A former project led greenhouse vegetable consultant Gary Hickman to recently publish the “Worldwide Greenhouse Vegetable Producers List,” available now on Hickman’s Web site.
“A month or so ago, I put out a 40-page booklet on greenhouse production statistics,” said Hickman, a retired greenhouse vegetable adviser who worked at the University of California-Davis.
“There weren’t but a couple individual companies listed (in that booklet). I got feedback from customers saying they wanted more information on companies.”
The 28-page publication lists 319 greenhouse vegetable companies from 30 countries around the world, including 227 Internet references.
“I got a lot of the information off of companies’ Web sites,” Hickman said. “Even the foreign countries … with the new technology on these Web sites, you can just click translate, and it will put it in English.
“I already have 20 more companies to update, and updates are no charge to people who buy the book," he said. "I would think that, once I start to sell it, I’ll be hearing from a lot more.”
The book sells for $75 and can be ordered at Hickman’s Web site at www.cuestaroble.com.