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Ball RedBook
Ball RedBook

Ball RedBook

Crop Culture and Production

Edited by Jim Nau, Edited by Bill Calkins, By Allison Westbrook


696 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $79.95 (US $79.95) (CA $107.95)

Publication Date: June 2021

ISBN 9781733254120

Rights: WOR

Ball Publishing (BPU) (Jun 2021)
Ball Publishing

Price: $79.95


Offering detailed information on the production of 216 flower, herb, and vegetable crops, including a new chapter on cannabis/hemp

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.

Author Biography

Bill Calkins capitalizes on his horticultural product management and greenhouse trade media background to spot the latest trends and creative strategies to drive the industry forward. After leading the editorial side of two top industry trade magazines for seven years, he joined the Ball Seed marketing team in 2007 and served in that role for more than 10 years. Bill is now a senior editor with Ball Publishing and digital communications manager with Ball Horticultural. Bill was the 126th President of Western Nursery & Landscape Association and is a board member with Jim Nau is the Cultural Advisor and Horticultural Historian to the Ball Horticultural Company, a recipient of the Perennial Plants Association's Garden Media Award and a speaker at gardening conferences across the U.S. and Canada as well as China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He is the author of the Ball Culture Guide, The Ball Perennial Manual and editor of the Ball RedBook 18th and 19th editions. He has been President of All-America Selections, the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers and has received a number of honors and accolades from the horticultural industry. 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 GrowerTalks/Green Profit magazine, in the role of Staff Editor.