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Ball RedBook

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Ball Publishing got its start early in the history of Ball Horticultural Co. (which was founded in 1905). Ball’s founder, George. J. Ball, was a seedsman and flower grower of the highest order. But he was also a prolific writer, and a big proponent of the sharing of knowledge. Two of his company’s earliest book projects were “Seed Sowing” and “Gravel Culture.”

But his best-known work and legacy is the “Ball RedBook.” First published in 1932, the Ball RedBook is considered to be the “bible” for the greenhouse industry. It’s loaded with detailed production information for annuals, perennials, cut flowers and other floriculture crops, plus in-depth chapters on greenhouses and growing technology.

Now in its 19th edition, the Ball RedBook is bigger and better than ever—nearly 1,000 pages across two volumes covering every topic the modern greenhouse operator needs to know. This latest edition includes sections on robotics and artificial intelligence, controlled-environment agriculture, and cannabis production, to name just a few of the many updates and additions.

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The Ball RedBook has sold hundreds of thousand of copies around the world. Visit a greenhouse on any continent and chances are you can find a well-worn copy of the RedBook.

Order your copies through Independent Publishers Group. Both volumes are available as hardcover books or as an ePub for your eReader.

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