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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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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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Almond Production Manual
Provides information on all stages of almond production, from planting and developing new orchards to managing bearing orchards and harvesting and handling the crop. Written by more than 50 UC experts, the manual’s information is practical and suited to field application. More than 80 color photos.

Author: ANR Publication 3364 Binding: Paper Copyright: 1996 Edition: 1st Publisher: Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

187990622
Price: $30.00
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Altered Genes, Twisted Truth

This book uncovers the biggest scientific fraud of our age. It tells the fascinating and frequently astounding story of how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products–and get them onto our dinner plates.

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth provides a graphic account of how this elaborate fraud was crafted and how it not only deceived the general public, but Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and a host of other astute and influential individuals as well. The book also exposes how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was induced to become a key accomplice--and how it has broken the law and repeatedly lied in order to usher genetically engineered foods onto the market without the safety testing that's required by federal statute. As a result, for fifteen years America's families have been regularly ingesting a group of novel products that the FDA's own scientific staff had previously determined to be unduly hazardous to human health.

By the time this gripping story comes to a close, it will be clear that the degradation of science it documents has not only been unsavory but unprecedented--and that in no other instance have so many scientists so seriously subverted the standards they were trained to uphold, misled so many people, and imposed such magnitude of risk on both human health and the health of the environment.


098561691
Price: $21.95
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ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
ANR #2149 RICE PRODUCTION
093187661
Price: $5.00
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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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Bernard Durin: Beetles and Other Insects

French patinter and illustrator Bernard Durin (1940-1988) discovered the beauty of insects for himself and for his art during a walk in Provence in 1972. During the following decades he made around 60 portraits of insects, using rare and fascinating specimens entrusted to him by the etymologists of the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Superior in detail to photography and highly esteemed by natural scientists and art lovers alike, 48 of these portraits adorn this book. Going far beyond the centuries-old tradition of documentary representations of animals, Durin succeeded in portraying each insect as an "individual personality." Gerhard scherer wrote the introduction and the texts accompanying the plates.


382960632
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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
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
by Bob Buchanan (Editor), Russell Jones (Editor)

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant sciences literature, superbly edited by three distinguished scientists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, with contributions from more than 50 world-renowned scientists. With over 1,400 pages, 1,100 full-colour original drawings and 500 photographs this work qualifies, in the words of the Science reviewer, as:

"an essential reference for practicing plant biologists and for the increasing number of scientists from other disciplines who are entering the field of plant biology. To exploit fully the wealth of new information provided by the genome projects and to integrate the metabolic, regulatory, and signal transduction pathways of complex organisms, biologists will require a solid command of biochemistry and physiology. For this reason, the publication of Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants could not have come at a more opportune and auspicious time."

This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, useful both for teaching and for reference. The multi-authored work provides a contemporary view of its subject, including molecular biology, cell biology, and plant physiology, integrated around the themes of:

* compartmentation
* cell reproduction
* energetics
* metabolism
* development

Pub. Date: May 2002 Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated Format: Textbook Paperback, 1408pp
094308839

Price: $176.00
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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
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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

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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
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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

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Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production

Breeding Oilseed Crops for Sustainable Production: Opportunities and Constraints presents key insights into accelerating the breeding of sustainable and superior varieties.

The book explores the genetic engineering/biotechnology that has played a vital role in transforming economically important traits from distant/wild species to cultivated varieties, enhancing the quality and quantity of oil and seed yield production. Integrated nutrient management, efficient water management, and forecasting models for pests diseases outbreaks and integrated pest and pest management have also added new dimensions in breeding for sustainable production. With the rise in demand, the scientific community has responded positively by directing a greater amount of research towards sustainable production both for edible and industrial uses.

Covering the latest information on various major world oil crops including rapeseed mustard, sunflower, groundnut, sesame, oilpalm, cotton, linseed/flax, castor and olive, this book brings the latest advances together in a single volume for researchers and advanced level students.


012801309
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Bugs Up Close

Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us.

About 80 percent of the Earth’s animals are insects. While there are millions of different species, we rarely see many of them . . . until now. Thanks to the photography of John Hallmén, who took a camera and magnified these magnificent creatures one hundred times, we can see what we’ve never been able to see before.

Bugs Up Close takes readers on a journey into a world rarely seen, with incredible photographs of such insects as:

  • Crane flies
  • Yellow meadow ants
  • Black fungus beetles
  • Treehoppers
  • And many more!

The diversity of this insect civilization is striking and unknown to most. An insect we may never have thought twice about now looks like a creature from outer space. Fascinating and somewhat monstrous details such as compound eyes, antennae, and sharp mouth parts are visible, and with text by Lars-Åke Janzon, Bugs Up Close is an amazing close look into the strange and beautiful world of insects.


162914482
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Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide

More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions.

The book draws on the latest molecular research, shows the enormous color variation within species, and guides readers through the many confusing convergences between species. It draws on a large repository of data from museum collections and presents state-of-the-art results on evolutionary relationships, distributions, and ecological roles. Illustrated keys allow identification of color morphs and social castes.


069115222
Price: $24.95
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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
Price: $28.95
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Cheddar Cheese Making & Elements of Dairying

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.


098163452
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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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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 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 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

Price: $65.00
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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
Price: $59.00
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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 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 Turfgrass Diseases
By Richard W. Smiley, Peter H. Dernoeden, and Bruce B. Clarke

The Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases, Third Edition is devoted entirely to the diagnosis and control of approximately 80 diseases affecting grasses maintained for fine turfs on residential and commercial lawns, sod farms, golf courses, sports fields, bowling greens, cemeteries, and other areas. Since it was first published in 1983, nearly 40,000 copies of the Compendium of Turfgrass Diseases have been distributed all across the world. With information provided and reviewed by more than 40 plant pathologists and turf specialists, this book will help you identify problems quickly and accurately before they become unmanageable and costly to control. When a disease symptom occurs, infected areas of the turfgrass can be matched to one of the illustrations in the book and the accompanying text will provide more about the symptoms, causes, cycles and control of the disease identified.

2005; 8.5” x 11” softcover; 167 pages; 298 color illustrations; 41 black and white illustrations; ISBN 0-89054-330-5; (2 lbs); Item No. 43305
089054330

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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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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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Concepts in Integrated Pest Management
Edward P. Caswell-Chen, Marcos Kogan, Robert Norris

With backgrounds in weed science, nematology/plant pathology, and entomology, Norris, Caswell-Chen, and Kogan have created a truly integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning about pest management.

This first edition text presents the basic principles of integrated pest management as they apply to plant pathogens, weeds, nematodes, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates. It reinforces the wisdom and soundness of the integrated pest management (IPM) approach to crop protection, which attempts to limit the deleterious effects of pests in ways that are environmentally, economically, and socially acceptable.

Concepts in Integrated Peat Management offers the following benefits:

• Integration of information on all plant protection disciplines with a comparative approach
• Provides the reader with a realistic view of the world, which is not fragmented along disciplinary boundaries and shows the interdependence of all organisms in a crop ecosystem Case histories and practical examples
• Provides support for text information, bringing that information to life in meaningful, applied way
• Up-to-date with the latest technologies in the field
• Includes controversial topics that are useful for class discussions

Publisher: Prentice Hall Pub. Date: July 2002 ISBN-13: 9780130870162 586pp Edition Description: New Edition Edition Number: 1
013087016

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Contemporary Insect Diagnostics

Contemporary Insect Diagnostics aids entomologists as they negotiate the expectations and potential dangers of the practice. It provides the reader with methods for networking with regulatory agencies, expert laboratories, first detectors, survey specialists, legal and health professionals, landscape managers, crop scouts, farmers and the lay public. This enables the practitioner and advanced student to understand and work within this network, critically important in a time when each submission takes on its own specific set of expectations and potential ramifications.

Insect diagnosticians must be knowledgeable on pests that affect human health, stored foods, agriculture, structures, as well as human comfort and the enjoyment of life. The identification and protection of the environment and the non-target animals (especially beneficial insects) in that environment is also considered a part of insect diagnostics. Additionally, Integrated Pest Management recommendations must include any of a variety of management tactics if they are to be effective and sustainable.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780124046238
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/19/2014

012404623
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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.

Each section of Cooked tracks Pollan’s effort to master a single classic recipe using one of the four elements. A North Carolina barbecue pit master tutors him in the primal magic of fire; a Chez Panisse–trained cook schools him in the art of braising; a celebrated baker teaches him how air transforms grain and water into a fragrant loaf of bread; and finally, several mad-genius “fermentos” (a tribe that includes brewers, cheese makers, and all kinds of picklers) reveal how fungi and bacteria can perform the most amazing alchemies of all. The reader learns alongside Pollan, but the lessons move beyond the practical to become an investigation of how cooking involves us in a web of social and ecological relationships. Cooking, above all, connects us.


014312533
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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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Crop Physiology

From climate change to farming systems to genetic modification of organisms, Crop Physiology, Second Edition provides a practical tool for understanding the relationships and challenges of successful cropping. With a focus on genetic improvement and agronomy, this book addresses the challenges of environmentally sound production of bulk and quality food, fodder, fiber, and energy which are of ongoing international concern. The second edition of Crop Physiology continues to provide a unique analysis of these topics while reflecting important changes and advances in the relevant science and implementation systems.

Contemporary agriculture confronts the challenge of increasing demand in terms of quantitative and qualitative production targets. These targets have to be achieved against the background of soil and water scarcity, worldwide and regional shifts in the patterns of land use driven by both climate change and the need to develop crop-based sources of energy, and the environmental and social aspects of agricultural sustainability.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780124171046
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/29/2014
  • Pages: 564

012417104
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Crop Yield Response to Water

To increase the efficiency and productivity of water use, the yield response to water of crops must be known. A set of tools was packaged in this Irrigation and Drainage Paper to better appraise and enhance crop yield response to water. This publication is of value to various agricultural practitioners including, but not limited to, water managers and planners; extension services; irrigation districts; consulting engineers; governmental agencies; non-governmental organizations and farmer's associations; agricultural economists and research scientists.


925107274
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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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Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates

Drip irrigation is the best way to help any plant flourish and survive tough times, especially short or long droughts. Pick the wrong "stuff " and you easily can feel overwhelmed. Robert Kourik's Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates clearly explains how to use less water yet increase the yields of vegetables and promote the growth and flowering of all plants--trees, shrubs, and container plants--in any climate, even where it rains irregularly.

In the tradition of the original groundbreaking book, this fully revised edition incorporates new information essential for gardeners, including how to manage limited water supplies with precision and efficiency, without the clutter of hundreds of widgets and gizmos, and the knowledge is shared in Kourik's inimitable, friendly, down-to-earth, and easy-to-understand style.


096158484
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Drip Irrigation in the Home Landscape

With water growing scarcer, drip irrigation is the gardener's choice for making every drop count! Drip irrigation can increase plant performance and water savings, and its easy automation can make irrigation simpler while reducing weed and pest problems. This easy-to-use reference guide answers common questions about components, materials, design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. If you're considering a drip irrigation system for your garden you need this guide -- don't go to the hardware store without it!


160107349
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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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Eating on the Wild Side

Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been selecting plants that are high in starch and sugar and low in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants for more than 400 generations.

Eating on the Wild Side reveals the solution--choosing modern varieties that approach the nutritional content of wild plants but that also please the modern palate. Jo Robinson explains that many of these newly identified varieties can be found in supermarkets and farmer's market, and introduces simple, scientifically proven methods of preparation that enhance their flavor and nutrition. Based on years of scientific research and filled with food history and practical advice, EATING ON THE WILD SIDE will forever change the way we think about food.


031622793
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Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils
by Nyle C. Brady, Raymond Weil

With an emphasis on the fundamentals, this book explores the important world of soils and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. Fully updated in this edition, it includes the latest information on soil colloids; nutrient cycles and soil fertility; and soils and chemical pollution. This edition is filled with hundreds of new figures and photos and continues to use examples from many fields, including agriculture, forestry, and natural resources. Taking an ecological approach, it emphasizes how the soil system is interconnected and the principles behind each soil concept. Updated information in this edition includes:

Engineering properties of soils
Expanded treatment of soil quality, soil degradation and soil resilience
A new section on septic tank drain fields
Expanded section on irrigation management
A new section on wetlands and their poorly aerated soils

Publisher: Prentice Hall Pub. Date: June 29, 2009 ISBN-13: 9780135014332 624pp Edition Number: 3

013501433
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Engineering for Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Engineering for Storage of Fruits and Vegetables is a comprehensive reference that provides an understanding of the basic principles of cold storage load estimation, refrigeration capacity calculations for various types of cold storages, and other topics of evaporative cooling, thus demonstrating the important principles for designing low cost precooling chambers.

The book is written in an accessible manner to provide a solid understanding of different environments and their considerations to give readers the confidence they need to design suitable packaging materials by understanding parameters, including reaction rates, deteriorative reactions, Arrhenius equations, Q10, K, D, Z parameters, and their influence on reaction rates.


012803365
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Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition
By Gail L. Schumann and Cleora J. D’Arcy

Essential Plant Pathology, Second Edition is completely updated with color throughout and is packaged with a new DVD that includes more extras for students and professors alike. The first edition of this best selling textbook was carefully reviewed by subject matter specialists and plant pathology course instructors to help update the content, especially some of the quickly changing molecular aspects of host-parasite interactions. This new edition includes an important new section to teach students about gene silencing using RNA interference.

The authors did not stray from their highly successful original approach. Imagine a plant pathology textbook that introduces and teaches all the key concepts of the science and is readable in a single semester by each and every student in your class. Essential Plant Pathology achieves that goal because it was written with students in mind.

This inviting new edition is written specifically to the introductory plant pathology course level by award-winning educators, Gail Schumann and Cleo D’Arcy. The book is reader-friendly with important terms and concepts clearly identified. Special “Did you know?” boxes will spark student interest by providing cultural and historical facts about plant diseases and every chapter will guide students to recommended resources, study questions, “Words to Know,” Internet research exercises, and DVD exercises.

The new second edition text comes packaged with a dynamic DVD that works hand-in-hand with the popular APSnet Education Center and provides students and their professors with an engaging way to learn and teach plant pathology. This DVD contains many important supplementary materials that can be used without internet access, including: expanded and revised identification exercises, new APSnet Education Center peer-reviewed instructional materials, and new web links for each chapter.

© 2010; 8½” x 11” hardcover; 384 pages
089054381

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Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen

Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos are ambassadors of contemporary Tuscan cooking. In Extra Virgin, food, family, and style come together in a celebration of the pleasures of the rustic Italian table with 120 recipes for simple yet exquisite meals that are accessible, full of fresh flavor, and easy to prepare. Gabriele is a traditional Italian with a big heart, and Debi is an outgoing, brash New York City girl. Their sassy and playful exchanges illuminate what’s important in everyday life: good food and a lot of love.

Ranging from traditional antipasti and soups to their spin on entrees, pizzas, and desserts, recipes include Pecorino and Honey Dip, a sweet and salty way to start a meal; tangy, luscious Grilled Apricots with Goat Cheese Ricotta, inspired by wild Tuscan apricot trees; and Sausage and Beans, which offers hints of fennel in a Tuscan red sauce. Here, too, are Braised Artichokes softened in guanciale-infused oil, Breakfast Pizza, and Coffee Granita just as Italians make it.

So flag these recipes, get sauce on them, let splashes of olive oil mark the pages—and invite Debi and Gabriele’s charisma and passion for cooking to spill into your kitchen.


038534605
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Extra Virginity

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."


039334361
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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects

This comprehensive guide shows you how to create a farm or garden habitat that will attract beneficial insects and thereby reduce crop damage from pests without the use of pesticides. Four experts from the Xerces Society,a world leader in conservation and environmental issues, discuss the ecology of native beneficial insects and show how you can conserve their presence on your land through conservation biocontrol — recognizing these insects and their habitat, reducing pesticide use, protecting existing habitat, and providing new habitat. Specific solutions and strategies include creating native plant field borders, mass insectary plantings, hedgerows, cover crops, buffer strips, beetle banks, and brush piles. Step-by-step illustrated instructions for these projects and more are accompanied by stunning full-color photography.


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Fields of Farmers

America’s average farmer is sixty years old. When young people can’t get in, old people can’t get out. Approaching a watershed moment, our culture desperately needs a generational transfer of millions of farm acres facing abandonment, development, or amalgamation into ever-larger holdings. Based on his decades of experience with interns and multigenerational partnerships at Polyface Farm, farmer and author Joel Salatin digs deep into the problems and solutions surrounding this land- and knowledge-transfer crisis. This book empowers aspiring young farmers, midlife farmers, and nonfarming landlords to build regenerative, profitable agricultural enterprises.


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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

Michael Pollan’s Food Rules prompted a national discussion helping to change the way Americans approach eating. This new edition illustrated by celebrated artist Maira Kalman—and expanded with a new introduction and nineteen additional food rules—marks an advance in the national dialogue that Food Rules inspired. Many of the new rules, suggested by readers, underscore the central teachings of the original Food Rules, which are that eating doesn’t have to be so complicated and that food is as much about pleasure and community as it is about nutrition and health. A beautiful book to cherish and share, Food Rules guides us with humor, joy, and common sense toward a happier, healthier relationship to food.


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Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
by Michael Pollan

A pocket compendium of food wisdom-from the author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food. Michael Pollan, our nation's most trusted resource for food-related issues, offers this indispensible guide for anyone concerned about health and food. Simple, sensible, and easy to use, Food Rules is a set of memorable rules for eating wisely, many drawn from a variety of ethnic or cultural traditions. Whether at the supermarket or an all-you-can-eat-buffet, this handy, pocket-size resource is the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food we eat.

  • Pub. Date: December 29, 2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Format: Paperback, 112pp

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Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems

Throughout the United States, people are increasingly concerned about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and how its production affects individuals and their communities. The answers to these questions reveal a complex web of interactions. While large, distant farms and multinational companies dominate at national and global levels, innovative programs including farmers’ markets, farm-to-school initiatives, and agritourism are forging stronger connections between people and food at local and regional levels. At all levels of the food system, energy use, climate change, food safety, and the maintenance of farmland for the future are critical considerations. The need to understand food systems—what they are, who’s involved, and how they work (or don’t)—has never been greater.

Food, Farms, and Community: Exploring Food Systems takes an in-depth look at critical issues, successful programs, and challenges for improving food systems spanning a few miles to a few thousand miles. Case studies that delve into the values that drive farmers, food advocates, and food entrepreneurs are interwoven with analysis supported by the latest research. Examples of entrepreneurial farms and organizations working together to build sustainable food systems are relevant to the entire country—and reveal results that are about much more than fresh food.


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Fresh Market Caneberry Production Manual

Caneberry consumption is increasing in the US and elsewhere around the world - with California producing over 90 percent of the fresh market raspberries grown in the US. Although California has led total caneberry production in recent years, this is the first caneberry production manual designed for western fresh market growers.

This manual is chock full of accurate and detailed information on raspberry and blackberry production - no Western grower should be without it.

  • Publication Number: ANR 3525
  • Length: 74 pages

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From the Farm to Your Table
Author: James Thompson, Adel Kader

Have you ever wondered how to pick out fresh fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, but you had no idea what you were looking for?

This colorful handbook will help you pick good-quality, healthy fruits and vegetables that are a vital part of your daily diet. You’ll learn why there is more to fruit and vegetable quality than meets the eye and how to handle your fresh fruits and vegetables at home to maintain their quality and safety.

You’ll also learn how growing and harvesting factors can effect quality and the effect of growing locations, produce handling methods, and the number of steps between production and retail markets.

Handy tables show you the steps between the field and your table, which fruits and vegetables should be stored in the refrigerator and which should be stored on the counter, what to look for when selecting produce at the market.

After reading this guide you will feel confident picking out your favorite produce items at the store or farmers’ market.

Publication Number: 21643 Author: James Thompson, Adel Kader Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-610-6 Copyright Date: 2009 Length: 16 pp
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Fundamentals of Weed Science

This book addresses herbicides and their use as an important aspect of modern weed management,and strives to place them in an ecological framework. Many weed scientists believe agriculture is a continuing struggle with weeds - without good weed control, good and profitable agriculture is impossible. Each agricultural discipline sees itself as central to agriculture's success and continued progress, and weed science is no exception. While not denying the importance of weed management to successful agriculture, this book places it in a larger ecological context. The roles of culture, economics, and politics in weed management are also discussed, enabling scientists and students to understand the larger effects on society.

New to this Edition:
  • Information on New herbicides included, along with the old herbicides that are important for understanding the history.
  • New section on weed resistance to herbicides and genetic engineering.
  • New information on invasive plants.
  • Expanded chapters on Biological Control, Pesticide Legislation and Regulation, Weed Management Systems, and more.

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Good Garden Bugs

Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.

Aphids, caterpillars, grubs, and slugs are not only creepy-crawlies: They can wreak havoc on your garden and plants. But fear not! You don't need dangerous chemicals to enjoy a lively, healthy garden. The secret? More lady beetles, fewer aphids! Wildlife in your garden—especially insects—can be natural pesticide alternatives. From mantids to beetles to wasps, spiders, and everything in between, entomologist Mary Gardiner tells you how to identify these beneficial bugs, how to enhance your home landscape as a habitat, and how to work with them to grow and enjoy your garden.


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Growing Citrus: The Essential Gardener's Guide
by Martin Page

The unique foliage, aromatic flowers, and dramatic colors of citrus add an exotic touch to the garden, terrace, deck, or balcony. The delicious and nutritious fruits they harvest are a draw to an ever-increasing number of people interested in growing their own food. Martin Page charts the introduction of citrus to the western world, celebrates their unique flavors and diverse uses, and recommends the best varieties for garden cultivation. The detailed cultivation advice describes how to grow the trees in all climates, includes tips on overwintering, and shows how to tend to trees in pots, small gardens, and greenhouses. Includes oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, and many more. Growing Citrus is the definitive guide to growing the world's most important fruit crops and will inspire the enthusiastic home gardener to grow their own.

  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Pub. Date: December 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780881929065
  • 192pp

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Handbook of Olive Oil: Analysis and Properties

The Handbook of Olive Oil presents an up-to-date view of all aspects of olive oil. It is written from an inter-disciplinary point of view and will be of use in research and development as well as in routine laboratory and process operations. This second edition includes new chapters devoted to genetic studies and agronomic aspects of new orchards and cultivars, which, in combination with the most recent biochemical studies and technological developments, explain the unique chemical composition of olive oil. The analytical aspects of the first edition are now described in six new chapters focused on the chemical compounds responsible for olive oil traceability and sensory perceptions (odor, color, and taste) utilizing chromatographic, spectroscopic, and in-tandem techniques.

Nutritional and sensory aspects are the basis for the current success of virgin olive oil among consumers, and this new edition re-analyzes in two new chapters the role of lipids, in general, and olive oil, in particular, in nutrition and health. In addition, the methodologies developed for determining sensory quality, olive oil oxidation, and deep-frying are extensively described and discussed. The role of consumers in olive oil studies of marketing and acceptability is covered in a new chapter.

This second edition has not ignored the fact that the popularity of olive oil has made it a preferred target for fraudsters. Deliberate mislabeling or mixtures containing less expensive edible oils are topics described in depth in two chapters devoted to traceability and adulteration. There is also a new chapter focused on the olive refining process, which is a relevant activity in the olive oil world, and another chapter displaying tables of chemical and sensory information from olive oils produced all over the world.


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Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind
by Gene Logsdon

In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline.

With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like:

  • How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly
  • How to operate a small manure spreader
  • How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure
  • How to compost cat and dog waste
  • How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes
  • How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine

Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Format: Paperback , 272pp

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Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees
Author: C. Ingels, P. Geisel, M. Norton

Developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers a comprehensive look at “standard” growing methods, as well as some innovative practices that enthusiasts have developed in recent years, some of which are uniquely suited to the small-scale grower.

You will learn how trees grow, which species grow best in the different regions and soils, varieties from which to select, preparing the soil, planting, watering and fertilizing, pruning and grafting, thinning the fruit, diagnosing problems, controlling pests, and harvesting.

You'll also find special attention given to organic and non-toxic pest management and fertilization methods. Key pests and diseases are identified and natural control methods are emphasized.

Irrigation methods for the backyard grower are discussed and the difficult task of how often and how much water to apply is simplified. The focus is on giving the trees enough water but doing so in an efficient, water-saving manner.

Included are hundreds of photographs and diagrams that show clearly how to produce the best crops. Photos of several practices, such as key budding and grafting methods, are depicted in step-by-step photos. No other publication provides this breadth and depth of coverage.

  • Publication Number: 3485
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-72-3
  • Copyright Date: 2007
  • Length: 202 pp.

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