Part1Lecture1-3 - HORTICULTURE 221 GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES...

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HORTICULTURE 221 GREENHOUSE STRUCTURES AND MANAGEMENT Dr. John A. Biernbaum Department of Horticulture Michigan State University This outline was prepared by Dr. John Biernbaum for use in the course listed above and is not to be reproduced for any other use without his permission. These lecture outlines are not meant to be a complete set of lecture notes. It is only the instructors outlines which are being made available for students to help with note taking and for those that missed a class. THIS OUTLINE MUST BE SUPPLEMENTED BY NOTES FROM THE LECTURES AND MATERIAL FROM THE TEXT BOOK. Class attendance is required. Additional information is also available in the optional course readings.
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Fall 2002 Biernbaum, MSU HRT 221, pg 1 HRT 221 Greenhouse Structures and Management Part I Outline -- Introduction -types of crops -types of jobs -- Marketing Strategies -- Site Selection -location of production areas -criteria for selection of a site -- Site Layout and Planning -traffic flow -headhouse -orientation --Structures -brief history of greenhouse structures -types of structures - profiles -terminology and parts -calculating areas and volumes -design criteria, functional features -structural materials --Glazings / Coverings -selection criteria -materials and their characteristics --Light -characterization of light -maximizing solar radiation -reducing light for temperature control -photoperiod control -supplemental high intensity lighting --Benches and Arrangements -design criteria -materials --Materials Handling and Equipment First Class (Meeting 1) Introductions Greenhouse Information Quiz What does a greenhouse look like? What do students want from the course? Review of syllabus, schedule and grading. Types of crops and operations: (Meeting 2) Since this is an introductory level class, it is very important to take some time and determine the level of experience and exposure to the greenhouse industry. In general, the students have had little experience, so it helps to discuss typical categories of greenhouse crop production and what types of jobs are available. This information is also very important for the construction project and the development of a production and marketing plan.
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Fall 2002 Biernbaum, MSU HRT 221, pg 2 Bedding Plants: impatiens, geraniums, marigolds, petunia often grown in lower cost structures typically January through July (recent extension) Michigan leading producer, several recent changes and continued growth Potted Plants: poinsettias, chrysanthemums, Easter Lily, others holiday crops vs year round crops certain type of structure and environmental control helpful Michigan leading producer of Easter Lilies Foliage Plants: ficus, schefflera, spath, palms, baskets many different types of crops most grown in Florida, Texas, California, Hawaii Holding or finishing facilities, some production of hanging baskets Cut Flowers: roses, mums, carnations, many others change in production areas, international marketing important production decreasing but still room for quality product
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course HRT 221 taught by Professor Biernbaum during the Fall '04 term at Michigan State University.

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