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A Handbook of Gravity-Flow Water Systems
by Thomas Jordan

Originally written for the construction of gravity-flow drinking water systems in Nepal, this book is equally applicable for other locations around the world. Organized for quick reference, it is quickly and easily understood.

Publisher: Practical Action Publishing Pub. Date: December 1984 ISBN-13: 9780946688500 250pp Edition Description: Revised Edition Number: 2

094668850
Price: $29.95
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A Study of Insects
A basic introductory guide to the collection, identification, and study of insects and other arthropods.

Publication Number: 2949 Author: Paul C. Baker Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: Rev. 1977 Length: 40 pp.

093187686
Price: $3.50
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Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants
Author: Laurance R. Costello

This manual contains a wealth of information to help you diagnose abiotic disorders in landscape plants – disorders caused by environmental, physiological or other nonbiological factors.

You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 different abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and hail. You’ll also learn how to develop a step-by-step diagnostic strategy.

Included are strategies, techniques, and tools you can use in diagnosing plant problems, common injury symptoms and their abiotic causes, and plant traits that can resemble abiotic disorders.

Illustrated with 319 color photographs and 38 tables, this book is a "must-have" for the library of every landscape professional.

Publication Number: 3420 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-58-7 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 242 pp.

187990658
Price: $35.00
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Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari
by Mark W. Moffett

"Mark Moffett has been described as 'the Jane Goodall of ants.' Certainly Adventures among Ants, with its detailed account of his fieldwork, makes an invaluable contribution to our scientific knowledge of these creatures. But it does more. It is so well written and captures his excitement so wonderfully that it will bring this wealth of information to a far wider audience. I was fascinated by ants when I was a child—how I wish this book had been available to me then!"—Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, and UN Messenger of Peace

"Mark Moffett is in the front rank of present-day explorer naturalists. He has been in many of the most remote parts of the world, and has thorough scientific knowledge of his subject. His photographs are superb, the best ever taken."—Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Future of Life and The Ants

"Mark Moffett's Adventures among Ants is a complete celebration of the fascinations of ants that is accessible to the general reader. Happily the book has much to offer professional biologists too. Here academics can acquire novel perspectives on issues associated with ant social biology, ranging from the foraging tactics of army ants to the evolution of the extraordinary invasive ant species now conquering the Northern Hemisphere to the utility of the term 'superorganism.' Admire the photographs but do not neglect the text."—John Alcock, author of Animal Behavior

Pub. Date: May 2010 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Hardcover, 288pp
052026199

Price: $29.95
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Agricultural Sustainability

Collaboratively written by top international experts and established scientists in various fields of agricultural research, this book focuses on the state of food production and sustainability; the problems with degradation of valuable sources of land, water, and air and their effects on food crops; the increasing demand of food resources; and the challenges of food security worldwide. The book provides cutting edge scientific tools and methods of research as well as solid background information that is accessible for those who have a strong interest in agricultural research and development and want to learn more on the challenges facing the global agricultural production systems.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780124045606
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

012404560
Price: $79.95
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Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California (2nd Edition)
Agritourism has emerged as a viable financial option for many farms and ranches. Since the publication of the first edition of Agritourism and Nature Tourism, the landscape has changed as counties and local governments incorporate agritourism into their local plans. This new edition builds on the concepts of the first, and adds updated information on regulations, risk management, and new marketing trends.

What’s new in the 2nd edition?

• Coverage of recent changes to the county, state and federal policies that impact agritourism
• An expanded marketing chapter including information on social media marketing
• An extensive listing of California agricultural marketing organizations
• An expanded chapter on risk management
• New agritourism contacts and links

As with the first edition you’ll find easy-to-use worksheets and activities that will walk you through the steps needed to determine if agritourism is for you. You’ll create business and marketing plans that can make your operation a success.

Chapters include:

Consider the Possibilities
Evaluating Your Resources: Is Tourism for You?
Creating Your Business Plan
Understanding and Navigating Regulations
Developing Your Risk Management Plan
Designing Your Marketing Strategy
Resources for Success


From farm stays and bed and breakfasts to U-pick orchards and farm stands, cooking classes to wine and olive oil tastings, the ever popular corn maze to school trips—agritourism is maturing and growing. The possibilities are still as endless as your imagination.

Workshop attendees raved about the first edition as a resource for tourist business planning. One participant from a workshop in Paso Robles said, "Chapter Two on 'Assessing Your Potential' really helped my husband and me refine our vision and get started. It made us aware of ALL the components that must be addressed." Another participant from a workshop in Reedley says, "I used the information in the manual to prepare my expansion and my plan to meet with county staff, before I submit an application."

Publication Number: 3484
Author: HOLLY GEORGE, ELLIE RILLA
Inventory Type: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-742-4
Copyright Date: 2011
Length: 151 pp

160107742
Price: $25.00
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Agronomy and Economy of Black Pepper and Cardamom
by K.P. Prabhakaran Nair

Known as the "King" of spices, black pepper (Piper nigrum L.) and the "Queen" of spices, cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum M.), both perennial crops of the tropics, are the most important and most widely sought after spice crops of the world. They both have many uses, for example, both are used as flavourings and as a medicine.

This book provides a comprehensive review of these two very important spice crops, covering origin, history, geographical distribution, production, economy and their uses.

Discusses the two major spices of great economic value to the developing world

The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

Pub. Date: July 2011 Publisher: Elsevier Science Format: Hardcover , 380pp
012391865

Price: $140.00
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ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
093187661
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APS COMPENDIUM OF ROSE DI
APS COMPENDIUM OF ROSE DI
089054052
Price: $49.00
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Aquatic and Riparian Weeds of the West
Author: J. Ditomaso

This is the first comprehensive identification manual for aquatic and riparian weeds west of the Rocky Mountains. This practical, easy-to-use guide covers 171 aquatic plant species -- consisting of 58 plant groups, including a full description of 82 species and another 96 plants compared as similar species, representing 42 plant families.

Lavishly illustrated with over 560 photographs and weighing in at 442 pages, this is a “must-have" reference and field manual for weed control specialists, land managers, water system managers, rice growers, golf course superintendents, and landscape professionals. Anyone interested in learning more about identification of important weeds of aquatic and riparian systems should make room on their bookshelf for this new guide.

In addition to the individual description of species or related species, the text also contains:

·17 shortcut identification tables to groups that share similar, unusual, or relatively uncommon characteristics
·keys to floating-leaved and submerged aquatic weeds, pondweeds, and grasses or grass-like species
·comparison tables for difficult to identify groups
·bibliography of pertinent literature
·appendix of federally listed noxious weeds in aquatic habitats
·indices to common and scientific names and synonyms

This guide’s user-friendly combination of color photos, text descriptions, keys, tables, and a glossary will increase the accuracy and speed of identification in the field.

Publication Number: 3421 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-59-4 Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 442 pp.
187990659

Price: $40.00
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BERK FOOD PROCESS ENGINEE
BERK FOOD PROCESS ENGINEE
012415923
Price: $149.95
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Berry Grower's Companion
by Barbara L. Bowling

Now available in a convenient paperback format, this berry growing reference is an essential guide for anyone growing them for pleasure or for profit. Berry fruits have long been used and appreciated in the kitchen, but the aesthetic appeal and practical benefits they bring to the garden landscape are all too often ignored. Whether using strawberry plants for ground cover, enjoying the colorful autumn foliage of blueberry bushes, or training a grapevine to climb a trellis, gardeners will find that berry plants can make highly versatile contributions to a range of environments. Backyard gardeners, as well as small fruit growers and nursery people, will find an abundance of valuable, practical information in this volume, including plant lists and tables, cultivation tips, and color photographs for plant identification.

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated Pub. Date: August 2005 ISBN-13: 9780881927269 308pp Edition Description: Reprint

088192726
Price: $19.95
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Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook

There has been a large increase in the commercial use of integrated crop/pest management methods for pest and disease control on a wide range of crops throughout the world since the first edition of this book. The completely revised second edition of the bestselling Biological Control in Plant Protection: A Color Handbook continues the objective of providing a handbook with profiles and full-color photographs of as many examples of biological control organisms from as wide a global area as possible. It is designed to help readers anticipate and recognize specific problems of pest management and then resolve them using the natural enemies of pests—parasites, predators, and pathogens.

The authors first describe the impact of predator-prey relationships on host plant species in arable, orchard, and protected environments. The main sections of the book include profiles of pests, beneficial arthropods (insects and mites), and beneficial pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and nematodes), featuring a tabular pest identification guide. Descriptions of biocontrol organisms are divided into four sections: species characteristics, lifecycle, crop/pest associations, and influences of growing practices. The text is illustrated throughout with color photographs of the highest quality.

This revised edition helps readers more fully understand the concepts and practice of biological control and integrated pest management. All chapters have been updated and expanded, and more than 300 new photographs have been added. The second edition covers new beneficial organisms and pest profiles, and it includes a new chapter on the practical aspects and application of biological control. It also contains a new final chapter that puts biological control in perspective, discussing interactions that occur when using biocontrol for population management as well as some of the possible mechanisms of biocontrol.

Product Details:
  • ISBN-13: 9781840761177
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/2/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 276

184076117
Price: $99.95
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Biological Control in the Western United States
Author: J.R. Nechols

This comprehensive volume reviews biological control theory, economic and environmental impacts, and the role of biological control in IPM programs. Seventy-nine case histories illustrate biological control projects for 62 arthropod and 22 weed pests.

Publication Number: 3361 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-21-1 Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 366 pp.
187990621

Price: $30.00
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Blueberries
by Jorge B. Retamales,
James F. Hancock

Blueberry cultivation has increased dramatically as production has shifted into new regions. Blueberries are now widely available as food and also processed to be used in medicine and pharmaceuticals for their antioxidant properties. This practical book covers the major topics of interest to blueberry breeders and researchers including botany, physiology, nutrition, growth regulation, photosynthesis, environment, weeds, pests, diseases and post-harvest management. The main focus is on the most important cultivated species, the highbush blueberry, although information on other blueberries and related species is also provided.
ISBN-13: 9781845938260 Publisher: CABI Publication date: 4/28/2012 Pages: 336

184593826
Price: $85.00
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Botany for Gardeners
by Brian Capon

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

Pub. Date: May 2010 Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated Format: Paperback, 268pp
160469095

Price: $19.95
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BURFORD APPLES OF NORTH A
BURFORD APPLES OF NORTH A
160469249
Price: $29.95
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BYCZYNSKI MARKET FARMING
BYCZYNSKI MARKET FARMING
160358386
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California Insects
by Jerry A. Powell, Charles L. Hogue

California has a vast number of insect species: estimates run 30,000-35,000 or more, and even in the better known groups, new species occasionally are discovered. This volume is the first attempt in more than half a century to summarize knowledge of this rich insect fauna, and the first work ever to provide a field guide for beginning students, and the nonspecialist reader. It selects about 600 of the more characteristic kinds of insects to represent the huge variety known. Most of these are conspicuous kinds often noticed in cities or in natural areas by gardeners, hikers, fishermen, etc. For each insect, distinguishing features of its appearance, features of its biology, and its geographical distribution in California are summarized: and an illustration (photograph or drawing) is given of the adult or some other stage.

California Insects will serve as a convenient, compact introduction to the identification and understanding of these often strange and fascinating creatures. Used with other information sources cited in the text, it provides the student, collector, or naturalist a means of efficiently developing knowledge of specialized groups of insects.

Publisher: University of California Press Pub. Date: September 1980 ISBN-13: 9780520037823 398pp Series: California Natural History Guides Series

052003782
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California Master Gardener Handbook
by Dennis R. Pittenger (Editor)

Review "Now there's a new bible on the block for home gardeners . . ." -- Holly Hayes, San Jose Mercury News, February 8, 2002

"Now there's a new bible on the block for home gardeners . . ." --Holly Hayes, San Jose Mercury News, February 8, 2002

Paperback: 702 pages Publisher: Univ of California Agriculture & Natural Resources (January 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 1879906546 ISBN-13: 978-1879906549 Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.7 inches Product Description This is the definitive guide to gardening in California! At over 700 pages, no other California gardening guide contains this depth of information. The California Master Gardener Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for all California gardeners. Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, landscape design and developing problem-solving skills.

187990654
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California Range Brushlands and Browse Plants
Author: Arthur W. Sampson

The descriptive characteristics and forage value of common California range plants.

Publication Number: 4010 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0-931876-54-7 Copyright Date: Rev. 1993 Length: 180 pp.
093187654

Price: $8.00
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California's Fading Wildflowers: Lost Legacy and Biological
by Richard A. Minnich

Early Spanish explorers in the late eighteenth century found springtime California covered with spectacular carpets of wildflowers from San Francisco to San Diego. Yet today, invading plant species have devastated this nearly forgotten botanical heritage. In this lively, vividly detailed work, Richard A. Minnich synthesizes a unique and wide-ranging array of sources--from the historic accounts of those early explorers to the writings of early American botanists in the nineteenth century, newspaper accounts in the twentieth century, and modern ecological theory--to give the most comprehensive historical analysis available of the dramatic transformation of California's wildflower prairies. At the same time, his groundbreaking book challenges much current thinking on the subject, critically evaluating the hypothesis that perennial bunchgrasses were once a dominant feature of California's landscape and instead arguing that wildflowers filled this role. As he examines the changes in the state's landscape over the past three centuries, Minnich brings new perspectives to topics including restoration ecology, conservation, and fire management in a book that will change our of view of native California.

Pub. Date: June 2008 Publisher: University of California Press Format: Hardcover, 360pp
052025353

Price: $55.00
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Cheddar Cheese Making & Elements of Dairying
John Wright Decker

In Cheddar Cheese Making & Elements of Dairying, John Wright Decker offers us a unique firsthand account of how cheese was made in the late 1800s, a time when the science of cheese making was just beginning to unravel its mysteries. The experiences of his students were not unlike those being faced by today’s farmstead and artisanal cheese makers. Decker was an instrumental force in the United States and Canada, establishing the idea that to develop a better overall dairy industry, cheese makers had to produce better cheeses. And better cheeses come from educated cheese makers.

Robert Mondavi Institute
098163452

Price: $60.00
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Citrus
Author: Davies, F.S., & Albrigo, L.G

The major types of edible citrus include sweet oranges, lemons, limes, mandarins and grapefruits. These are grown extensively around the world, the major producers being Brazil, the USA, China, Japan, Mexico and countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This book adopts an international perspective on citrus, including its biology and cultivation as well as consideration of the citrus industry. It describes the scientific basis of production practices and is aimed at professionals in the industry as well as advanced students of horticulture and allied disciplines within plant science and food science.

Binding: Paper Copyright: 1994 Edition: 1st Publisher: Oxford University Press
085198867

Price: $65.00
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Citrus Production Manual

The easy-to-use book covers citrus production in a clear and accessible way. Over 400 pages of the latest research from 40 UC and industry experts covers botany and physiology, orchard establishment, orchard management, pest management and post-harvest handling

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601078407
  • Author: L. Ferguson, E.E. Grafton-cardwell
  • Publisher: Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Publication date:March 1, 2014
  • Pages: 433

160107840
Price: $75.00
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Coast Redwood: A Natural and Cultural History
by Michael G. Barbour

Coast Redwood is the first contemporary illustrated book to focus exclusively on the natural and cultural history of the world's tallest tree. This handsome volume describes the origins, distribution, life history, ecology, and wildlife associated with coast redwood. It also presents the evolution of redwood logging and chronicles the remarkable 100-year battle for redwood preservation, from Big Basin to Headwaters Forest.

Pub. Date: August 2001 Publisher: Cachuma Press Format: Paperback, 224pp
096285055

Price: $27.95
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Coffee, Cocoa and Tea
K. C. Willson

While botanically quite different, coffee, cocoa and tea are all important plantation cash crops grown primarily in warmer, less developed regions of the world. They are typically considered together in horticulture and agriculture courses. This is the first book to provide a general introduction and overview of the scientific principles underlying their production.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Pub. Date: June 1999 ISBN-13: 9780851989198 320pp
085198919

Price: $85.00
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Commercial Greenhouse Vegetable Handbook
Author: Gary W Hickman

A new guide to principles of commercial-scale greenhouse construction and operation. This handbook also gives specifics on the greenhouse cultivation of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and lettuce, the four most common greenhouse crops for California. Included are how to lay out the planting area, train the plants to overhead wire supports, fertilize and water them, keep them safe from pests, and harvest and market their produce.

Publication Number: 21575 Author: GARY W HICKMAN Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-346-4 Copyright Date: 1998 Length: 24 pp.

082393551
Price: $5.00
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Compendium of Apple and Pear Diseases
Edited by A.L. Jones and H.S. Aldwinckle

International in scope, this book discusses diseases and disorders of all significant cultivars. Simply match the symptoms on your plants with one of the book's color photographs. Then refer to the corresponding text which describes the related symptoms, causes, cycles, and control practices.

1990; 125 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 170 color photographs; 26 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-109-4
089054109

Price: $34.98
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Compendium of Barley Diseases
by Don E. Mathre (Editor), D.E. Mathre (Editor)

Originally published in 1982, this new edition is extensively revised. Changes include 26 additional color photographs, new sections, re-written sections, coverage of new diseases that were described after 1982, updated symptom and pathogen descriptions, updated literature citations, and updated disease and pathogen nomenclature.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: November 1997 ISBN-13: 9780890541807 120pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser. Edition Description: REVISED Edition Number: 2

089054180
Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Bean Diseases
Edited by Howard F. Schwartz, James R. Steadman, Robert Hall, and Robert L. Forster

"...highly recommended to every plant pathologist, especially those active in extension work." -- Journal of Phytopathology

“This compendium is a very good source of scientific and practical information on diseases of beans. The way it is organized makes the compendium easy to consult, even by non-specialists, and very useful for disease diagnosis and to provide immediate information on the causal organism and its life cycle and epidemiology. Thus, it will be of great use for all scientists, students and agriculturalists interested in the study and cultivation of beans.” -- Nematologia Mediterranea

"...has a disease-for-dummies feel to it with hints for disease diagnosis such as illustrations of the diseased crop in the field, specific location of the disease on the plant, and symptom definitions with illustrations such as shriveled leaves versus wrinkled, bubbled leaves." -- Mycologist's Bookshelf

"The second edition of the Compendium of Bean Diseases provides a much appreciated update and expansion after 14 years with the aim of providing an international overview over biotic and abiotic diseases of Phaseolus beans…the international scope of the compendium is of great importance.” -- European Journal of Plant Pathology

“…very informative and excellently written and illustrated compendium…this book will be of great interest to bean growers, plant protection specialists, diagnostic clinicians and all others interested in recognition or management of bean plants diseases.” -- The Journal of Plant Protection Research

2005; 8.5” x 11” soft cover; 120 pages; 201 images; ISBN 0-89054-327-5; (1 lb.); Item No. 43275
089054327

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Blueberry and Cranberry Diseases
Edited by Frank L. Caruso and Donald C. Ramsdell

A thorough look at diseases and disorders, as well as insect-related problems that mimic disease symptoms. Protecting your crop from disease couldn't be simpler. Just match the symptoms on your plants with one of this book's color photographs. Then refer to the index to learn more about prevention, causes, cycles, and control.

1995; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 87 pages; 193 color photographs; 73 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-1736
089054173

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Brassica Diseases
Author: APS

This highly anticipated color guidebook is a thorough, authoritative, and practical reference for anyone who needs to diagnose and manage disease problems in brassica crops destined for vegetable markets, seeds, oil, and condiments.

Fifty-nine international disease experts contributed to the coverage of more than a dozen brassica crops: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Kohlrabi, Greens, Asian Mustard Greens, Chinese Broccoli (Chinese Kale), Chinese Cabbage, Horseradish, Radish, Turnip, Rutabaga, Oilseed Rape (Canola, Rapeseed), and Culinary or Condiment Mustards.

This compendium will be essential for extension scientists working in agriculture and horticulture and for other advisors, including individuals in regulatory agencies, as well as those in the private sector dealing with seed and fungicide retail and with disease scouting. The book is also useful for brassica crop growers, plant pathology and ag science teachers, students, research scientists, and plant breeders.

Binding: Paper Copyright: 2006 Edition: 1st

089054344
Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests

Compendium of Chickpea and Lentil Diseases and Pests is the first ever comprehensive treatise of diseases and insect pests affecting two crops that play an important role in ensuring food and nutritional security to millions of people, particularly in arid and semiarid regions of the world. It is the result of work of more than 80 expert scientists from 12 countries.

This compendium is a field guide on diagnosis and management of diseases, insect pests, and noninfectious disorders of chickpea and lentil. It covers diseases caused by fungi, nematodes, viruses, bacteria, phytoplasmas, parasitic weeds, and insect damage. It also provides diagnostics and treatments for noninfectious disorders including nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, herbicide injuries, and environmental problems like heat stress, waterlogging, and cold injury. A helpful section on the theory and practice of disease and pest management utilizing cultural practices, epidemiology, and population genetics is included.

This new compendium is a ready-reference book for growers, diagnosticians, extension specialists, and crop protection scientists and students. Worldwide regulatory agencies and international agriculture organizations will utilize this color guide as a trusted resource for many years to come.


089054383
Price: $79.00
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Compendium of Chrysanthemum Diseases
Edited by R. Kenneth Horst and Paul E. Nelson

This essential reference contains 56 color photographs and accompanying text for identification, prevention, diagnosing, and controlling chrysanthemum diseases. Diseases are arranged according to casual agents for easy reference. Infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas, and nematodes are covered first followed by noninfectious diseases caused by physiological problems, environmental imbalances, air pollution, pesticide toxicity, and nutritional deficiencies and toxicities. A glossary, index, and selected references are also included.

1997; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 88 pages; 58 color photographs; 40 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-177-9
089054177

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Citrus Diseases
by L. W. Timmer (Editor), S. M. Garnsey (Editor), J. H. Graham (Editor)

Compendium of Citrus Diseases, Second Edition covers the extensive progress made in citrus disease studies since the publication of the first popular edition 12 years ago. This modern edition contains newly discovered strains of citrus diseases, expanded details on many pathogens, and important classification revisions of citrus pathogens.

All sections have been updated to make Compendium of Citrus Diseases, Second Edition a complete reference on citrus diseases. The guide to identification of diseases has been revised for easier field diagnosis of the causal agents of a disease symptom. Disease diagnosis is strengthened with 207 color photographs, many of them new or improved. An extensive glossary make this color guide book an easy-to-use reference for anyone interested in citrus health.

This disease diagnostic reference is ideal For anyone interested in citrus, including growers, crop consultants, agronomists, plant scientists, extension workers, teachers, students, county agents, and libraries.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: March 2000 ISBN-13: 9780890542484 128pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser. Edition Description: REVISED Edition Number: 2

089054248
Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Conifer Diseases
Edited by Everett M. Hansen and Katherine J. Lewis

Includes contributions from 36 international forest pathology experts.

1997; 128 pages; 170 color photographs; 13 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-183-3
089054183

Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by T. L. Kirkpatrick and C. S. Rothrock

Compendium of Cotton Diseases, Second Edition provides practical, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and control of cotton diseases worldwide. This new edition begins with an overview of the origin and evolution of cultivated cotton and a description of the growth and development of the plant, which is fundamental in disease diagnosis and effective management strategies. Expanded disease sections include detailed pathogen descriptions, characteristic symptoms that occur, the disease cycle, and control information. Includes twice as many color photographs as the first edition.

Additional improvements include:

-greater attention to noninfectious disorders, including nutritional disorders, herbicide injury and toxicity, and environmental stresses.
-sections on common disease interactions, host plant resistance to pathogens, and general principles of disease management in integrated production systems.

This useful reference is ideal for growers, crop consultants, researchers, extension agents, students, teachers, libraries, and anyone who works with cotton.

2001; 8 1/2” x 11” softcover; 100 pages (est.); 115 color photographs; 32 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-279-1
089054279

Price: $59.00
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Compendium of Flowering Potted Plant Diseases
By Margery L. Daughtrey, Robert L. Wick, and Joseph L. Peterson

Because many potted plant species are typically produced with one operation, it is especially challenging for the grower to be thoroughly informed regarding all the potential disease problems. Regular monitoring should be conducted with full awareness of the diseases important to each crop.

This book is an essential reference to preventing, diagnosing, and controlling diseases of most flowering potted plants. Complete pathogen descriptions, excellent color photos, and step-by-step advice will make this ideal for the grower and diagnostician alike.

1995; 8 1/2" × 11" softcover; 90 pages; 60 black and white photographs and illustrations; 248 color photographs ISBN 0-89054-202-3
089054202

Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Lettuce Diseases
by R. Michael Davis, Krishna V. Subbarao, Richard N. Raid, Edward A. Kurtz

This compendium covers the diseases and disorders of crisphead, romaine or cos, butterhead, and leaf lettuce (all types of Lactuca sativa L.).

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: November 1997 ISBN-13: 9780890541869 104pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser.

089054186
Price: $55.00
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Compendium of Nut Crop Diseases in Temperate Zones
by Beth L. Teviotdale (Editor), Themis J. Michailides (Editor), Jay W. Pscheidt (Editor)

Diseases and disorders of almond, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and English walnut crops are covered in the new essential reference, Compendium of Temperate Nut Crop Diseases. Learn to identify and control major and minor diseases of nut crops. Practical and easy to use, disease identification is strengthened with 189 color photographs and complete pathogen descriptions.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: March 2002 ISBN-13: 9780890542842 123pp Series: Compendium of Plant Diseases Ser.

089054284
Price: $65.00
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Compendium of Ornamental Foliage Diseases
By A.R. Chase

Covers diseases of palms, ferns, ivies, cacti, and dozens of other ornamentals.

1987; 114 pages; 133 color photographs; 65 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-077-2
089054077

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Compendium of Pea Diseases, and Pests, Second Edition
Edited by John M. Kraft and Frank L. Pfleger

First published 15 years ago, Compendium of Pea Diseases, Second Edition covers new and updated information to diagnosis and control of pea diseases. Contributions from worldwide authorities in pea disease research make this new edition the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to pea diseases available. Included in this edition is new and extensive coverage on herbicide and insect feeding injury, fertilizer deficiencies and toxicities, seed vigor, and seed health, as well as updated information on pea-pathogenic virus and bacterial genomes, and sources of resistance to virus diseases. Practical and easy-to-use, the 107 color photographs and the Guide to the Identification of Pea Diseases in the Field will help anyone who works with peas. The updated information provided in this reference will aid in the management of pea diseases worldwide and help ensure the health of this important crop.

This resource is ideal for growers, crop consultants, agronomists, plant scientists, extension workers, teachers, students, county agents, libraries.

2001; 8 ½” x 11” softcover; 110 pages (est.); 107 color photographs; 14 black and white illustrations ISBN 0-89054-269-4
089054269

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Compendium of Peanut Diseases
Edited by N. Kokalis-Burelle, D. M. Porter, R. Rodríguez-Kábana, D. H. Smith, P. Subrahmanyam

Compendium of Peanut Diseases, Second Edition is a guide to the identification, diagnosis, and control of peanut diseases and disorders. Bringing together color photographs and authoritative information in a single volume, this convenient compendium is a valuable resource for peanut growers and crop consultants around the world.

First published in 1984, this compendium has become a standard guidebook for the peanut industry. The new edition is reorganized and it includes many revisions and updates. New features include a section on genetic modification as well as additional color photographs and illustrations.

The contributors are an international group that includes 50 peanut experts from the United States, India, The Peoples Republic of China, Malawi, Australia, Israel, and South Africa. They offer advice on diseases and disorders found in each of the world's major peanut-growing regions.

Detailed descriptions of 55 peanut diseases are the core of the book. Covering diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and viruses, these descriptions present detailed information on symptoms, causal organisms, disease cycle, control, host range, transmission, detection, and epidemiology. In addition to diseases, the compendium also describes peanut disorders caused by environmental stress, insects and arthropods, and parasitic flowering plants. Other sections of the compendium cover beneficial organisms, organisms with an undetermined relationship to peanuts, disease management strategies, genetic modification, and a listing of disease and insect resistant cultivars currently available for use by growers and breeders.

1997; 94 pages; 198 color photographs; 81 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-218-X
089054218

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Compendium of Pepper Diseases
by Kenneth L. Pernezny (Editor), John F. Murphy (Editor), Pamela D. Roberts (Editor), Natalie P. Goldberg (Editor)

Whether they are called peppers, chiles, paprika, or ajis, plants in the genus Capsicum, are among the most important spice and vegetable commodities worldwide because they are used in so many different types of food. Like other crops, peppers are afflicted with diseases, disorders, and pests that can reduce fruit quality and yield.

The Compendium of Pepper Diseases provides a comprehensive presentation of the important pepper diseases of the world. With the help of 122 color photographs and thorough descriptions of pathogens, this valuable reference enables readers to easily identify diseases on the basis of symptoms and formulate field and laboratory diagnoses of diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasitic angiosperms, and nematodes.

Readers will also learn about the geographical distribution and impact of each disease, control measures, and epidemiological aspects of diseases as well as gain knowledge on plant health problems associated with arthropods, nutritional deficiencies, herbicide injuries, and other abiotic causes. This compendium also includes sections discussing the botany of pepper, current production practices, and postharvest damage to pepper fruit.

Edited and authored by 39 professionals with international expertise in pepper pathology in several unique production areas and in diverse areas of pathogen expertise, the Compendium of Pepper Diseases will prove invaluable to growers, extension agents, county agents, crop production specialists, researchers, plant pathologists, horticulturists, agronomists, agribusiness professionals, educators, students and anyone interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of pepper crops throughout the world.
2003; 8½” × 11” Softcover; 88 pages; 122 color illustrations; 6 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-300-3;

089054300
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Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by Walter R. Stevenson, Rosemary Loria, Gary D. Franc, and D. P. Weingartner

Compendium of Potato Diseases, Second Edition includes up-to-date information on diseases and disorders affecting potatoes worldwide. Since its first publication 20 years ago, key pathogens and management practices have greatly expanded, and the international importance of many pathogens has changed. Strengthened with nearly 200 color photographs, this practical reference will help growers and their advisors in the field make accurate diagnoses and improve disease control. Includes many diagrams that further illustrate symptoms and causal agents of diseases. This new edition covers the most current information available on potato diseases and provides easy-to-understand descriptions of diseases. Growers, crop consultants, extension agents, researchers, students, teachers, and everyone who works with potatoes will find this reference useful for studying, diagnosing, and managing potato diseases.

2001; 8 1/2” x 11” softcover; 144 pages; 193 color photographs; 83 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-275-9
089054275

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Compendium of Rhododendron and Azalea Diseases
Edited by D.L. Coyier and M.K. Roane

Includes a section on insect pests as well as a thorough examination of major diseases and disorders.

1986; 88 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 80 color photographs; 12 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-075-6
089054075

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Compendium of Rice Diseases
Edited by R.K. Webster and P.S. Gunnell

International in scope, this compendium pulls together hard-to-find information on more than 75 diseases and disorders.

1992; 86 pages, 138 color photographs ISBN 0-89054-126-4
089054126

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Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition
Edited by R.A. Frederiksen and G.N. Odvody

Use the updated information and 122 color photographs in Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition to prevent, diagnose, and control sorghum diseases. Major revisions were made in the sections covering ergot and diseases caused by Fusarium species. Up-to-date coverage on the recent advances made in sorghum diseases caused by viruses, bacteria and selected fungi is included. The section on abiotic diseases is particularly significant considering the extensive acreage of sorghum grown in poor soils and hot, dry climates

New developments covered in the second edition allows users to follow current pathogen terminology with the inclusion of updated smut fungi names and gain insight into the ongoing investigation of the taxonomic relations of fungi such as Fusarium spp. and Colletotrichum spp.

In addition to the comprehensive coverage of more than 60 diseases and disorders, this book includes a section on beneficial microorganisms associated with sorghum, and a ready reference to insect and mite problems.

Compendium of Sorghum Diseases, Second Edition is ideal for growers, crop consultants, plant scientists, extension specialists, educators, students, county agents and others interested in sorghum disease diagnosis and control.

2000; 8½" x 11" softcover; 129 pages; 122 color photographs; 32 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-240-6
089054240

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Compendium of Soybean Diseases, Fourth Edition
by Glen Lee Hartman (Editor), James B. Sinclair (Editor), J. C. Rupe (Editor)

Compendium of Soybean Diseases, 4th Edition combines the finest qualities of best-selling previous editions with updated and new sections, making it a thorough, authoritative and practical reference. Revisions to the 4th Edition include five new sections on different leaf spot diseases, an updated section on sudden death syndrome and many new color photographs. Soybean growers and crop advisors worldwide will find this color guidebook indispensable for preventing, diagnosing and controlling more than 100 diseases and disorders of soybean.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: January 1999 ISBN-13: 9780890542385 128pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser. Edition Description: 4TH

089054238
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Compendium of Stone Fruit Diseases
by D. F. Ritchie (Editor), E. I. Zehr (Editor), G. W. Bird (Editor), K. Uriu (Editor), J. K. Uyemoto (Editor)

Includes information on apricots, peaches, nectarines, plums, prunes, sweet cherries, and sour cherries.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: July 1995 ISBN-13: 9780890541746 122pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser.

089054174
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Compendium of Strawberry Diseases
by John L. Maas (Editor)

Use this book to diagnose and treat diseases of strawberries. Contributions from world authorities include completely updated information on symptoms, epidemiology and management of many diseases and disorders. This edition features a greater comprehensive treatment of strawberry diseases than found in any other single reference source.

Publisher: American Phytopathological Society Pub. Date: October 1998 ISBN-13: 9780890541944 128pp Series: Compendium of Plant Disease Ser. Edition Description: 2ND Edition Number: 2

089054194
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Compendium of Sweet Potato Diseases
by C. A. Clark, J. W. Moyer

A thorough examination of more than 75 diseases and disorders.

1988; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 75 pages; 74 color photographs; 53 black and white photographs and illustrations ISBN 0-89054-089-6
089054089

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Compendium of Tobacco Diseases
Edited by H. David Shew and George B. Lucas

Includes a separate section on disease management which covers integrated pest management and genetic modification.

1991; 96 pages; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 145 color photographs; 38 figures ISBN 0-89054-117-5
089054117

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Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition
Botanically speaking, tomato is a fruit. But by common understanding it is often considered a vegetable as well. Regardless of which term you use, tomato is the most “Googled” fruit and one of the most commonly grown.

Unfortunately, tomato plants are also a common target for many diseases and pests, affecting production for anyone growing the crop, including commercial producers trying to maximize yield and the small scale gardener who wants flawless and flavorful garden fresh tomatoes for salads, cooking, and canning.

Enter Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition. The nearly 250 images and associated information in this highly useful and significantly upgraded book allows anyone-from the gardener to professional-to identify, understand, diagnose, and treat more than 60 diseases of tomato occurring throughout the world. This impressive new handbook, written by expert plant pathologists working with this crop, includes nearly 20 new diseases and disorders, including those caused by fungi and oomycetes, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids.

The previous edition of this book was a top-10 best-seller in the Compendium Series and the new edition is even more useful with important coverage of arthropod pests: namely, mites, insects, and “worm” pests. The coverage of pests has been expanded significantly in this edition and includes the addition of 23 color photos from expert entomologists that illustrate these pests and the damage they cause.

This scientifically peer-reviewed information on numerous diseases and pests provides just the right amount of supporting information for users to make accurate decisions for disease and pest control. Throughout the Compendium of Tomato Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, disorders are both illustrated and discussed in sections that follow an easy-to-use and consistent structure: a statement of its importance and distribution, identification of its common signs and symptoms, a description of its causal organism or agent, an explanation of its cycle and epidemiology, and recommendations for management.

This easy format allows the user to quickly identify signs and symptoms of important tomato diseases and pests occurring throughout the world—in the greenhouse, in the field or garden, and in transit to the market.

Individuals with a range of skill and expertise can use this book effectively, including field and greenhouse growers, home and master gardeners, consultants, horticulturalists, extension agents, entomologists, diagnosticians, plant pathologists, educators, and students. Those who work in postharvest channels, including tomato and canning storage facilities will also benefit from Compendium of Tomato Diseases, Second Edition.
089054424

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Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases
Edited by R.C. Ploetz, G.A. Zentmyer, W.T. Nishijima, K.G. Rohrbach, and H.D. Ohr

More than 45 authors present current information on how to identify and control diseases of bananna, coconut, mango, pineapple, papaya, and avocado.

1994; 8 1/2" x 11" softcover; 118 pages; 192 color photographs; 18 black and white figures ISBN 0-89054-162-0
089054162

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Compendium of Umbelliferous Crop Diseases
Compendium of Umbelliferous Crop Diseases provides an international account of umbelliferous crop diseases and practical guidelines for control. The compendium begins with an overview of the origin and domestication of carrots and celery, carrot and celery production, the causes of umbelliferous crop diseases, and information pertaining to breeding for disease resistance. In addition to carrots and celery, diseases of parsnip, cumin, coriander, parsley, caraway, and cilantro are included.

The compendium describes infectious diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, and phytoplasmas as well as noninfectious disorders caused by air pollution, allelopathy, mineral deficiencies and toxicities, pesticide-related injury, and many others. The description of each disease includes a general overview of its importance and world distribution, symptoms, causal organism or agent, disease cycle and epidemiology, control, and selected references. Control measures stress general principles and cultural practices that apply to most growing areas.

This useful reference is ideal for plant pathologists, crop production specialists, growers, diagnostic clinicians, students, regulatory agents, crop consultants, educators, researchers, extension personnel, and others interested in the diagnosis or management of diseases of umbelliferous crops throughout the world.


089054287

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Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests
Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is the definitive publication on diseases of wheat, completely updated since the previous edition published in 1987. Twenty years of advances and new discoveries about wheat diseases are delivered in this new edition, making it the largest compendium ever in the series.

More than 70 contributing plant pathologists and entomologists, all experts in their fields, have contributed to this authoritative compendium. A new section on major insect and mite pests of wheat has been added to make this a truly comprehensive reference. This new third edition is re-designed to be easier to use than ever before. It incorporates 50% more images integrated with the corresponding descriptions of disease symptoms, causes, life cycles, and control practices.

Compendium of Wheat Diseases and Pests, Third Edition is a must-have resource for anyone responsible for helping to ensure a healthy, productive wheat crop, including growers, crop consultants, and agricultural scientists from every discipline.

What’s New in the Third Edition?

32 new chapters – all other chapters are up-to-date
A major section on insects and mites covers 16 of the most important to control
88 more images than the previous edition – nearly all images are new!
90% of the images are in color
70 authors writing chapters in their expertise area

©2010; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 171 pages; 269 images; 2 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-385-6

089054385
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Sufficient Living
by Jerome D. Belanger

How to be green, save green, grow greens-even turn a thumb green.

Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self reliance in the areas of food, shelter, energy, clothing, and more. For both the urban and rural dweller, it covers gardening, cooking from scratch, preserving food, raising livestock, keeping chickens, generating or supplementing energy, essential tools and equipment, foraging for wild foods, hunting, fishing, and trapping.

•Saving money in today's economy and self-sufficiency go hand-in-hand
•For the growing number of eco-friends considering self-sufficiency
•Existing books focus on either rural or urban self-sufficiency, but this covers both

Pub. Date: December 01, 2009 Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Format: Paperback, 400pp
159257945

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Compost Production and Utilization: A Growers’ Guide
Author: Mark Van Horn

Practical information on the production and use of compost, including an understanding of the benefits of compost, the basic biological processes involved in its production, and a way to determine the mix of materials needed for a quality blend.

Publication Number: 21514 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English Copyright Date: 1995 Length: 19 pp.

000010040
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Cotton Production Manual
Author: S J Hake, T A Kerby, K D Hake

The only comprehensive manual available for cotton producers! Thirty-one UC experts share the innovative technologies that make California one of the most productive cotton regions in the world! The Cotton Production Manual was written for growers everywhere who strive to improve cotton quality and productivity. Features a season-by season production calendar with pest and disease control, fertilization, and irrigation tips and a Diagnostic Guide to help you identify crop problems in the field with management options. 12 pages of color plates.

Publication Number: 3352 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-09-9 Copyright Date: 1996 Length: 422 pp.
187990609

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Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production
Author: R. Smith, R.L. Bugg, M. Gaskell

Cover crops are an important tool for vegetable growers to reduce soil erosion, filter water, enhance soil fertility and break the life cycles of plant pathogens and pests. Any grower who relies on cover crops—and anyone who is interested in learning more about them—will quickly learn to rely on this handbook’s information.

Why this book?

Rich with 17 detailed tables and 68 color photos, Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production is perhaps the most comprehensive, science-based book on cover cropping available to growers.

Brand-new for 2011, the handbook brings together the expertise of more than 20 University of California experts in:

•plant sciences
•farm management
•entomology
•vegetable crops
•weeds
•sustainable agriculture
•agricultural economics
•cropping systems
•nematology
•plant pathology

What's inside?

The handbook describes primary cover crop species, including grasses, legumes, mustards and other cool-season and warm-season options. For each species, the authors have included photos, seeding details, winter vigor descriptions, nitrogen fixation and scavenging, weed suppression and nematode resistance.

In addition to assisting with crop selection, this handbook addresses the effects of cover cropping on water management, pest management and farm economics.

For California growers, the handbook also discusses differences in cover crop use for the Central Valley, Desert and Coastal regions.

Chapters include:

•Botany and Species Selection
•Agricultural Soil Ecology
•Water Management and Impacts on Water Quality
•Soil Nitrogen Fertility Management
•Weeds
•Soilborne Pathogens
•Plant and Soil Nematodes
•Arthropods
•Cover Crop Management
•Regional Differences in Cover Crop Management
•Economics

We believe organic and conventional growers alike will find this handbook indispensable.

Publication Number:3517 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-679-3 Copyright Date: 2011 Length: 90 pp
160107679

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Crops and Man
by Jack R. Harlan

Jack R. Harlan conceived the prevailing concepts of how the activities of human societies have shaped the evolution of crops used for food, feed, and fiber. Harlan collected and introduced over 12,000 accessions of plants into the United States. The world food supply now depends largely on only 12 to 15 plant species. Erosion of diverse gene sources from ancient landraces continues and more effective use needs to be made of germplasm collections in our gene banks.

Publisher: American Society of Agronomy Pub. Date: April 1992 ISBN-13: 9780891181071 284pp Series: Foundation for Modern Crop Science Ser. Edition Description: 2ND Edition Number: 2

089118107
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Dates - Imported and American Varieties of Dates in the US
Author: Donald R. Hodel

Based on the pioneering work of Roy W. Nixon, the leading American date scientist of the 20th century, and supplemented by the up-to-date research of UC and industry experts, this is the first comprehensive account of all of the varieties of dates and the date palm industry in the United States. While written with the California and Arizona commercial grower in mind, growers and palm enthusiasts worldwide will find this an invaluable reference.

Chapters include:

History, trends, and current production in the United States; Describing and distinguishing date varieties; Detailed descriptions of the 16 commercial imported varieties; Never before published information on 40 commercial and non-commercial American varieties; Date culture and management

Includes five appendices-grading standards for dates, a list of germplasm collections of date varieties in the United States, an identification key to important date varieties, and biography of Nixon and a listing of his relevant publications. Also includes a table of non-commercial imported date varieties.

Publication Number: 3498 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-78-5 Copyright Date: 2007 Length: 112 pp.

187990678
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Diseases, Pests and Diseases of Potatoes: A Color Handbook
by Stuart Wale, Ph.D., Nigel D. Cattlin, Bud Platt, Ph.D.

Covering the most important pathogens of potatoes, this handbook provides clear, concise descriptions of the symptoms and cycles of diseases. It also provides detail on the distribution, economic importance, and advice on the control. Illustrated with over 250 color photographs of affected crops, pest profiles and detailed characteristics of common prey to potato crops, this book is the ultimate aid to the rapid identification and control of disease for this important crop.

* Coverage includes identifcation, disease cycle, economic importance, and control
* Problem-oriented organization
* Over 250 color illustrations; full color
* Field guide practicality

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books Pub. Date: April 2008 ISBN-13: 9780123736703 176pp Series: Plant Protection Handbooks Ser.
012373670

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Drip Irrigation of Processing Tomatoes
Author: Blaine Hanson

Using this new guide you'll learn how drip irrigation can deliver water and chemicals more precisely and uniformly to your tomato crop. Drip irrigation can increase your yield and revenue, reduce water and fertilizer costs, and curtail diseases such as Phytophthora root rot.

You'll also learn about design elements that affect the uniformity of application, how to design and maintain and system, and other factors to consider in system design such as the selection of pumps, filters, injection equipment, and flow meters.

One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.

Publication Number: 3506 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-436-2 Copyright Date: 2008 Length: 58 pp

160107436
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Enduring Seeds: Native American Agriculture
by Gary Paul Nabhan

As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical. In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the Americas. Gary Paul Nabhan here reveals the rich diversity of plants found in tropical forests and their contribution to modern crops, then tells how this diversity is being lost to agriculture and lumbering. He then relates "local parables" of Native American agriculture—from wild rice in the Great Lakes region to wild gourds in Florida—that convey the urgency of this situation and demonstrate the need for saving the seeds of endangered plants. Nabhan stresses the need for maintaining a wide gene pool, not only for the survival of these species but also for the preservation of genetic strains that can help scientists breed more resilient varieties of other plants. Enduring Seeds is a book that no one concerned with our environment can afford to ignore. It clearly shows us that, as agribusiness increasingly limits the food on our table, a richer harvest can be had by preserving ancient ways. This edition features a new foreword by Miguel Altieri, one of today's leading spokesmen for sustainable agriculture and the preservation of indigenous farming methods.

Publisher: University of Arizona Press Pub. Date: October 2002 ISBN-13: 9780816522590 225pp Edition Description: 1ST UNIVER Edition Number: 1

081652259
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Extra Virginity:The Sublime & Scandalous World of Olive Oil
For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life's necessities-not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today's researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and "extra-virgin Italian" has become the highest standard of quality.

But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in The New Yorker, Tom Mueller has become the world's expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud-a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, and a powerful indictment of today's lax protections against fake and even toxic food products in the United States. A rich and deliciously readable narrative, Extra Virginity is also an inspiring account of the artisanal producers, chemical analysts, chefs, and food activists who are defending the extraordinary oils that truly deserve the name "extra-virgin."

Pub. Date: December 2011 Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc. Format: Hardcover , 256pp
039307021

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Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses
There is nothing like taking fresh, sweet milk and turning it into a lovely wheel of nutty, aged Gouda or a wonderful, tangy chèvre with herbs—but can you make a living as a cheesemaker?

Navigating the start-up of any business is hard work, but cheesemaking has its own special challenges. While many other publications address cheesemaking itself, this new manual walks you, as a beginning cheesemaker, through the steps necessary to decide if cheesemaking as a business is right for you.

Chapters cover:

•Evaluating your resources
•Building a business plan
•Plant layout and design
•Designing your marketing strategy
•Risk management
•Regulations

Outstanding reviews for Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses

This is the absolute go-to source for everything related to starting a small scale creamery. Creating a delicious and award winning cheese is a sojourn but creating a successful small business is the true test. This is the necessary guide for creating a solid business plan and strategy that will endure, evolve and win.—David Gremmel, Rogue Creamery, Chairman, American Cheese Society, and Ambassador, Guilde Internationale des Fromagers

This essential, unique, and comprehensive book explains how to launch a cheesemaking business . . . nowhere else will one find such useful worksheets and links to key sources needed for success. Sure wish it had been available when I started my cheese business.—Jennifer Bice, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery

Barbara Reed's new book fills an important niche in the artisan cheese literature. Making great cheese is not enough. Barbara's book tells you everything else that must be considered in order to have a sustainable business. It's a valuable resource for anyone contemplating a start up artisan cheese business.—Mike Gingrich, Uplands Cheese Co.,Dodgeville, WI

This new publication is required reading for any aspiring small-scale cheesemaker. Although several books exist on the technical aspects of cheese production, to date very little has been written about the business side of developing a creamery. The style of the book is approachable and pragmatic, citing case studies and the experience of individual businesses cheesemakers.—Kate Arding, Co-founder Culture Magazine, Cheesemonger, and Cheese Consultant

Barbara Reed was a “go-to” expert whenever we had a difficult cheese question needing an answer. Her book explores the true complexities involved in combining a passion for creating a unique American cheese with the realities of operating a successful and profitable business. This book will help anyone who might be interested in taking the dream of making great cheese to the reality of a creating a successful and joyful business endeavor.—Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, Tomales Bay Foods & Cowgirl Creamery

160107692
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Field Guide to Insects and Spiders & Related Species of NA
National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation’s new all-photographic field guide to North American insects, spiders, and related species, is the most up-to-date of its kind, and lets both amateur and expert naturalists identify more than 940 species quickly and accurately. More than 2,000 close-up color photographs by leading nature photographers reveal the field marks that distinguish each creature, and the clear and concise text that accompanies each image describes the range, habitat, life cycle, and behavior. Budding entomologists will be inspired to explore further with the detailed information on starting a collection, planting an arthropod garden, keeping insects and spiders in captivity, and learning the techniques of macro photography. The unique waterproof cover makes it ideal for use outdoors.

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Pub. Date: May 2007 ISBN-13: 9781402741531 496pp Series: National Wildlife Federation Field Guide Ser.

140274153
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