Horticulture Production Links

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Substrate and Fertilizer Information

University of Tennessee PB1616 Plant Nutrition and Fertilizers for Greenhouse Production

University of Tennessee PB1618 Growing Media for Greenhouse Production

University of Tennessee–How to Read a Soil Test

Cornell – Greenhouse Substrates and pH

Cornell – Read about Nitrogen forms Here

Crop Production Guides

University of Tennessee Guide to Producing Vegetable Transplants


Rutgers University Webpage with several tools to help you formulate greenhouse production budgets: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/Green-House/Greenhouse-Index.html  


Charlie Hall’s Horticulture Business Information Network – very good resource on horticultural business and economics

Rutgers University Workbook on Marketing Agricultural Products: http://aesop.rutgers.edu/~farmmgmt/marketing/tomarket.pdf

Other Useful Links

University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification

Irrigation Water Testing Labs

Penn State University — Irrigation Water for Nurseries and Greenhouses

Waters Agricultural Laboratory


General Greenhouse Supplies (including structures) Griffin’s Greenhouse Supply – www.griffins.com

FarmTek – https://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/cat1;;ft_greenhouse_equipment.html Grower’s Supply – http://www.growerssupply.com/farm/supplies/home

Greenhouse Megastore – http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/

BWI Companies – http://www.bwicompanies.com/

Gempler’s – http://www.gemplers.com

Atlas Manufacturing – https://atlasgreenhouse.com/category/greenhouses/

Univ. of FL vendor listing for various greenhouse supplies across the nation –http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs255  

Rimol Greenhouses and Supplies – https://www.rimolgreenhouses.com/

Local Suppliers

Knoxville Seed Company – http://www.knoxseed.com/index.php

Mize Wholesale Greenhouse and Garden Supply – http://mizeonline.com/

Local Co-op

Industry Links

Associations – Professional Associations provide helpful information, host professional conferences, and are a great way to network within the industry.

TNLA, MTNA – See https://extension.tennessee.edu/eastern/Pages/Horticulture-Area-Associations.aspx for more information on local associations.

Dr. Charlie Hall’s List of Associations and Trade Publications – http://ellisonchair.tamu.edu/emphasis-areas/marketing-economics/#assoc

Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers – www.ascfg.org

North Carolina Commercial Flower Growers Association – www.nccfga.org

Society of American Florists – www.safnow.org

Industry Publications – Keep up with these online resources for trends and helpful articles related to growing greenhouse crops

GPN – Greenhouse Product News – www.gpnmag.com

Greenhouse Grower – www.greenhousegrower.com

Greenhouse Management – www.greenhousemanagementonline.com

Green Profit – www.ballpublishing.com/GreenProfit/Default.aspx

GrowerTalks – www.ballpublishing.com/growertalks/default.aspx