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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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Blueberries
by Jorge B. Retamales,
James F. Hancock

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

184593826
Price: $85.00
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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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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

Price: $50.00
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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

Price: $25.00
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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
Price: $125.00
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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
Price: $34.87
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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.

012394426
Price: $89.95
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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.

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

012396955
Price: $99.95
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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
Price: $65.00
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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
Price: $180.00
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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
Price: $65.00
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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
Price: $29.95
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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
Price: $70.00
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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
Price: $25.00
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Postharvest
Wills, R.

Effective postharvest handling is critical in maintaining the quality and freshness of crops from the time when they are harvested to when they are sold to the consumer.

Presented in a new larger format with an expanded color section, this broad-based introductory level textbook covers the key concepts and practical technologies to slow the inevitable deterioration of harvested produce, including handling, packaging, transport, temperature management and the control of pests and diseases.

  • Pub. Date: September 2007
  • Publisher: CABI
  • Format: Textbook Paperback, 252pp

184593227
Price: $55.00
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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
Price: $25.00
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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

Price: $40.00
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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
Price: $99.00
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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

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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

Price: $35.00
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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
Price: $65.00
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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
Price: $75.00
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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
Price: $16.95
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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.

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

085199254
Price: $85.00
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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
Price: $75.00
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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
Price: $65.00
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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

Price: $175.00
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