skip to main page content

Checkout
 
Search ALL AGRICULTURE:
 
ALL AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Product Prices

Published continuously since 1972, Agricultural Product Prices has become the standard textbook and reference work for students in agricultural and applied economics, buyers and sellers of commodities, and policymakers, clearly explaining conceptual and empirical models applicable to agricultural product markets. The new fifth edition uses up-to-date information and models to explain the behavior of agricultural product prices. Topics include price differences over market levels (marketing margins), price differences over space (regionally and internationally) and by quality attributes, and price variability with the passage of time (seasonal and cyclical variations, trends, and random behavior).

William G. Tomek and Harry M. Kaiser review and adapt microeconomic principles to the characteristics of agricultural commodity markets and then apply these principles to the various dimensions of price behavior. They also provide an in-depth discussion of prices established for futures contracts and their relationship to cash (spot) market prices; cover the influential roles of price discovery institutions, such as auctions and negotiated contracts, and government policies regulating trade and farms; and discuss the specification, use, and evaluation of empirical models of agricultural prices, placing emphasis on the challenges of doing high-quality, useful analyses and interpreting results.


080145230
Reg. Price: $59.95
Sale Price: $44.96
To Top

Agricultural Statistical Data Analysis Using Stata

Practical statistics is a powerful tool used frequently by agricultural researchers and graduate students involved in investigating experimental design and analysis. One of the most widely used statistical analysis software packages for this purpose is Stata. The Stata software program has matured into a user-friendly environment with a wide variety of statistical functions. Agricultural Statistical Data Analysis Using Stata introduces readers to the use of Stata to solve agricultural statistical problems.

The book begins with an overview of statistical software and the Stata program. It explains the various windows and menus and describes how they are integrated. The next chapters explore data entry and importing as well as basic output formats and descriptive statistics. The author describes the ever-increasing design complexity and how this is implemented in the software. He reviews one of Stata’s strongest features, which is its programming ability. He also examines post hoc tests as well as Stata’s graphing capabilities. The final chapters provide information on regression analysis, data transformations, and the analyses of non-parametric data.

Many agricultural researchers are unprepared for the statistics they will need to use in their profession. Written in an easy-to-read format with screen shots and illustrations, the book is suitable for a wide audience, including beginners in statistics who are new to Stata, as well as more advanced Stata users and those interested in more complex designs.


146658585
Reg. Price: $79.95
Sale Price: $59.96
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $21.95
Sale Price: $16.46
To Top

Applied Weed Science

This introduction to the principles of weed science prepares readers to analyze real-life weed control problems and to develop integrated, practical approaches to solving them. Comprehensive in coverage and unique in presentation, it blends basic information on plant systems, soil systems, control methods, and management systems, and discusses various plants and herbicides by groups to provide an integrated framework from which to extend information to many different situations. For readers interested in weed science.


013502814
Reg. Price: $152.60
Sale Price: $114.45
To Top

Bananas and Plantains

Bananas and plantains are major fruit crops in the tropics and subtropics, making a vital contribution to the economies of many countries. In the last 15 years, substantial changes have occurred in banana production, among them the increased importance of fungal and viral diseases and their serious impact on Cavendish export cultivars, smallholder plantains and cooking bananas. Changes in production systems such as protected greenhouse cultivation, organic, fair-trade and integrated cultivation and their respective certification schemes have also become prominent. This book provides an accessible review of the scientific principles of banana production and how these relate to field practices. This new edition has expanded coverage of world trade statistics and policies, breeding of new cultivars in relation to disease resistance and markets, prospects for genetically-modified bananas and the increasing role of endophytes in controlling pests and diseases.


184593658
Reg. Price: $70.00
Sale Price: $52.50
To Top

Biodiversity in Agriculture

The introduction of plant and animal agriculture represents one of the most important milestones in human evolution. It contributed to the development of cities, alphabets, new technologies, and ultimately to civilizations, but it has also presented a threat to both human health and the environment. Bringing together research from a range of fields including anthropology, archaeology, ecology, economics, entomology, ethnobiology, genetics and geography, this book addresses key questions relating to agriculture. Why did agriculture develop and where did it originate? What are the patterns of domestication for plants and animals? How did agroecosystems originate and spread from their locations of origin? Exploring the cultural aspects of the development of agricultural ecosystems, the book also highlights how these topics can be applied to our understanding of contemporary agriculture, its long-term sustainability, the co-existence of agriculture and the environment, and the development of new crops and varieties.


052117087
Reg. Price: $79.99
Sale Price: $59.99
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $48.75
To Top

Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically

With the continued implementation of new equipment and new concepts and methods, such as hydroponics and soilless practices, crop growth has improved and become more efficient. Focusing on the basic principles and practical growth requirements, the Complete Guide for Growing Plants Hydroponically offers valuable information for the commercial grower, the researcher, the hobbyist, and the student interested in hydroponics. It provides details on methods of growing that are applicable to a range of environmental growing systems.

The author begins with an introduction that covers the past, present, and future of hydroponics. He also describes the basic concepts behind how plants grow, followed by several chapters that present in-depth practical details for hydroponic growing systems:

  • The essential plant nutrient elements
  • The nutrient solution
  • Rooting media
  • Systems of hydroponic culture
  • Hydroponic application factors

These chapters cover the nutritional requirements of plants and how to best prepare and use nutrient solutions to satisfy plant requirements, with different growing systems and rooting media, under a variety of conditions. The book gives many nutrient solution formulas and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various hydroponic systems. It also contains a chapter that describes a school project, which students can follow to generate nutrient element deficiency symptoms and monitor their effects on plant growth.


143987668
Reg. Price: $59.95
Sale Price: $44.96
To Top

Corn and Grain Sorghum Comparison: All Things Considered

Corn and grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor subsp. bicolor L) are among the top cereal crops world wide, and both are key for global food security. Similarities between the two crops, particularly their adaptation for warm-season grain production, pose an opportunity for comparisons to inform appropriate cropping decisions. This book provides a comprehensive review of the similarities and differences between corn and grain sorghum. It compares corn and sorghum crops in areas such as morphology, physiology, phenology, yield, resource use and efficiency, and impact of both crops in different cropping systems.

Producers, researchers and extension agents in search of reliable scientific information will find this in-depth comparison of crops with potential fit in dryland and irrigation cropping systems particularly valuable.


012800112
Reg. Price: $39.95
Sale Price: $29.96
To Top

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

Reg. Price: $50.00
Sale Price: $37.50
To Top

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

Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

Crop Ecology (2nd Edition)

Food security and environmental conservation are two of the greatest challenges facing the world today. It is predicted that food production must increase by at least 70% before 2050 to support continued population growth, though the size of the world's agricultural area will remain essentially unchanged. This updated and thoroughly revised second edition provides in-depth coverage of the impact of environmental conditions and management on crops, resource requirements for productivity and effects on soil resources. The approach is explanatory and integrative, with a firm basis in environmental physics, soils, physiology and morphology. System concepts are explored in detail throughout the book, giving emphasis to quantitative approaches, management strategies and tactics employed by farmers, and associated environmental issues. Drawing on key examples and highlighting the role of science, technology and economic conditions in determining management strategies, this book is suitable for agriculturalists, ecologists and environmental scientists.


052174403
Reg. Price: $69.00
Sale Price: $51.75
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $125.00
Sale Price: $93.75
To Top

Crop Plant Anatomy

Divided into four sections covering anatomy in relation to crop management, anatomical descriptions of the major crop plants, anatomical changes in adaptation to environments and the link between anatomy and productivity, this book provides a comprehensive source of crop plant anatomy information. The crop areas covered include cereals, pulses and beans, oil crops and fiber crops. Suitable for students, researchers and professionals in the field, this book brings together economic plant anatomy and crop productivity for the first time.


178064019
Reg. Price: $145.00
Sale Price: $108.75
To Top

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
Reg. Price: $34.87
Sale Price: $26.15
To Top

Cucurbits

Cucurbits include cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squashes and watermelons. As such, they represent one of the largest and most important groups of horticultural food plants, and are grown throughout the world. In common with other books in this series, the aim of this book is to present the scientific principles that relate to the biology and production of these crops, in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist audience. The first chapter describes the distribution, taxonomy, morphology and anatomy of cucurbits, before discussing their growth and development. The next two chapters cover evolution, uses, chemical composition, genetics and breeding. There is then a discussion of the main crops, including their botany, origin, uses, cultivars, breeding and culture. The book covers production in both greenhouses and in the open field, and in developing as well as industrialized countries. Overall, the book provides a comprehensive but succinct review, suitable for students of horticulture as well as scientifically-inclined growers.


085199133
Reg. Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $48.75
To Top

Cultivated Wild Rice Production in California

This publication contains key information for growers on every aspect of cultivated wild rice production from varieties, basin construction, and planting to harvesting, processing, and marketing. Also includes chapters on weed, insect, bird, and disease management. Important consideration is also given to seed and water management and chemistry of flooded soils.


187990686
Reg. Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $11.25
To Top

Emerging Tech and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Vol 1

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 1 - Biological Techniques presents the latest technologies used by scientists for improvement the crop production and explores the various roles of these technologies for the enhancement of crop productivity and inhibition of pathogenic bacteria that can cause disease.

This resource provides a comprehensive review of how proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics, ionomics, and micromics are a pathway to improve plant stress tolerance to increase productivity and meet the agricultural needs of the growing human population. This valuable resource will help any scientist have a better understanding of environmental stresses to improve resource management within a world of limited resources.


012800876
Reg. Price: $200.00
Sale Price: $150.00
To Top

Field Guide to California Agriculture

Anyone who travels California's byways sees the many faces of agriculture. A huge entwined business, farming and ranching are the state's dominant land use. Yet few Californians understand what animals and crops are raised or how agriculture reflects our relationship with nature. This fascinating and gorgeously illustrated field guide gathers essential information about agriculture and its environmental context, and answers the perennial question posed by California travelers: “What is that, and why is it growing here?” Paul F. Starrs's lively text explores the full range of the state's agriculture, deftly balancing agribusiness triumphalism with the pride of boutique producers, sketching meanwhile the darker shadows that can envelop California farming. Documented with diverse maps and Peter Goin's insightful photographs, A Field Guide to California Agriculture captures the industry's energy and ingenuity and its wildly diverse iconography, from the mysteries of forbidden crops (like marijuana) to the majesties of scale in food production.


052026543
Reg. Price: $28.95
Sale Price: $21.71
To Top

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.


096381097
Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

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.


161168421
Reg. Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $22.46
To Top

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.

012394426
Reg. Price: $89.95
Sale Price: $67.46
To Top

Gene Everlasting

Author Gene Logsdon—whom Wendell Berry once called “the most experienced and best observer of agriculture we have”—has a notion: That it is a little easier for gardeners and farmers to accept death than the rest of the populace. Why? Because every day, farmers and gardeners help plants and animals begin life and help plants and animals end life. They are intimately attuned to the food chain. They understand how all living things are seated around a dining table, eating while being eaten. They realize that all of nature is in flux.

Gene Everlasting contains Logsdon’s reflections, by turns both humorous and heart-wrenching, on nature, death, and eternity, all from a contrary farmer’s perspective. He recounts joys and tragedies from his childhood in the 1930s and ‘40s spent on an Ohio farm, through adulthood and child-raising, all the way up to his recent bout with cancer, always with an eye toward the lessons that farming has taught him about life and its mysteries.

Whether his subject is parsnips, pigweed, immortality, irises, green burial, buzzards, or compound interest, Logsdon generously applies as much heart and wit to his words as he does care and expertise to his fields.


160358539
Reg. Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $18.71
To Top

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Grain Cereals Improvement

Genetic and Genomic Resources For Cereals Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest available genetic resources and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping, and allele mining that are needed to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains.

As grain cereals, including rice, wheat, maize, barley, sorghum, and millets constitute the bulk of global diets, both of vegetarian and non-vegetarian, there is a greater need for further genetic improvement, breeding, and plant genetic resources to secure the future food supply.

This book is an invaluable resource for researchers, crop biologists, and students working with crop development and the changes in environmental climate that have had significant impact on crop production. It includes the latest information on tactics that ensure that environmentally robust genes and crops resilient to climate change are identified and preserved.


012802000
Reg. Price: $140.00
Sale Price: $105.00
To Top

Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land

Because climatic uncertainty has now become "the new normal," many farmers, gardeners and orchard-keepers in North America are desperately seeking ways to adapt their food production to become more resilient in the face of such "global weirding." This book draws upon the wisdom and technical knowledge from desert farming traditions all around the world to offer time-tried strategies for:

  • Building greater moisture-holding capacity and nutrients in soils
  • Protecting fields from damaging winds, drought, and floods
  • Harvesting water from uplands to use in rain gardens and terraces filled with perennial crops
  • Delecting fruits, nuts, succulents, and herbaceous perennials that are best suited to warmer, drier climates

Gary Paul Nabhan is one of the world's experts on the agricultural traditions of arid lands. For this book he has visited indigenous and traditional farmers in the Gobi Desert, the Arabian Peninsula, the Sahara Desert, and Andalusia, as well as the Sonoran, Chihuahuan, and Painted deserts of North America, to learn firsthand their techniques and designs aimed at reducing heat and drought stress on orchards, fields, and dooryard gardens. This practical book also includes colorful "parables from the field" that exemplify how desert farmers think about increasing the carrying capacity and resilience of the lands and waters they steward. It is replete with detailed descriptions and diagrams of how to implement these desert-adapted practices in your own backyard, orchard, or farm.

This unique book is useful not only for farmers and permaculturists in the arid reaches of the Southwest or other desert regions. Its techniques and prophetic vision for achieving food security in the face of climate change may well need to be implemented across most of North America over the next half-century, and are already applicable in most of the semiarid West, Great Plains, and the U.S. Southwest and adjacent regions of Mexico.


160358453
Reg. Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $22.46
To Top

Insect Resistance Management, Second Edition: Biology, Econo

Neither pest management nor resistance management can occur with only an understanding of pest biology. For years, entomologists have understood, with their use of economic thresholds, that at least a minimal use of economics was necessary for proper integrated pest management. IRM is even more complicated and dependent on understanding and using socioeconomic factors. The new edition of Insect Resistance Management addresses these issues and much more.
Many new ideas, facts and case studies have been developed since the previous edition of Insect Resistance Management published. With a new chapter focusing on Resistance Mechanisms Related to Plant-incorporated Toxins and heavily expanded revisions of several existing chapters, this new volume will be an invaluable resource for IRM researchers, practitioners, professors and advanced students. Authors in this edition include professors at major universities, leaders in the chemical and seed industry, evolutionary biologists and active IRM practitioners. This revision also contains more information about IRM outside North America, and a modeling chapter contains a large new section on uncertainty analysis, a subject recently emphasized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The final chapter contains a section on insecticidal seed treatments.

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123969552
  • Author: David W. Onstad
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition
  • Publication date: December 24, 2013
  • Pages: 560

012396955
Reg. Price: $67.97
Sale Price: $50.98
To Top

Irrigated Alfalfa Management for Mediterranean and Desert
Author: Charles Summers, Daniel Putnam

Ten years in the making, this is the ultimate guide to irrigated alfalfa production. This publication will guide you through the many considerations in producing alfalfa successfully, drawing upon detailed, comprehensive, and scientifically accurate information. Growers, farm workers, managers, consultants, and advisors in irrigated regions will find this an indispensable guide.

Opening chapters include key considerations for getting started — site selection, an overview of growth and development, stand establishment, and variety selection. Production considerations covered include fertilization strategies, irrigation, pest management, harvest strategies, management of depleted stands, as well as harvest, curing, and preservation considerations.

Additional chapters include information on alfalfa and livestock, including forage quality, grazing management, and application of lagoon water and manures, and. Also discussed are organic production, seed production, and industrial uses of the crop.

A diagnostic key to common problems, an index, 298 color photographs, 34 illustrations, 65 tables, and 72 graphs round out this essential guide.

Irrigated Alfalfa Management for Mediterranean and desert Zones is a companion publication to Intermountain Alfalfa Management, focused on the high-elevation valleys of the Intermountain West.

  • Publication Number: 3512
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-608-3
  • Copyright Date: 2008
  • Length: 372 pp.

160107608
Reg. Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $48.75
To Top

Lentil Underground

The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America’s Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribusiness told small farmers like the Oiens to “get big or get out.” But twenty-seven-year-old David Oien decided to take a stand, becoming the first in his conservative Montana county to plant a radically different crop: organic lentils. Unlike the chemically dependent grains American farmers had been told to grow, lentils make their own fertilizer and tolerate variable climate conditions, so their farmers aren’t beholden to industrial methods. Today, Oien leads an underground network of organic farmers who work with heirloom seeds and biologically diverse farm systems. Under the brand Timeless Natural Food, their unique business-cum-movement has grown into a million dollar enterprise that sells to Whole Foods, hundreds of independent natural foods stores, and a host of renowned restaurants.

From the heart of Big Sky Country comes this inspiring story of a handful of colorful pioneers who have successfully bucked the chemically-based food chain and the entrenched power of agribusiness’s one percent, by stubbornly banding together. Journalist and native Montanan Liz Carlisle weaves an eye-opening and richly reported narrative that will be welcomed by everyone concerned with the future of American agriculture and natural food in an increasingly uncertain world.


159240920
Reg. Price: $26.95
Sale Price: $20.21
To Top

Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses
by William Erskine, Fred J Muehlbauer

The lentil has an ancient origin but is now confronted with issues of food security, poverty, water scarcity and the need to find sustainable agricultural systems in a changing climate. A crop primarily grown in the developing world, it is ideally suited to address these issues through its ability to use water efficiently and grow in marginal environments as well as being high in protein and easily digestable.

In the last three decades, the global production of lentils has almost tripled due to larger harvest areas but also more importantly to progress in research and productivity. Chapters outline improvements in production, such as water and soil nutrient management, agronomy, mechanization and weed management. Developments in genetics and breeding are discussed alongside improved knowledge of the lentils origin, domestication, morphology and adaptation. The implementation and impact of this new research at the farm level is also addressed as well as the crops post-harvest processing and nutritional value.

  • Pub. Date: August 2009
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Format: Hardcover, 464pp

184593487
Reg. Price: $180.00
Sale Price: $135.00
To Top

Lettuce, Endive and Chicory
by Edward J. Ryder

In common with others in the series, this book describes the scientific principles that are the basis of crop production practices. The volume focuses on the leafy and salad vegetables lettuce, endive and chicory and is written by one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject.

  • Publisher: CAB International
  • Pub. Date: April 1999
  • ISBN-13: 9780851992853
  • 224pp

085199285
Reg. Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $48.75
To Top

Market Farming Success: The Business of Growing...

An insider's guide to market gardening and farming for those in the business of growing and selling food, flowers, herbs, or plants. Market Farming Success identifies the key areas that usually trip up beginners—and shows how to avoid those obstacles. This book will help the aspiring or beginning farmer advance quickly and confidently through the inevitable learning curve of starting a new business. Written by the editor of Growing for Market, a respected trade journal for market farmers, Market Farming Success condenses decades of growing experience from every part of the United States and Canada. It focuses on the factors that are common to market gardeners everywhere and offers professional advice that includes:

  • How much you'll need to spend to start a market farming business
  • How much you can expect to earn
  • Which crops bring in the most money—and whether you should grow them
  • The essential tools and equipment you will need
  • The best places to sell your products
  • How to keep records to maximize profits and minimize taxes
  • Tricks of the trade that will make you more efficient in the greenhouse, field, and market.

This new Chelsea Green edition of a 2006 classic is greatly updated and expanded, and includes full-color photos, charts, and graphs, plus many inspiring and instructive profiles of successful market-farming pioneers.


160358386
Reg. Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $22.46
To Top

Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums
by PST

This fully revised, expanded and updated edition of the successful text, Onions and Other Vegetable Alliums, relates the production and utilization of these familiar and important vegetable crops to the many aspects of plant science underpinning their production and storage technologies. Chapters cover species and crop types, plant structure, genetics and breeding, physiology of growth and development as well as pests and diseases, production agronomy, storage after harvest and the biochemistry of flavour, storage carbohydrates and colour and how this relates to nutritional and health benefits. From this wide perspective it is possible to see many examples where underlying scientific knowledge illuminates, explains and can improve agronomic practice. The reader will get an insight into how molecular methods are revolutionizing the study of taxonomy, genetics, pathology and physiology and how these methods are being applied in the breeding of improved crops.

  • Pub. Date: July 2008
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Format: Hardcover, 320pp

184593399
Reg. Price: $70.00
Sale Price: $52.50
To Top

Organic Strawberry Production Manual

Nothing screams spring more than a delicious basket of ripe and juicy strawberries. Strawberries are among the most important fruit crops in California with organic production on the rise. Organic strawberry sales in California have grown from $2 million in 1997 to over $55 million in 2009. Grow your own delicious organic strawberries this year with the help of this detailed how-to guide.

This useful manual, complete with detailed information on production, disease and pest management, postharvest handling, marketing, and the organic certification process, will help you feel ready and empowered to take on the challenges of organic growing.

This manual is perfect for growers, pest control advisors, consultants, marketers, industry professionals, and others interested in the organic growing and certification process. Find useful tips on selecting plant varieties, managing crops, identifying and managing pests and diseases, making the switch from conventional to organic growing, pursuing organic certification, and much more.

With more than 100 vibrant photos, 35 informative illustrations and tables, and input from more than 20 University of California researchers and industry experts, this guide is a must-have for all individuals interested or involved in the organic strawberry industry.


160107750
Reg. Price: $30.00
Sale Price: $22.50
To Top

Organic Vegetable Production Manual
Author: Milton E McGiffen, Jr.

The Organic Vegetable Production Manual provides detailed information for growers on how to farm vegetables organically, addressing the essential topics for success in this highly competitive marketplace.

This book is a valuable resource for established organic growers, and a must-read for growers considering organic practices.

Chapters cover a range of topics for the organic vegetable farmer:

  • Business and marketing plans
  • Economic performance
  • Soil fertility management
  • Managing diseases
  • Weed management
  • Postharvest handling
  • Organic certification and registration in California

New for 2011, this publication includes substantially revised information from a seven-part series of shorter publications from 2000. The revisions address changing needs of organic growers and access to new information.

This book was written by a team of UC specialists and farm advisors who work closely with growers throughout California's diverse agricultural regions.

This 86-page manual is illustrated with 35 color photographs and 21 tables, and has a comprehensive index. Also included in the text is a case study of leaf lettuce production along California’s Central Coast, as an example for estimating costs and returns.

  • Publication Number:3509
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-557-4
  • Copyright Date: 2011
  • Length: 86 pp

160107557
Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

Plant Factory

Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply.

As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs.


012801775
Reg. Price: $99.95
Sale Price: $74.96
To Top

Plant Stress Physiology

The fact that most of the suitable land has already been cultivated, meeting a projected target of a 50% increase in the global food production by 2050 to match the projected population growth becomes a challenging task. This book will provide a timely update on the recent progress in our knowledge on all aspects of plant's perception, signaling and adaptation to variety of environmental stresses such as drought, salinity, temperature and pH extremes, waterlogging, oxidative stress, and pathogens.


184593995
Reg. Price: $170.00
Sale Price: $127.50
To Top

Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency

Have you ever wanted to build your own chicken coop, cider press, or herb-drying rack? How about a clever two-bin composter, horse-blanket washing machine, or genuine Langstroth beehive? In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, you'll find these projects and a couple of dozen more to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. Where most self-sufficiency books give you pages of words and a couple of small drawings for an explanation, this book shows you exactly how to do things, employing beautiful photos and complete plans in the best Cool Springs Press tradition. The book's projects are organized into four categories: Food Prep & Preservation, Homestead, Garden, and Animals. Within these categories we've carefully chosen a broad range of popular projects, often with a creative touch or two to make them easier to build or more efficient to use. A simple brooder box for chicks, a jumbo cold frame, a basic loom, a large-capacity soil sifter that won't give you a backache, fencing, trellises, and even a solar oven are included in the list of dynamic project plans. So whether you're a longtime do-it-yourselfer looking to complete your skill set or a newcomer taking your first step toward sustainability, Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the book to get you there.


159186595
Reg. Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $14.99
To Top

Rice Nutrient Management in California
Author: John F. Williams

As a flooded crop, rice presents unique fertility management problems. Fertilizer application benefits plant health and grain quality, however, misuse of fertilizers can damage crops, contaminate the environment, and waste money.

With increasing fertilizer prices, the need to focus on careful nutrient management is greater than ever. This guide walks you through the steps needed to analyze your situation so you can make more informed decisions about nutrient management for your crop.

Chapters cover the basics from soil types and how flooding affects soil fertility to a complete analysis of 7 nutrients along with salinity, pH and other toxicities. Also included is a chapter on nutrient management for organic rice.

This full-color manual is illustrated with 74 figures, illustrations, and photographs, and 23 tables. A measurement conversion table, a glossary, and extensive references round out this essential guide.

  • Publication Number: 3516
  • Inventory Type: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-643-4
  • Copyright Date: 2010
  • Length: 136 pp

160107643
Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

Rice Quality Handbook
Author: R. G. Mutters, J. F. Thompson

This new manual provides a step-by-step guide to producing high-quality rice from planting to postharvest. Inside this 141-page guide you'll find information on:

•Rice quality considerations in the global market
•Choosing the correct variety
•Cultural practices
•Harvest procedures
•Effects of weather conditions at harvest
•Drying methods
•Effects of temperature and moisture content on quality
•Controlling insects during storage
•Controlling the growth of molds and bacteria

While written with the Sacramento Valley in California in mind, growers, buyers, and operators of dryers, warehouses, and processing operations worldwide will benefit from this handbook.

The Rice Quality Handbook is a collaboration of University of California Cooperative Extension advisors, UC Davis faculty, and researchers at the USDA Western Regional Research Laboratory in Albany, California.

Illustrated with 39 color photographs, 58 graphs, and 35 line drawings. An English-metric conversion chart and an index round out this essential manual.

Publication Number: 3514 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-60107-622-9 Copyright Date: 2009 Length: 141 pp
160107622

Reg. Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $30.00
To Top

Rye: Genetics, Breeding, and Cultivation

Owing to its considerable winter hardiness, rye is a cereal that played a major role in the feeding of European populations throughout the Middle Ages. Recent data shows that rye is grown on about 5.4 million hectares, with a world production of approximately 13 million tons. While still an important bread food in many countries, rye produced for bread making has decreased or stagnated, whereas production is increasing for other market segments. Particularly, rye for feeding, ethanol processing, and biogas is promoted in Europe.

The first comprehensive monograph on rye, Rye: Genetics, Breeding, and Cultivation gathers all the relevant and historic information from botany and genetics to utilization and sustainability of rye. The book covers taxonomy, morphology, and other botany-related aspects of rye. It describes its physiology, cytology, and genetics, including use for genetic improvement of other cereals. The author addresses various types of breeding such as population, hybrid, and molecular breeding. He also discusses rye cropping, including seeding techniques, fungal and viral diseases, and predators.

The book examines the various uses for rye beyond bread making. This includes feeding, biomass and biogas production, ethanol production, and other important characteristics such as phytosterol content and antioxidant activity. It also explores the nutritional value of rye. Written by a leading expert in the field, this monograph compiles the most important facets of rye research, past and present.


146656143
Reg. Price: $149.95
Sale Price: $112.46
To Top

Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy

The new edition of Seeds contains new information on many topics discussed in the first edition, such as fruit/seed heteromorphism, breaking of physical dormancy and effects of inbreeding depression on germination. New topics have been added to each chapter, including dichotomous keys to types of seeds and kinds of dormancy; a hierarchical dormancy classification system; role of seed banks in restoration of plant communities; and seed germination in relation to parental effects, pollen competition, local adaption, climate change and karrikinolide in smoke from burning plants.

The database for the world biogeography of seed dormancy has been expanded from 3,580 to about 13,600 species. New insights are presented on seed dormancy and germination ecology of species with specialized life cycles or habitat requirements such as orchids, parasitic, aquatics and halophytes. Information from various fields of science has been combined with seed dormancy data to increase our understanding of the evolutionary/phylogenetic origins and relationships of the various kinds of seed dormancy (and nondormancy) and the conditions under which each may have evolved. This comprehensive synthesis of information on the ecology, biogeography and evolution of seeds provides a thorough overview of whole-seed biology that will facilitate and help focus research efforts.


012416677
Reg. Price: $150.00
Sale Price: $112.50
To Top

Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy

This updated and much revised third edition of Seeds: Physiology of Development, Germination and Dormancy provides a thorough overview of seed biology and incorporates much of the progress that has been made during the past fifteen years. With an emphasis on placing information in the context of the seed, this new edition includes recent advances in the areas of molecular biology of development and germination, as well as fresh insights into dormancy, ecophysiology, desiccation tolerance, and longevity. Authored by preeminent authorities in the field, this book is an invaluable resource for researchers, teachers, and students interested in the diverse aspects of seed biology.

Authors:
  • J. Derek Bewley, PhD, DSc Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, CAN
  • Kent J. Bradford, PhD Department of Plant Sciences, Seed Biotechnology Center, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
  • Henk W.M. Hilhorst, PhD Wageningen Seed Laboratory, Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • Hiroyuki Nonogaki, PhD Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

146144692
Reg. Price: $99.00
Sale Price: $74.25
To Top

Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities

The third edition of Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities highlights the many advances in the field of seed ecology and its relationship to plant community dynamics that have taken place in recent years. The new edition also features chapters on seed development and morphology, seed chemical ecology, implications of climate change on regeneration by seed, and the functional role of seed banks in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The book is aimed at advanced level students and researchers in the fields of seed science, seed ecology and plant ecology.


178064183
Reg. Price: $180.00
Sale Price: $135.00
To Top

Small Farm Handbook, 2nd Edition
Author: L. Tourte, B. Faber

Since its publication in 1994, the Small Farm Handbook has been an essential resource for California’s small farmers and the agricultural professionals advising them – selling over 4300 copies. Now this invaluable reference has been updated and expanded for today’s small-scale producers.

What’s new in the 2nd Edition?

An important new chapter on postharvest handling and safety of perishable crops Expanded marketing and labor chapters

The handbook covers three essential areas:
Background skills and knowledge, the business side, and the farming side

Within these broad areas you’ll find specific chapters on:

Requirements for Successful Farming
Growing Crops
Raising Animals
Farm and Financial Management
Marketing and Product Sales
Labor Management
Also included are profiles of six small farm operators representing a sample of California’s diverse agriculture.

Throughout you’ll get a look at emerging trends and issues for California agriculture and innovative methods for better production and management, all of which can lead to better farm performance.

Drawing upon the knowledge of 32 experts from the University of California, No other publication covers the topics, issues, and facets of California’s small-scale agriculture with this depth or level of expertise.

From the basics to risk management, specialty crops to marketing and product sales, this guide covers the gamut.


160107698

Reg. Price: $25.00
Sale Price: $18.75
To Top

Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook—Second Edition
Author: Claudia Myers

Handy for commercial producers as well as backyard gardeners, this useful guide for growers and sellers of niche market produce provides detailed information about growing specialty crops that are growing in popularity among consumers. Includes 63 crop sheets – from arugula to radicchio, basil to thyme, prickly pear to tomatillos, variety and heirloom tomatoes. Includes market information, resources, a glossary of Asian vegetable names, and an updated bibliography.

Publication Number: 3346 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-38-9 Copyright Date: 1998 Length: 184 pp.
000010016

Reg. Price: $35.00
Sale Price: $26.25
To Top

Strawberries
by James F. Hancock

Similar to other books in this series, this volume provides a broad scientific review of strawberries and strawberry production. Written for growers and home gardeners, it covers all aspects, from taxonomy, distribution, and morphology to fruit ripening, storage, and processing. It is the first complete review of strawberries in over thirty years, filling a gap in the literature on this important crop.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Pub. Date: February 2000
  • ISBN-13: 9780851993393
  • 256pp
  • Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series

085199339
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

The Avocado: Botany, Production and Uses

Although avocado has been cultivated and consumed for more than 9,000 years near its center of origin in Latin America, world production and trade has increased dramatically over the past few decades. The avocado is now a widely traded fruit between warmer and colder countries as a result of the global community becoming increasingly aware of the versatility and nutritional value of this crop. For the past decade, the world avocado industry has been going through a period of rapid technological change and innovation. The dietary value of "the most nutritious of all fruit" is also receiving more attention. This fully updated new edition of the successful 2002 book will provide a comprehensive review of avocado production, science and technology.


184593701
Reg. Price: $230.00
Sale Price: $172.50
To Top

The California Vegetables in Garden and Field

The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science is pleased to announce the newest addition to our historical agricultural book series.

This marvelous edition features typography that mirrors the original text and layout, and wonderful photographs and endpapers meticulously reproduced from pristine copies of the rare first edition of this seminal book. Original notes, manuscripts, letters, photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings of this pioneer agronomist are included in the foreword and afterward written for this special edition.

"First published in 1897 by the Pacific Rural Press of San Francisco, The California Vegetables in Garden and Field, by Edward James Wickson (1848-1923), appeared midway in Wickson's foundational career as an agricultural writer and faculty member at the College of Agriculture at the University of California... this was Wickson's third of seven best-selling books, which were themselves only part of the cascade of phamplets, brochures, research papers, magazine articles, chapters in books by others, and editorial commentary in the Pacific Rural Press that poured fourth in astonishing profusion from Wickson in his half-century career as a newspaper reporter, agricultural association spokesman, magazine editor and columnist, and indefatigable researcher for the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of California. This extraordinary output--so elegantly written, so scientifically precise, so useful, and so pervasively effective across five decades--earned for Wickson in his lifetime high distinction as one of America's best-known agronomists." -- Kevin Starr


098163453
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

The Emergent Agriculture

Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend. However, this dominant system, from which Americans obtain most of their food, is being slowly supplanted by a new paradigm.

The Emergent Agriculture is a collection of fourteen thematic essays on sustainability viewed through the lens of farming. Arguing that industrial food production is incompatible with the realities of nature, science, and ethics, this lyrical narrative makes the case for a locally based food system which is:

  • Stable in the face of economic uncertainty
  • Resilient in the face of environmental variability
  • Grounded in stewardship of the land, on attaching value to food and the craft involved in producing it, and on respecting the dignity of farmers, consumers and livestock

A revolution in food production is underway. Written from the vantage point of an ecologist who is also a farmer, The Emergent Agriculture is essential reading for anyone interested in food security and the potential for growing local economies. Food for thought about the future of food.


086571773
Reg. Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $13.46
To Top

The Farm to Market Handbook

Transform your pastime into your livelihood. If your sweet corn is tall, your brood of chickens is beautiful, and your half-dozen goats give delicious milk, then you know firsthand the rewards of running a small farm. But what if you could turn that Do-It-Yourself hobby into a long-term source of regular income? Nurturing a healthy harvest is only half the battle—what you really need to know is how to create a successful and sustainable business. In The Farm to Market Handbook, veteran dairy-goat farmer Janet Hurst combines her deep knowledge of farming life and farmers' markets with her hard-won experience turning farm products into a living wage. From CSAs and weekly markets to school programs and local chefs, Hurst guides you through every type of market available to small farmers. She explains how you can develop a realistic marketing plan, provides a breakdown of the food laws and regulations you'll need to be aware of, and offers insider tips on how to be a successful businessperson. Through enlightening interviews with producers around the country who speak of their successes - and their failures - this book takes a look at some of the nation's top markets and analyzes why they have thrived where others have not. So if you've ever wondered how to get started selling your produce, entertained the idea of raising meat goats, or wanted to spread the word about your homegrown honey, you should read The Farm to Market Handbook and figure out how to put money in your pockets.


076034660
Reg. Price: $24.99
Sale Price: $18.74
To Top

The Manual of Plant Grafting

Practical techniques for improved plant performance! This authoritative guide offers clear, step-by-step instruction on the latest grafting techniques. Propagation expert Peter MacDonald highlights the importance of choosing appropriate plant materials, making good graft cuts, and caring for the plant after the graft. He also puts current techniques in historical context, explains the science behind grafting, and includes a list of recommended techniques for over 200 plants.


160469463
Reg. Price: $39.95
Sale Price: $29.96
To Top

The Potato: Botany, Production and Uses

Potatoes are a staple crop around the world. Covering all aspects of botany, production and uses, this book presents a comprehensive discussion of the most important topics for potato researchers and professionals. It assesses the latest research on plant growth such as tuber development, water use and seed production, covers all aspects of pest management and reviews postharvest issues such as storage, global markets, and of course, nutritional value and flavor.


178064280
Reg. Price: $180.00
Sale Price: $135.00
To Top

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is a manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition.

Ben Falk is a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention. The site is a terraced paradise on a hillside in Vermont that would otherwise be overlooked by conventional farmers as unworthy farmland. Falk’s wide array of fruit trees, rice paddies (relatively unheard of in the Northeast), ducks, nuts, and earth-inspired buildings is a hopeful image for the future of regenerative agriculture and modern homesteading.

The book covers nearly every strategy Falk and his team have been testing at the Whole Systems Research Farm over the past decade, as well as experiments from other sites Falk has designed through his off-farm consulting business. The book includes detailed information on earthworks; gravity-fed water systems; species composition; the site-design process; site management; fuelwood hedge production and processing; human health and nutrient-dense production strategies; rapid topsoil formation and remineralization; agroforestry/silvopasture/grazing; ecosystem services, especially regarding flood mitigation; fertility management; human labor and social-systems aspects; tools/equipment/appropriate technology; and much more, complete with gorgeous photography and detailed design drawings.

The Resilient Farm and Homestead is more than just a book of tricks and techniques for regenerative site development, but offers actual working results in living within complex farm-ecosystems based on research from the “great thinkers” in permaculture, and presents a viable home-scale model for an intentional food-producing ecosystem in cold climates, and beyond. Inspiring to would-be homesteaders everywhere, but especially for those who find themselves with “unlikely” farming land, Falk is an inspiration in what can be done by imitating natural systems, and making the most of what we have by re-imagining what’s possible. A gorgeous case study for the homestead of the future.


160358444
Reg. Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $30.00
To Top

Tomatoes
by E. Heuvelink (Editor)

In common with other books in this series, this volume describes the scientific principles of the biology and production of a particular horticultural crop. This volume considers tomatoes, one of the most important internationally grown and traded of such crops. All aspects, from taxonomy and genetics, to growing in field and protected environments and to postharvest handling and processing, are covered. The book fills a major gap in the literature and will be essential for students, professional growers and processors.

  • Publisher: CABI
  • Pub. Date: June 2005
  • ISBN-13: 9780851993966
  • 339pp
  • Series: Cabi Publishing Series

085199396
Reg. Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $56.25
To Top

Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future
by Pamela C. Ronald, Raoul W. Adamchak

By the year 2050, Earth's population will double. If we continue with current farming practices, vast amounts of wilderness will be lost, millions of birds and billions of insects will die, and the public will lose billions of dollars as a consequence of environmental degradation. Clearly, there must be a better way to meet the need for increased food production.

Written as part memoir, part instruction, and part contemplation, Tomorrow's Table argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture—genetic engineering and organic farming—is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner. Pamela Ronald, a geneticist, and her husband, Raoul Adamchak, an organic farmer, take the reader inside their lives for roughly a year, allowing us to look over their shoulders so that we can see what geneticists and organic farmers actually do. The reader sees the problems that farmers face, trying to provide larger yields without resorting to expensive or environmentally hazardous chemicals, a problem that will loom larger and larger as the century progresses. They learn how organic farmers and geneticists address these problems.

This book is for consumers, farmers, and policy decision makers who want to make food choices and policy that will support ecologically responsible farming practices. It is also for anyone who wants accurate information about organic farming, genetic engineering, and their potential impacts on human health and the environment.

  • Pub. Date: December 28, 2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Format: Paperback, 232pp

019539357
Reg. Price: $16.95
Sale Price: $12.71
To Top

Tropical Fruits

Spanning a wide variety of climatic conditions and soil types, tropical fruit include species which have long been important exports and some which, until recently, were grown and consumed only locally. However, improvements in transportation and handling are making many tropical fruits increasingly important as large-scale crops and exports. This volume presents a broad survey of tropical fruit production and usage. It begins with an outline of tropical climates, tropical soils, and general principles of cultivation and postharvest handling. It then devotes separate chapters to each of the important fruits, which include annonas, avocado, bananas, litchi, mango, papaya, and pineapple; each chapter covers botany, origin and distribution, ecology, genetics and cultivar development, culturing practices, pests and diseases, harvest and postharvest handling, and utilization of the fruit.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Pub. Date: July 1998
  • ISBN-13: 9780851992549
  • 445pp
  • Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series
  • Edition Number: 1

085199254
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

Tropical Fruits (Volume 1)

The first of two volumes, this book covers major tropical fruits such as avocado, litchi, mango, papaya and pineapple. Early chapters describe the tropics and its soils and deal with key issues such as tree management and postharvest handling, updated and expanded to include best handling practices and food safety issues and the way to address these issues in marketing. Following these are self-contained chapters on single fruits which provide in-depth studies of botany, areas of origin and distribution, descriptions of ecological requirements and world production and utilization of each fruit. Propagation & cultural practices from ancient to modern are described to show the regional differences that environmental and biological pressures exert on fruit production and fruit quality. Tropical Fruits is essential reading for students and teachers of horticulture as well as horticultural industry personnel and policy-makers.


184593672
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

Tropical Fruits (Volume 2)

Volume 2 of this revised edition of Tropical Fruits examines the more specialist tropical fruits such as guava, durian, mangosteen, passion fruits and palm fruits. With growing interest in the cultivation, production, study, sales and marketability of these specialist fruits, this is a timely and informative book. Topics like botany, soil and climate requirements, cultivar development, world production and harvesting and postharvest handling are covered in-depth for each crop. This practical and accessible book is an ideal text for horticulture academics, researchers, extension workers, students, breeders, growers and policy makers.


184593789
Reg. Price: $85.00
Sale Price: $63.75
To Top

Vegetable Brassicas and Related Crucifers
by Geoffrey R. Dixon, M. H. Dickson

The Brassica crops provide the greatest diversity of products derived from a single genus. As vegetables they deliver leaves, flowers, stems and roots that are used either fresh or in processed forms. This book covers the Occidental crops derived from B. oleracea (cole or cabbage group) and Oriental types from B. rapa (Chinese cabbage and its relatives). Both groups are of immense importance for human nutrition, containing vital vitamins and cancer preventing substances.

  • Publisher: CABI
  • Pub. Date: March 2007
  • ISBN-13: 9780851993959
  • 327pp
  • Series: Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series

085199395
Reg. Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $56.25
To Top

Vegetable Seed Production

Successful seed supplies are vital in maintaining vegetable production and availability, and for ensuring food security for many subsistence farmers in developing countries. Providing broad and expert coverage of the horticultural production of vegetables grown for seed, this fully updated new edition includes new coverage of the production of genetically modified crops, organic seed production, packaging, and honey bee population, as well as updated references and further reading.

It is an essential text for horticulturists, researchers, seed scientists, vegetable producers, students, technicians and practitioners in vegetable seed production in both developed and developing countries.


178064368
Reg. Price: $70.00
Sale Price: $52.50
To Top

Woman-Powered Farm

The go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution. Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest honey from their beehives, grow food for their families and sell their goods at farmers' markets. What does a woman who wants to work the land need to do to follow her dream? First, she needs this book. It may seem strange to suggest that women farmers need a different guide than male farmers, but women often have different strengths and goals, and different ways of achieving those goals. Audrey Levatino shares her experiences of running a farm and offers invaluable advice on how to get started, whether you have hundreds of acres or a simple lot for an urban community garden. Filled with personal anecdotes and stories from other women farmers, from old hands to brand new ones, from agricultural icons like Temple Grandin, to her own sister, this book is a reassuring and inspirational guide.


158157241
Reg. Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $18.71
To Top

World Vegetables: Principles, Production and Nutritive Value
Rubatzky, Vincent E.

Completely revised and updated, this wide-ranging, comprehensive treatise examines the many different aspects of vegetables from an international perspective. This logically organized text, filled with numerous illustrations, photographs, and tables, begins with and easy-to-read introduction to such topics as: the current role of vegetables as a world food crop, the origin and classification of vegetables, vegetables in human nutrition, and plant toxicants and folklore concerning vegetables. Background material on the basic principles for growing crops and production under adverse conditions are also featured in this section. Much of the material covered in the book focuses on the major and minor vegetables, their origin, taxonomy, botany, physiology, production and post harvest handling, and composition and use. In addition, current world production statistics are provided for many vegetable crops as well as listings of important diseases, insects, and other pest for many family groups. New features of this edition include: Three new chapters covering mushrooms, aquatic vegetables, and herbs and spices, several appendix tables listing vegetables according to family, genus, species, nutritive value, and recommended storage conditions for many vegetables . The introductory chapter offers an excellent background of the role of vegetables for the beginning and advanced students, both in the U.S. and worldwide. The chapters following provide extension professionals, professors, agricultural agencies, commercial growers, and processing and seed industry personnel with a better understanding of individual vegetable species.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC Pub. Date: January 1999 ISBN-13: 9780834216877 704pp Edition Description: REV Edition Number: 2
083421687

Reg. Price: $175.00
Sale Price: $131.25
To Top

Showing Results 1 - 64 of  64  

I.1.A