Hydroponic / Greenhouse Crops
The primary crops grown in greenhouses include: pepper, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, herbs, and strawberry. The industry in Florida has changed from primarily either tomato or cucumber in the early 1990s to the diversity of today. A variety of structure types are used, as well. Structures include both fan and pad or naturally ventilated systems. Both are successfully used in the state depending on cropping intentions. More...
- Florida Greenhouse Production Handbook
Considerations for financial issues, construction, crops, production, pest management, and marketing.
- Greenhouse Crops
Cucumbers, muskmelons, peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, and alternative crops.
- Greenhouse Design
Cost estimates, structure design, plans, and construction.
- Greenhouse Manufacturers & Suppliers
Lists of nationwide manufacturers and suppliers.
- Greenhouse Rainwater Catchment
Rainwater catchment from a high tunnel for irrigation use.
- Hydroponic Production
Design suggestions, greenhouse management, nutrients, and crop varieties.
- Marketing, Economics & Risk Management
Direct marketing, market management, production risk management, and farmers' markets.
- Seed Sources
A list of nationwide seed sources.
State & Federal Agencies
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)
- Greenhouse Production Research Group-- Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
- Virtual Grower-- Agricultural Research Service (USDA)
Other University Sites
- Controlled Environment Agriculture Center--University of Arizona
- Hydroponic Crop Program--Ohio State University
- Hydroponics--Texas A&M University
- Nursery & Greenhouse Production--North Carolina State University
- Plasticulture--Penn State University
Organization & Associations
- American Society for Plasticulture
- Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers
- Horticultural Crops: Greenhouse Production--ATTRA
- Progressive Garden Trade Association (PGTA)
- The Association of Horticulture Professionals (OFA)
- U.S. Hydroonic Association