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Other Design Information Resources—Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, Vol 2

G. J. Hochmuth

There are many sources of information that can be very useful in the development of a profitable greenhouse vegetable production system. If there are greenhouses already being successfully operated in the area, it can be very helpful to talk directly with veteran local producers. The county Extension agent can help with information about who the active growers are and about local growers' associations. Established growers should have informed opinions about professional contractors that install greenhouses and about what works and what doesn't.

In addition to growers' opinions, there are several well regarded trade journals that review products and feature techniques used by successful growers. There are also design booklets distributed by equipment manufacturers that can be very informative. In addition, most manufacturers have technical representatives that are available to answer questions concerning design and proper installation of their equipment. Finally, there are other Extension publications that address many topics of particular concern to the Florida grower in greater detail than is usually found in publications intended for a national audience.

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For more information on greenhouse crop production, please visit our website at

For the other chapters in the Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, see the documents listed below:

Volume 1: IntroductionFinancial ConsiderationsPre-Construction ConsiderationsCrop ProductionConsiderations for Managing Greenhouse PestsSummary

Volume 2: Physical Greenhouse Design ConsiderationsProduction SystemsOther Design Information Resources

Volume 3: PrefaceGeneral Aspects of Plant GrowthProduction SystemsIrrigation of Greenhouse VegetablesFertilizer Management for Greenhouse VegetablesProduction of Greenhouse TomatoesGreenhouse Cucumber ProductionGreenhouse Nematode ManagementAlternative Greenhouse CropsVegetable Insect Identification and Management

Publication #HS781

Release Date:November 27, 2018

Reviewed At:September 3, 2021

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University of Florida

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About this Publication

This document is HS781, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date April 1999. Revised January 2001. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

G. J. Hochmuth, professor emeritus, Department of Soil and Water Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611. The Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook is edited by George Hochmuth, professor emeritus, Department of Soil and Water Sciences; and R. C. Hochmuth, Extension agent IV, UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center–Suwannee Valley; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.


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