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A comprehensive guide to the basics of growing greenhouse cucumbers, this manual aims to assist Australian greenhouse growers in the development of good agricultural practices. This manual contains science-based information in a simple to use format that is relevant to a basic greenhouse horticultural enterprise to controlled environment horticulture.


CONTENTS:

About this manual

List of tables

Introduction to greenhouse cucumber production

Growing cucumbers

Optimising production

Greenhouse design and technology

Hydroponic systems and technology

Feeding the crop

Plant nutrition

Cucumber disorders and their management

Cucumber diseases and their management

Cucumber pests and their management

Pesticides, sprays and their use in cucumbers

Marketing and handling of cucumbers

Waste management

Health and safety in the greenhouse

Some resources and further reading


AUTHORS: 

Jeremy Badgery-Parker worked for the NSW DPI for 16 years. He worked directly with farmers and other industry stakeholders from a diverse range of backgrounds to assist adoption of better practices in greenhouse and hydroponic vegetable and floriculture production.

Leigh James has thirty three years frontline experience in planning, delivering and assessing extension programs for commercial horticultural producers, particularly vegetable growers in the Sydney basin, with an emphasis on the adoption of Best Ag Practices that realise grower, environmental, food and consumer safety.

Joshua Jarvis is a horticultural consultant, who spent 12 years with the NSW DPI. He has extensive knowledge of protected cropping production systems, encompassing environmental control, crop management and all aspects of production systems.

Dr Sophie Parks is a plant physiologist for the NSW DPI working primarily in the area of greenhouse and hydroponic vegetable production. Her research is aimed at improving the efficiency, quality and sustainability of greenhouse and hydroponic crops in an Australian context.

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2008
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
220
Pages
PUBLISHER
Agriculture NSW
SELLER
NSW Trade & Investment
SIZE
36
MB

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