides in PDF)
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
http://legacy.ncsu.edu/classes/hs734001/ppt/pdf/class_lecture99.pdf

Greenhouse Tomato Production (lecture notes in HTML)
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/topics/gtp_outline.html

Greenhouse Tomatoes: Frequently Asked Questions
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/crops/comhort/greenhouse.html

Greenhouse Tomato Handbook
Mississippi State University
HTML—http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1828.htm
PDF—http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1828.pdf

Environmental Control for Greenhouse Tomatoes
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1879.pdf

A Spreadsheet Approach to Fertilization Management For Greenhouse Tomatoes
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/bulletins/b1003.htm

Injector Planner: A Spreadsheet Approach to Fertilization Management for Greenhouse Tomatoes
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/bulletins/b1003.htm

Greenhouse Tomatoes: Pest Management in Mississippi
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1861.pdf

Budget for Greenhouse Tomatoes
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2257.pdf

Greenhouse Tomato Production
Oregon State University
http://www.orst.edu/Dept/NWREC/tomatogh.html

Commercial Greenhouse Tomato Production
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex1443

Growing Greenhouse Tomatoes in Soil and in Soilless Media
Agriculture Canada, Publication 1865/E
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/GrowingGHTomates.pdf

Tomato Diseases
Agriculture Canada, Publication 1479/E
HTML—www.agr.gc.ca/cal/epub/1479e/1479_cover_e.html
PDF—www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/TomatoDiseases.pdf

Single Truss Tomato Production System
Rutgers University, The Center for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CCEA)
http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~ccea/burlproj.htm

Keys to Successful Tomato and Cucumber Production in Perlite Media: Greenhouse Production in Florida
University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS169

Greenhouse Tomatoes
2005 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide, Bulletin 672-05
Ohio State University
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b672/index.html

Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes
University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/hydroponictomatoes/

Greenhouse Tomatoes
Kansas State University
www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/hort2/samplers/mf2074.asp

Greenhouse Tomato Production Manual
Louisiana State University
www.agctr.lsu.edu/en/our_offices/research_stations/redriver/features/research/horticulture
/greenhouse+tomato+production+manual.htm

Commercial Growing of Greenhouse Tomatoes
Louisiana State University
www.agctr.lsu.edu/NR/rdonlyres/5794BBA0-4628-4B79-869A-EA529E647A51/10421/pub1808greenhousetomatoes1.pdf

Greenhouse Tomato Production Practices
University of Kentucky
HTML—www.uky.edu/Agriculture/HLA/anderson/gh_tom.htm
PDF—www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/anderson/greenhousetomatoes.pdf

Evaluation of Greenhouse Cluster Tomato Cultivars in Florida
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/gh_cluster_tomatoes.htm

Nutrient Solution Formulation for Hydroponic (Perlite, Rockwool, and NFT) Tomatoes in Florida
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CV216

Production of Greenhouse Tomatoes in Soil Beds
University of Kentucky
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/anderson/greenhousetomatoesinsoil.pdf

Kentucky Greenhouse Tomato Production Trials
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/anderson/greenhousetomatotrials.pdf

 

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Greenhouse Cucumbers

Greenhouse Cucumbers
Oregon State University
http://hort-devel-nwrec.hort.oregonstate.edu/greenhouse.html

Greenhouse Cucumbers
Kansas State University
www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/hort2/samplers/mf2075.asp

B's Cucumber Pages
Greenhouse Cucumbers
www.lpl.arizona.edu/~bcohen/cucumbers/greenhouse.html

Growing Greenhouse Cucumbers in Soil and in Soilless Media
Agriculture Canada, Publication 1902/E
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/GrowingGHCucumbers.pdf

Cucumber Diseases
Agriculture Canada, Publication 1684/E
HTML—www.agr.gc.ca/cal/epub/1684e/1684_cover_e.html
PDF—www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/CukeDiseases.pdf

Beit Alpha Cucumber: A New Greenhouse Crop for Florida
University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CV277

Nutrient Disorders of Greenhouse Lebanese Cucumbers
New South Wales Department of Agriculture
www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/7388

XII Working Party on Greenhouse Cucumbers
ISHS Acta Horticulturae 156
www.actahort.org/books/156/

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Greenhouse Peppers

Brightly Colored Pepper Cultivars for Greenhouse Production in Florida
University of Florida
www.hos.ufl.edu/protectedag/PepperCultivars2000.pdf

Guide to Commercial Greenhouse Sweet Bell Pepper Production in Alberta
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp2873

Production of Sweet Bell Peppers
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp4523

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Greenhouse Lettuce and Greens

Handbook for the Production of CEA Grown Hydroponic Lettuce, Spinach, & Pak Choi
Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
www.cornellcea.com/handbook_home.htm

Production and Yield of Selected Edible Greens in Hydroponic Ponds (Float Beds) in a Greenhouse
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/anderson/brassica.pdf

Yield of Brassica 'Mei Qing Choi' and 'Tatsoi' in Hydroponic Greenhouse Production
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/brassicamq_tw.htm

Nitrate in Winter Greenhouse Leafy Vegetables
New Alchemy Quarterly, No. 33 (1988)
www.vsb.cape.com/~nature/greencenter/q33/nitrate.htm

Cutting Of The Nitrite Supply
New Alchemy Quarterly, No. 39 (1990)
www.vsb.cape.com/~nature/greencenter/q39/nitrite.htm

Lettuce, Herbs, and Strawberries: Alternative Crops for Greenhouses and Small Farms
Southeastern United States Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
Conference and Trade Show Proceedings—May 19, 1999
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/Reports%20HTML/pro_12.htm

Greenhouse Production of Garlic Chives and Cilantro
New Crops Symposium, 1996
www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1996/V3-594.html

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Greenhouse Strawberry and Raspberry Production

Strawberry Production in Protected Culture Around The World
University of Florida
www.hos.ufl.edu/protectedag/Strawberry.htm

Greenhouse Raspberry Production Guide
Cornell University
www.fruit.cornell.edu/Berries/ghrasp.html

Evaluation of High Tunnel Strawberry Production for Southern Ohio, 1999
Ohio State University
http://southcenters.osu.edu/hort/data/hiberr99.html

Stretch Out Your Season with Hoophouses: Berry Production
University of Wisconsin
http://bse.wisc.edu/hfhp/tipsheets_html/hoophouse.htm

Berried Treasure: Off-Season Production of Strawberries and Raspberries
Cornell University
www.hort.cornell.edu/department/faculty/pritts/grnhouse.html

Hydroponic Strawberries Avoid Soil Pests
Agricultural Research, November 1998
www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/nov98/hydro1198.htm

Protected Culture of Strawberry as a Methyl Bromide Alternative: Cultivar Trial
2003 Annual International Research Conference on Methyl Bromide Alternatives
http://mbao.org/2003/054%20smither-kopperlm3mba%20gh%20strawberry.pdf

 

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Organic Greenhouse Production

Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production
North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/topics/organic-production-article.htm

Organic Greenhouse Crop Production (slide show)
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/Vancouver.pdf

Organic Hydroponics (slide show)
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
http://legacy.ncsu.edu/classes/hs734001/ppt/pdf/organic.pdf

Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production (article)
J.A. Miles and Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/topics/organic-production-article.htm

Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production (article)
J.A. Miles and M.M. Peet, NCSU
Southeastern United States Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
Conference and Trade Show Proceedings—May 19, 1999
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/Reports%20HTML/pro_13.htm

Maintaining Nutrient Balances in Systems Utilizing Soluble Organic Fertilizers
Janet Miles and Mary Peet, NCSU
OFRF Project Report, June 2002
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/org.fert.pdf

Nutrient Analysis of Selected Commercial Organic Fertilizers for Greenhouse Lettuce Production
2001 Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report, University of Kentucky
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/pr/pr452/greenhouse.HTM

Nutrient Analysis of Selected Commercial Organic Fertilizers for Greenhouse Lettuce Production
University of Kentucky
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/pdf/lettuceorgfert.pdf

Analysis of Organic Fertilizers for Use in Vegetable Transplant Production
1998 Fruit and Vegetable Crops Research Report, University of Kentucky
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/pr/pr410/veggies.htm

Evaluate and Determine Fresh Yield of Approximately 15 Species and Cultivars of Lettuces, Greens and Herbs for Seasonal Production in Kentucky Tobacco Greenhouses
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/lettuceresults.html

Growing Media for Organic Tomato Plantlet
Kai L. Nielsen and Kristian Thorup-Kristensen
Symposium on Growing Media and Hydroponics (2001), Acta Horticulturae
http://orgprints.org/00001606/01/KTK06009.pdf

Evaluation of Organic Nutrient Sources in the Production of Greenhouse Hydroponic Basil
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/Reports%20HTML/2003-08.htm

Certified Organic Tomato Production Commercial Greenhouse System
CropKing
www.cropking.com/organic.shtml

Organic Hydroponics
The Growing Edge, Vol. 12, No. 5, May/June 2001
www.growingedge.com/magazine/back_issues/view_article.php3?AID=120532

The Debate on "Organics" and "Hydroponics"
Lawrence Brook, General Hydroponics, Sebastopol, CA
http://www.genhydro.com/genhydro_US/quicktips/OrganicHydroponicArticle.pdf

 

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Hydroponic Production: General

Hydroponics: An Overview
University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/research/archive/hydroponics.htm

Hydroponic Culture for the Tropics: Opportunities and Alternatives
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan
www.agnet.org/library/eb/329/

Simple Hydroponics System for Leafy Vegetables
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan
www.agnet.org/library/pt/2002037/

The Dynamic Root Floating Hydroponic Technique: Year-Round Production of Vegetables in ROC on Taiwan
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan
www.agnet.org/library/eb/330/

O Mundo da Hidroponia—The World of Hydroponics
www.hydor.eng.br/index.htm

Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes
University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/hydroponictomatoes/index.htm

Nutrient Delivery Systems for Crop Production in the Controlled Environment
University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/research/archive/nds_pe.htm

Controlled Environment Agriculture in Deserts, Tropics, and Temperate Regions—A World Review
University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/research/archive/ceawr_pe.htm

Hydroponic Systems: Greenhouse Vegetable Production
Kansas State University
www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/hort2/samplers/mf1169.asp

Principles of Nutrient Management in Recirculating Hydroponic Culture
Utah State Univeristy
www.usu.edu/cpl/research_hydroponics3.htm

History of Hydroponics
Gary V. Deutschmann, Sr.
www.edu.gov.nf.ca/curriculum/teched/resources/hydroponics/histhydr.html

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouse Magazine
www.hydroponics.com.au

Growing Edge Magazine
www.growingedge.com

Hydroponic Society of America
www.hydroponicsociety.org/

Hydroponic Methods Illustrated
Aquamist
www.aquamist.com/hydroponics/

AVRDC Non-Circulating Hydroponic System
Hideo Imai—Hydro-Farm Library
www.hydrofarm.com/content/articles/avrdc.html

FERTICAL—An Excel Spreadsheet for Calculating Nutrient Solution Recipes for Liquid Feeding Systems
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
www.agf.gov.bc.ca/ornamentals/floriculture/fertical.xls

The Development and Demonstration of an Outdoor Hydroponic Specialty Crop Production System for North Florida
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/outdoor_hydro_report.htm

Hydroponic Reference Center—Growing Plants with a Hydroculture Solution
Tommy Cichanowski
www.hbci.com/~wenonah/hydro/index.html

Design Suggestions and Greenhouse Management for Vegetable Production in Perlite and Rockwool Media in Florida
University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/CV195

Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden
University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS184

Institute of Simplified Hydroponics
www.carbon.org

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Hydroponic Production: Aeroponics

Aero-Hydroponics: The Method of the Future
Lawrence Brook, The Growing Edge, Vol. 2, No. 1. Fall 1990
www.genhydro.com/genhydro_US/quicktips/AeroHydroArticle.pdf

Potential for Greenhouse Aeroponic Cultivation of Medicinal Root Crops
http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/research/archive/aeroponic_medicinals.pdf

Aeroponics International
www.aeroponics.com

 

Hydroponic Production: Float Bed/Tobacco Greenhouses

Tobacco Transplant Production in Greenhouses (slide show)
University of Kentucky
http://ces.ca.uky.edu/darktobacco/PUBS/FloatSystems-GreenhousesWeb.pdf

Greenhouse Float Systems For Transplant Production
University of Maryland
www.agnr.umd.edu/MCE/Publications/Publication.cfm?ID=47

The Float System for Producing Tobacco Transplants
University of Tennessee
http://tobaccoinfo.utk.edu/PDFs/2003BurleyProdGuide/Chapter5.a-2003.pdf

Float Greenhouse Tobacco: Transplant Production Guide
Virginia Tech University
www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/tobacco/436-051/436-051.html

Management of Tobacco Float Systems
University of Kentucky
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id132/id132.htm

Managing the Environment of Tobacco Greenhouses
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Agriculture/HLA/anderson/fl_prog/t_ghenv.htm

Alternative Crops for Greenhouse Tobacco Growers Using the "RAFT" System (Revised Agriculture Float Technology)
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Agriculture/HLA/anderson/raft_veg/home.htm

Production and Yield of Selected Edible Greens in Hydroponic Ponds (Float Beds) in a Greenhouse
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/Horticulture/anderson/brassica.pdf

Evaluate and Determine Fresh Yield of Approximately 15 Species and Cultivars of Lettuces, Greens and Herbs for Seasonal Production in Kentucky Tobacco Greenhouses
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/lettuceresults.html

Yield of Brassica 'Mei Qing Choi' and 'Tatsoi' in Hydroponic Greenhouse Production
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/brassicamq_tw.htm

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Hydroponic Production: Aquaponics

Aquaponics—Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture
See this ATTRA publication for extensive print and Web resources on aquaponics.

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High Tunnels and Hoop Houses

The Hoophouse Handbook: Growing Produce and Flowers in Hoophouses and High Tunnels
Lynn Byczynski, Growing for Market
www.growingformarket.com

2003 High Tunnel Production Manual
Penn State Center for Plasticulture
http://plasticulture.cas.psu.edu/manual.htm

Penn State Center for Plasticulture
http://plasticulture.cas.psu.edu/H-tunnels.html

Production System for Horticultural Crops Grown in the Penn State High Tunnel
HortTechnology, April-June 2003
http://plasticulture.cas.psu.edu/Production_system.pdf

Design and Construction of the Penn State High Tunnel
HortTechnology, July-September 2002
http://plasticulture.cas.psu.edu/Design_construction.pdf

HighTunnels.org
www.hightunnels.org

  • Production of Tomatoes within a High Tunnel
  • Tomato Cost-Return Projection for 1000 square foot High Tunnel
  • Evaluating Suitable Tomato Cultivars for Early Season High Tunnel Production in the Central Great Plains
  • Intercropping Systems for Tomatoes within a High Tunnel
  • Performance of Tomato Cultivars within a High Tunnel
Hoop House Production Methods and Economics—Index
Steve Upson, Noble Foundation
www.noble.org/Ag/Research/Horticulture.htm
  • Consider Transplant Size when Looking for Extra-Early Hoop House Tomato Yields
  • Hoop House Cut Flower Trial, 1998
  • Hoop House Bell Pepper Production
  • Hoop House Heat: A Double Edged Sword
  • Hoop House Tomato Production: Economic Feasibility Study
  • How-to Hoop House Construction Tips
  • In Search of the Elusive Hoop House Tomato
  • Trellised Cucumbers: Another Promising Crop for Hoop Houses

Warm-Season Vegetable Production in High Tunnels
Future Farms 2002, Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
www.kerrcenter.com/publications/2002_proceedings/warm-season_veggies.pdf

Au Naturel Farm
Paul and Alison Wiediger, Kentucky
http://aunaturelfarm.homestead.com/index.html
"Walking to Spring: Using High Tunnels to Grow Produce 52 Weeks a Year"

Four Season Farm
Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, Vermont
www.fourseasonfarm.com
  • Four Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
  • The New Organic Grower: A Masters Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener
  • Production of Tomatoes within a High Tunnel
  • The Winter-Harvest Manual: Farming the Backside of the Calendar

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Greenhouse Pest Control

Biological Control of Insects and Other Pests of Greenhouse Crops
North Central Regional Publication, NCR581
University of Wisconsin
http://cecommerce.uwex.edu/pdfs/NCR581.PDF

Disease Management in Greenhouse Vegetable Production (slide show)
Frank Louws, North Carolina State University
http://legacy.ncsu.edu/classes/hs734001/ppt/pdf/greenhouse_talk2000.pdf

Managing The Greenhouse Environment To Prevent Fruit Disorders
Mary Peet, North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/greenhouse_veg/topics/gtp_pages/NEVB_Proceedings.html

Greenhouse Insect Control
2005 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide, Bulletin 672-05
Ohio State University
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b672/pdf/Gr_In.pdf

Disease Management in the Greenhouse
2005 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide, Bulletin 672-05
Ohio State University
http://ohioline.osu.edu/b672/pdf/Disea.pdf

Greenhouse Insect Management
University of Kentucky
http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/ent/ent60/ent60.pdf

Pest Management for Herb Bedding Plants Grown in the Greenhouse
University of Connecticut, University of Masschusetts
HTML—www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/greenhs/htms/herbmanl.htm
PDF—www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/greenhs/htms/herbmanl.pdf

Pest Management for Vegetable Bedding Plants
University of Connecticut IPM
www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/greenhs/htms/vegbedpl.htm

Disease Management of Hydroponically-Grown Vegetable Crops
Department of Plant Pathology, University of Massachusetts
www.umassvegetable.org/soil_crop_pest_mgt/disease_mgt/

Managing the Greenhouse Environment to Control Plant Diseases
University of Kentucky
www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/plantpathology/ext_files/PPFShtml/PPFS-GH-1.pdf

Control of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus and Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus and Their Vectors, Western Flower Thrips, in Greenhouse Crops
University of Kentucky
www.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/plantpathology/ext_files/PPFShtml/PPFS-GH-2.pdf

Pests of Greenhouse Sweet Peppers and their Biological Control
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp4527

Diseases of Sweet Pepper
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp4528

Suppliers of Beneficial Organisms in North America
California Environmental Protection Agency
www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/ipminov/bensuppl.htm

List of Beneficial Suppliers in the USA and Canada
University of Florida
www.hos.ufl.edu/ProtectedAg/Beneficial%20Supplier%20in%20the%20USA%20
and%20Canada.htm

Greenhouse IPM—Index
University of Connecticut IPM
www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/ipmghse.htm

  • Disease Prevention in Greenhouse Tomato: An IPM Perspective
  • Biological Pest Control in Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Managing Bacterial Canker in Tomato
  • Using Yellow Sticky Cards to Monitor for Insects
  • Biofungicides: How Do They Work? What is Commercially Available?
Greenhouse IPM Publications—Index
Oklahoma State University
www.okstate.edu/OSU_Ag/agedcm4h/pearl/insects/ipm/ipm.htm
  • A General Overview of IPM Principles and Practices
  • Scouting and Monitoring for Pests in the Commercial Greenhouse
  • Information on Insecticides for Greenhouse Growers
  • Using Biological Control Agents in the Commercial Greenhouse
  • Commercial Greenhouse Pests
Disease Control for Greenhouse Crops—Index
North Carolina State University
www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/pp/notes/Vegetable/vegetable_contents.html
  • Disease Management for Vegetables and Herbs in Greenhouses
  • Using Low Input Sustainable Methods
  • Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Tomatoes in Greenhouses
  • Virus Diseases of Greenhouse Tomatoes and Their Management
  • Botrytis Blight in Vegetable Greenhouse and Plant Beds
  • Damping-off in Seed Beds—Flower and Vegetable Seedlings
British Columbia Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops—Index
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
www.agf.gov.bc.ca/cropprot/commodity.htm
  • Emerging Viruses in Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Greenhouse Vegetable Crop Clean-up
  • Gummy Stem Blight of Greenhouse Cucumber
  • Penicillium Stem Rot of Greenhouse Cucumber
Ontario Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops—Index
Ontario Ministry of Food and Agriculture
www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/products/hort.html
  • Management of Pepino Mosaic Virus in Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Tomato Pinworm—Its Biology and Control Strategies for Greenhouse
  • Tomato Crops
  • Fusarium Stem and Fruit Rot of Greenhouse Pepper
  • Fusarium Stem and Root Rot of Greenhouse Cucumber
  • Sanitation Recommendations For Management of Insect and Mite
  • Pests of Greenhouse Vegetables
  • Screening of Greenhouses for Insect Exclusion
  • Leafminers Attacking Field Vegetables and Greenhouse Crops
  • Management of Thrips in Greenhouse Crops
  • Management of Whiteflies in Greenhouse Crops
  • Biology of White Flies in Greenhouse Crops

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Greenhouse Design, Management, and Economics

Texas Greenhouse Management Handbook
Texas A&M University, Aggie Horticulture
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/greenhouse/nursery/guides/green/index.html

Florida Greenhouse Design
University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scripts/htmlgen.exe?DOCUMENT_AE016

Building and Equipment Plans: Greenhouses
University of Kentucky
www.bae.uky.edu/ext/Plans/plans_Horticulture.htm#green

Greenhouses and Similar Structures
University of Kentucky
www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/introsheets/greenhouse.pdf

Starting A Greenhouse Business
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p1957.htm

Marketing and Economics for Greenhouse Vegetables (slide show)
North Carolina State University
http://legacy.ncsu.edu/classes/hs734001/ppt/pdf/econ.pdf

Greenhouse Vegetable Example: Preparing a Business Plan: A Guide for Agricultural Producers
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
www.agf.gov.bc.ca/busmgmt/bus_guides/green_guide.htm

Update on Production Costs/Expected Returns Budget for Greenhouse
Virginia Cooperative Extension
www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/commhort/1995-05/commhort-30.html

Budget for Greenhouse Tomatoes
Mississippi State University
http://msucares.com/pubs/publications/p2257.pdf

A Profitability and Cash Flow Analysis of Typical Greenhouse Production in North Florida Using Tomato as an Example
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/Reports%20PDF/GHCashFlowAnalysis.pdf

Returns to Management of Greenhouse-Soilless-Grown Bell Peppers in Florida
University of Florida
www.hos.ufl.edu/protectedag/ASHS2003-Jovicich.pdf

The Bottomline in Greenhouse Tomato Production
North Carolina State University
www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/e/eaestes/are18.pdf

Components of the Greenhouse System for Environmental Control
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/opp2892

The Economics of Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Vegetables
Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex4369/$file/821-59.pdf?OpenElement

Controlling the Environment in Greenhouses Used for Tomato Production
University of Tennessee
www.utextension.utk.edu/publications/wfiles/W017.pdf

Treatment of Greenhouse Recirculating Water: Bio-Sand Filtration
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
www.agf.gov.bc.ca/resmgmt/publist/500series/512000-2.pdf

Renewable Energy in Greenhouse Production
Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, Issue 59
www.hydroponics.com.au/back_issues/issue59.html

 

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Greenhouse and Hydroponic Suppliers

DIRECTORIES

List of Suppliers of Greenhouses and Greenhouse Production Supplies
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/gh_suppliers.htm

Green Beam Source List
All-Industry Horticultural Buyers Guide
www.greenbeam.com
The comprehensive product and supplies guide for the greenhouse industry, with 1800 product headings and 5,000 source listings.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Information Resources 1996
Deparment of Horticulture, Cornell University
www.hort.cornell.edu/department/faculty/weiler/resource/tcwres1.html
Extensive listing of resources on greenhouse topics, conferences, trade journals, organizations, publications, etc.

The Hydrolists Hydrolinks Hyperlink Homepage
www.blackforest-co.com/~hydrolinks/
Extensive listing of commercial hydroponic greenhouse Web sites.

Greenhouse Industry Trade Show On-line
http://www.greenhouse-bbs.com/bbs/
Extensive listing of commercial greenhouse industry suppliers.

HydroMall
www.hydromall.com
Extensive listing of greenhouse and hydroponic supplies.

Mayhill Press
www.mayhillpress.com/link.html
Extensive listing of greenhouse and hydroponic supplies.

A FEW SUPPLIERS OF INTEREST

Hydro-Gardens Greenhouse Supplies
www.hydro-gardens.com
Hydro-Gardens carries a full line of greenhouse equipment and supplies as well as an extensive line of publications, manuals, and proceedings geared to commercial greenhouse vegetable production.

Crop King
www.cropking.com
Crop King carries a full line of greenhouse equipment and supplies, including a turnkey organic greenhouse tomato production system. CropKing also sponsors annual grower seminars on commercial greenhouse vegetable production.

Earthbox
www.earthbox.com
EarthBox is a self-watering, self-fertilizing containerized production system.

Greenfire
www.greenfire.net
Greenfire manufactures the Earth Juice line of liquid organic fertilizers and carries a full line of organic fertilizers and biostimulants.

General Hydroponics
www.genhydro.com
General Hydroponics manufactures several lines of liquid organic fertilzers and biostimulants, including Floralicious, Rare Earth, Diamond Nectar, and Chi. The CocoTek grower medium offers an organic alternative to rockwool.

Superior Growers Supply
www.sgs-hydroponic.com/index.php
SGS carries Age Old Organics, Budswell, bat guano, and related liquid organic fertilizers.

Home Harvest Garden Supply, Inc.
www.homeharvest.com/orgfertliquid.htm
Home Harvest carries liquid organic fertilizers and biostimulants, including FoxFarm, Botanicare Pure Blend, Dr. Pursifull's Organic Elixirs Worm Tea, Earth Juice, Alaska, and Saltwater Farms brands.

GTG Hydroponics
www.gtghydroponics.com
GTG Hydroponics carries liquid organic fertilizers and biostimulants, including Age Old Organics, Alaska, Earth Juice, Floralicious, FoxFarm, MetaNaturals, Pure Blend, Super Tea Mix, and Budswell brands.

Esoteric Hydroponics
http://www.1-hydroponics.co.uk
Esoteric Hydroponics provides an on-line hydroponics manual. Of special interest is the section on growth enhancers, nutrients and additives, and biostimulants.

Simply Hydroponics and Organics
www.simplyhydro.com
Especially see " Hydroponic University " and the range of organic fertilizers and biostimulants.

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Greenhouse Magazines and Newsletters

Growing Edge
www.growingedge.com

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouse
www.hydroponics.com.au

Grower Talks
www.growertalks.com

Greenhouse Management & Production
www.greenbeam.com

Greenhouse Grower
www.greenhousegrower.com

American Vegetable Grower
www.americanvegetablegrower.com

Greenhouse Product News
www.gpnmag.com/gpn/index.cfm?CFID=2549797&CFTOKEN=15468081

The Vegetarian Newsletter—Florida
www.hos.ufl.edu/vegetarian/vegetarian.htm

Mile High Growing newsletter—Colorado
www.colostate.edu/Depts/HLA/GHEX/newsletter/index.htm

Greenhouse Business Newsletter—Alberta
www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/newslett.nsf/homemain/ghb

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Newsletter
www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/crops/hort/news/

The Texas Greenhouse Bulletin
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/greenhouse/nursery/newslet/index.html

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Greenhouse Bibliographies, Proceedings, and Literature Collections

InfoBasket
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
http://infobasket.gov.bc.ca/Infoman/communities/community.asp?UserID=2&
An information portal to Web-based materials. See the new "community" on greenhouse vegetables.

PLANT—Purdue Landscape and Nursery Thesaurus
Purdue University
http://bluestem.hort.purdue.edu/plant/
An index to more than 7,000 Web sites on landscape and nursery production information, organized by topic headings.

Greenhouse Production Topical Index
EDIS—University of Florida
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topicindex2.html
  • Greenhouses
  • Greenhouse Production
  • Greenhouse Pest Insects
  • Greenhouse Pest Mites
  • Greenhouse Tomato
  • Hydroponic Production
  • Cultural Practices for Vegetables
  • Nursery Production
  • Nursery Media

Greenhouse Vegetable Production Publications
University of Florida, Protected Agriculture Greenhouse Project
http://www.hos.ufl.edu/protectedag/publications.htm
Extensive list of research papers and extension reports.

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Production Index
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/greenhouse.htm
Extensive list of greenhouse & hydroponic resources.

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Reports
North Florida Research and Education Center—Suwannee Valley
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/greenhouse_rpts.htm
  • Evaluation of Organic Nutrient Sources in the Production of Greenhouse Hydroponic Basil
  • Evaluation of Six Basil Cultivars Grown in a Vertical Hydroponic Production System Inside a Greenhouse
  • The Development and Demonstration of an Outdoor Hydroponic Specialty Crop Production System for North Florida
  • Comparison of Six Soilless Media In a Vertical Production System (Verti-Gro) for Basil
  • Evaluation of Greenhouse Cluster Tomato Cultivars in Florida
  • Greenhouse Cut Flower Zinnia Production

Southeastern United States Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show Proceedings, 1999
May 19, 1999—Tallahassee, Florida
http://nfrec-sv.ifas.ufl.edu/Reports%20HTML/proceedings.htm

Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouse—Index to Articles and Back Issues
http://hydroponics.com.au/php/viewforum.php?f=4

Hydroponics + Controlled Environment Agriculture—Index
The University of Arizona, Controlled Environment Agriculture Center
http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/research/archive/index.htm

Florinet Archives
Ohio State University
http://floriculture.osu.edu/bissues.html

Crop King—Index to Articles
www.cropking.com/artin.shtml

HydroFarm Library
www.hydrofarm.com/content/library.html

Acta Horticulturae Symposiums
International Society for Horticultural Science
www.actahort.org/books/byscw/scwcode_allscw.htm
Acta Horticulturae is the published symposium series from ISHS. The Acta Horticulturae Web site provides searchable, bibliographic access to citations and abstracts; full-text articles are available by subscription. ISHS has sponsored several dozen symposia on greenhouse related topics, including: Greenhouse Production, Soilless Culture, Hydroponics, Nutrient Film Technique, Protected Culture, Vegetable Growing under Glass, Substrates and Media.

 

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Greenhouse Related Topics from ATTRA

GREENHOUSE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Organic Greenhouse Vegetable Production
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=45

Organic Greenhouse Tomato Production
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=54

Organic Greenhouse Herb Production
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=53

Aquaponics—Integration of Hydroponics with Aquaculture
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=56

Sustainable Small-Scale Nursery Production
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=60

Season Extension Techniques for Market Gardeners
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=52

Solar Greenhouses
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=59

Root Zone Heating for Greenhouse Crops
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/rootzone.html

Compost Heated Greenhouses
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=57

 

POTTING MIXES

Organic Potting Mixes for Certified Organic Production
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=47

 

SOIL FERTILITY MANAGEMENT

Alternative Soil Testing Laboratories
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/soil-lab.html

Sources for Organic Fertilizers and Amendments
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/orgfert.html

Overview of Cover Crops and Green Manures
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/covercrop.html

Sustainable Soil Management
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/soilmgmt.html

Sustainable Management of Soil-Borne Plant Diseases
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/soilborne.html

 

ORGANIC MARKETING AND CERTIFICATION

Organic Farm Certification and the National Organic Program
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=152

National Organic Program Compliance Checklist for Producers
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=155

Organic System Plan (OSP) Templates for Certifiers
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/OSPtemplates.html

NCAT's Organic Crops Workbook: A Guide to Sustainable and Allowed Practices
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=67

Organic Marketing Resources
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/markres.html

 

ORGANIC NON-TREATED SEEDS

Organic Seed Suppliers Search
http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/altseed_search.php?

 

PEST MANAGEMENT

Integrated Pest Management
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=146

Integrated Pest Management for Greenhouse Crops
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=48

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Aphid Control
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=49

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Thrips Control
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=50

Greenhouse IPM: Sustainable Whitefly Control
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=51

Use of Baking Soda as a Fungicide
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=126

Notes on Compost Teas
www.attra.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=125

Alternative Nematode Control
www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/summaries/summary.php?pub=149

 

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Vegetable Production Resources on the Internet
By Steve Diver
NCAT Agriculture Specialist
Copyright © 2004 National Center for Appropriate Technology
IP159
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