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

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

187990622
Price: $49.00
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Berry Grower's Companion
by Barbara L. Bowling

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

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

088192726
Price: $19.95
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Citrus and Subtropical Fruits
by Ortho

Grow your own citrus and subtropical fruit with help from Meredith Book's All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruit. From detailed descriptions of over 70 varieties of citrus and 275 varieties of subtropical fruits, you are bound to find the best type for your garden. And don't forget the easy-to-follow care instructions that will ensure a bountiful harvest.

Pub. Date: February 2008 Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated Format: Paperback, 128pp
000012460

Price: $2.98
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Citrus Health Management

Defines each of the steps in a successful preplanting, postplanting, and postharvest citrus program, with sections on orchard establishment, crop production, crop health, economics of crop production, and postharvest considerations. Various aspects of citriculture are examined, with special emphasis on integrated pest management practices. Includes color photos of trees, healthy and diseased fruit, pests, and machinery and equipment. For commercial growers, field consultants, farm advisors, and other professionals in the citrus industry.


089054227
Price: $59.98
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Citrus Production Manual

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

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

160107840
Price: $75.00
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Dates - Imported and American Varieties of Dates in the US
Author: Donald R. Hodel

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

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

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

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

187990678
Price: $25.00
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Fresh Market Caneberry Production Manual

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

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

  • Publication Number: ANR 3525
  • Length: 74 pages

160107697
Price: $25.00
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Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts
Harris, Linda J (Editor)

As tree nuts and peanuts become increasingly recognised for their health-promoting properties, the provision of safe, high quality nuts is a growing concern. Improving the safety and quality of nuts reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management. Part one explores production and processing practices and their influence on nut contaminants. Chapters discuss agricultural practices to reduce microbial contamination of nuts, pest control in postharvest nuts, and the impact of nut postharvest handling, de-shelling, drying and storage on quality. Further chapters review the validation of processes for reducing the microbial load on nuts and integrating Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) for safer nut processing. Chapters in part two focus on improving nut quality and safety and highlight oxidative rancidity in nuts, the impact of roasting on nut quality, and advances in automated nut sorting. Final chapters explore the safety and quality of a variety of nuts including almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and walnuts.
br> Improving the safety and quality of nuts is a comprehensive resource for food safety, product development and QA professionals using nuts in foods, those involved in nut growing, nut handling and nut processing, and researchers in food science and horticulture departments interested in the area.

Reviews key aspects of nut safety and quality management and addresses the influences of production and processing practices on nut safety
Analyses particular nut contaminants, safety management in nut processing and significant nut
Places focus on quality and safety in the production and processing of selected types of nuts

085709266

Price: $250.00
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Kiwifruit Growing and Handling
Author: Janine Hasey

This comprehensive guide describes the physiology of the kiwifruit vine and fruit; establishing a vineyard; cultural practices including irrigation, pollination, nutrition, and fertilization; pest management; pre- and postharvest handling; and cooling, storage, distribution, and marketing. More than 50 drawings, graphs, and diagrams, 55 detailed color photos and 51 black-and-white photos.

Publication Number: 3344 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-04-4 Copyright Date: 1994 Length: 140 pp.

187990604
Price: $27.00
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Organic Apple Production Manual
Author: Sean Swezey

Over 20 years of research by UC scientists, farm advisors, growers, and the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program have culminated in the first production manual from the University of California for current or potential producers of certified organic apples. If you are a current organic apple grower, are considering the transition to organic production, or are a conventional grower concerned with the use of pesticides, this guide is for you.

This manual includes a review of the organic apple industry including trends in production and markets, supply and price, and state and federal regulation and certification. Chapters include orchard management, disease and pest management, harvest and postharvest operations, marketing considerations, and economic performance. This manual covers the methods legally available for organic apple production in California and includes a bibliography of publications useful to the organic grower.

Organic and conventional growers alike will find that this volume is an essential reference for all growers with concerns about pesticide resistance, postharvest residues, farmworker health and safety, and regulatory restrictions. If you're considering the transition to organic production and certification, you'll find guidelines on what records to keep, who to contact, and what to expect while you make the transition.

This valuable reference guide is illustrated with 20 photographs and 19 tables.

As many of the basic agronomic practices are the same for both organic and conventional apple production, this manual is designed as a companion publication to Commercial Apple Growing in California (2456) and IPM for Apples and Pears, 2nd Edition (3340).

Publication Number: 3403 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-48-8 Copyright Date: 2000 Length: 72 pp.

187990648
Price: $18.00
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Peaches, Plums, and Nectarine
Author: James H. La Rue

Practical guide on topics from orchard site selection to produce distribution. 153 color photos, 36 black-and-white photos, 44 tables and charts, glossary, and index.

Publication Number: 3331 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-0-931876-88-2 Copyright Date: 1989 Length: 252 pp.

093187688
Price: $45.00
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Pear Production and Handling Manual
Author: E. Mitcham, R. Elkins

Using this new manual you’ll gain a basic understanding of growth and fruit development, as well as practical considerations on pear culture. While written with Bartlett pear production California in mind, pear growers of all varieties worldwide will find the information useful.

Additional chapters cover orchard and tree management including varieties, propagation and rootstock selection, training pruning, and orchard floor management. The section on irrigation and fertilization covers considerations including irrigation systems and scheduling, frost protection, and nutrition. Extensive sections on pest management, and fruit harvesting, storage and handling round out this essential guide.

Publication Number: 3483 Inventory Type: Paperback Language: English ISBN-13: 978-1-879906-65-5 Copyright Date: 2007 Length: 215 pp.

187990665
Price: $25.00
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