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  • Unknown author (2005-06-07
  • Unknown author (2005-06-20
  • Dizzia, Lee (2005-01-28
      close up of valley of gutter connected greenhouse
  • van den Belt, M.; Forgie, V.; Farley, J. (Academic Press, Waltham.Waltham, 2011
      Valuation is about tradeoffs between alternative options, regardless of whether these tradeoffs are consciously made or not. Natural capital contributes substantially to societal and individual well-being by sustaining economies, generating life support functions and innumerable amenities, and assimilating waste. Societies that rely on the market system for resource allocation generally underestimate the contribution of natural capital to human welfare. Valuation exercises are about making these contributions more visible and thereby generate a better understanding of the way we assess, negotiate, measure, and use tradeoffs. Short-term, enduring, localized, individual tradeoffs are more easily perceived and estimated, and markets in many cases automatically calculate a monetary value or the market system can be simulated to provide a value. Tradeoffs and, therefore, valuation of more systemic ecosystem services, provided free by natural capital, require capturing long-term, risky and uncertain, global, and co-evolving community-oriented perceptions, and are much more difficult to make explicit. This chapter aims to cover a valuation continuum and first presents the approaches that fall in the realm of neoclassical economics valuation tools by providing examples of valuation from an ecological economics perspective.
  • Fisher, B.; Bateman, I. J.; Turner, K. (Routledge, London, U. K..London, U. K., 2010
  • Turner, K.; Georgiou, S.; Fisher, B. (Earthscan, London, UK.London, UK, 2008
      Ecosystem services can be broadly defined as the aspects of ecosystems that provide benefits to people. This book provides guidance on the valuation of ecosystem services, using the case of multifunctional wetlands to illustrate and make recommendations regarding the methods and techniques that can be applied to appraise management options. It provides a review of ecosystem service valuation rationale, including its importance from both a policy and project appraisal perspective, and a useful reference when considering policy and appraisal of ecosystem management options. It shows how legal obligations and other high-level management targets should be taken into account in valuation exercises, thus giving important policy context to the management options. The authors set out what they call an Ecosystem Services Approach to the full appraisal of the role of ecosystem services in the economy and society. Although concentrating on wetlands, the approaches suggested provide an assessment framework that can be applied to other types of ecosystem assets.
  • Wilson, Sandra (2005-10-18
      Trial beds are an important part of the selection process. Ball does this on site.
  • Tignor, Milton (2005-01-28
  • Tignor, Milton (2005-01-28
      leaf lettuce and other salad greens in plug trays ready for tranplanting in field
  • McMahon, Peg (2006-04-25
      When plants are to be shipped when outside temperatures are high and cooling cannot be provided, using ventilated shipping boxes can help prevent heat build-up in the boxes.
  • McMahon, Peg (2005-10-21
      Some greenhouses have "air-intake" corridors that allow outside air to be warmed before it enters the growing area.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Chris Conant, Vice President of Claussen Enterprises explains how computer use has improved their bookkeeping, production process, and labor costs.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Chris Conant, Vice President of Claussen Enterprises, discusses the biggest challenges of the business and what he sees happening in the next ten years. He talks with Dr. Buddy Tignor, University of Vermont, about what he wishes new employees knew more about.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Owners Tim and Janet Taylor discuss the challenges they faced when they first started their business, their continuing crop management education, their plans for the next ten years, computer integration in their business and in crop planning, and their advice to college students and on small business planning.
  • Unknown author (2004-10-12
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Owner Tim Taylor discusses undersized heating system caused by enlarging the greenhouse structure without upgrading heater.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Dr. Buddy Tignor, University of Vermont, introduces Chris Conant, Vice President of Claussen Enterprises. Mr. Conant explains that they have 400,000 square feet of greenhouse space in their wholesale/retail operation. He talks about the history of the company, number of employees, and how he came to the business after growing up on a family owned dairy farm.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Dr. Buddy Tignor, University of Vermont, gives brief introduction to Crossroad Farm with owner Tim Taylor.
  • Tignor, Milton; Wilson, Sandra; Giacomelli, Gene; Kubota, Chieri; McMahon, Margaret (2005-02-10
      Chris Conant, Vice President of Claussen Enterprises discusses year-round, part-time, and seasonal employees with Dr. Buddy Tignor, University of Vermont. Educational internship programs from a regional technical high school and University of Vermont are also discussed.

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