Production of Vegetables, Strawberries, and Cut Flowers Using Plasticulture (NRAES-133)
Lamont, William J.; Bartok, John W.; Berghage, Robert D.; Bonanno, A. Richard; Fiola, Joseph A.; Garrison, Stephen A.; Garthe, James W.; Hochmuth, George J.; Hodges, Laurie; Olson, Steve; Orzolek, Michael D.; Paterson, James W.; Ross, David S.; Rouse, Robert; Sellmer, James; Wells, Otho S.
Plasticulture is the use of plastics in agriculture. The book discusses plastic mulch, drip irrigation, fertigation, season extension, windbreaks, crop establishment, and more. Strawberry and cut flower production are described in depth. Plasticulture helps achieve earlier and higher yields, and more efficient use of resources. Intended for growers, gardeners, landscapers, and educators the book includes 85 black and white photos, 18 illustrations, sample calculations, and a glossary.
This 156 page publication (NRAES-133) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)
Vegetables; Strawberries; Cut flowers; Plastics in agriculture; Fruit and Vegetable Production; Small-Scale Farming
Previously Published As
Lamont, W. J. and Bartok, J. W. (2004). Production of vegetables, strawberries, and cut flowers using plasticulture. Ithaca, N.Y.: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension.