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The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook

In the world of greenhouse and hoophouse cultivation, Andrew Mefferd’s “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook” emerges as a beacon of knowledge, guiding both novice and seasoned growers through the intricacies of protected agriculture. Lauded by Ben Hartman, the author of The Lean Farm, this handbook is recognized for bridging the knowledge gap in market gardening literature, offering invaluable insights to enhance productivity and profitability in your greenhouse.

Why This Handbook Is A Must-Have For Every Grower

With large-scale producers currently dominating the greenhouse produce market, the key to leveling the competitive field lies in mastering the best practices for cultivating the eight most lucrative crops: tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, leafy greens, lettuce, herbs, and microgreens. “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook” demystifies these practices, equipping growers with the tools to unlock the full potential of their protected spaces.

A Deep Dive into Protected Agriculture Mastery

Andrew Mefferd, with years of consulting experience across diverse agricultural climates and conditions, distills his extensive knowledge into a comprehensive guide. From selecting the appropriate structure to mastering the nuances of heating, cooling, lighting, and irrigation, this book covers every aspect of protected growing, transcending mere do’s and don’ts to provide a strategic framework for crop management.

What Sets This Handbook Apart?

  • A Decision-Making Framework: Tailor your crop management strategies to thrive in any climate, soil condition, or protected growing environment.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Delve into chapters on structures, climate control, plant basics, propagation, pruning, trellising, grafting, and much more.
  • Real-World Expertise: Benefit from Mefferd’s firsthand experience with protected agriculture, offering practical advice for optimizing greenhouse space and operations.

Beyond the Book: A Catalyst for Change

“The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook” is more than a resource—it’s a catalyst for sustainable change. By empowering growers to make informed decisions, this book not only aims to boost profitability but also contributes to re-localizing our food systems, ensuring that high-quality, local produce is available year-round.

Step Into a More Profitable Future

Whether you’re looking to refine your current greenhouse operation or dreaming of launching your own, Mefferd’s handbook is your gateway to success in the lucrative world of protected cultivation.

Seize this opportunity to revolutionize your growing practices, satisfy customer demand for local food, and stake your claim in the competitive greenhouse market. “The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook” awaits to guide you on this rewarding journey.

Order your copy now and embark on the path to a more productive and profitable greenhouse future.


Author: Andrew Mefferd

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603586375

Pages: 288 

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 8 x 10 inch