• Technology & Engineering

Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers


Author: Donald N. Maynard,George J. Hochmuth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118686101
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 621
View: 6455
The leading one-stop reference for commercial vegetable growers for more than 50 years Rooted in tradition, branching out to the future. For more than half a century, Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers has provided generations of commercial growers with the most timely, accessible, and useful information available on the subject. The Fifth Edition of this highly regarded horticultural mainstay provides readers with the reliable growing and marketing information they've come to expect, while including new and updated material throughout to maintain its relevance in our ever-changing world. Filled with valuable information, largely in the form of tables and charts--from hard statistics on vegetable production and consumption to essential information for today's international markets, such as vegetable botanical names and vegetable names in nine languages--Knott's Handbook is part Farmer's Almanac, part encyclopedia, and part dictionary. It also provides detailed, practical specifics on planting rates, schedules, and spacing; soils and fertilizers; methods for managing crop pests; greenhouse vegetable and crop production; insect pest identification; harvesting and storage; and vegetable marketing. Now available in a new flexible cover designed for ease of use on the desk or in the field, this valuable workhorse features new information on: * World vegetable production * Best management practices * Organic crop production * Food safety * Pesticide safety * Postharvest problems * Minimally processed vegetables * Plus, hundreds of Web site links related to vegetable information

    • Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing


Author: Muhammad Siddiq,Mark A. Uebersax
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119098947
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1104
View: 2240
Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition is the most comprehensive guide on vegetable technology for processors, producers, and users of vegetables in food manufacturing.This complete handbook contains 42 chapters across two volumes, contributed by field experts from across the world. It provides contemporary information that brings together current knowledge and practices in the value-chain of vegetables from production through consumption. The book is unique in the sense that it includes coverage of production and postharvest technologies, innovative processing technologies, packaging, and quality management. Handbook of Vegetables and Vegetable Processing, Second Edition covers recent developments in the areas of vegetable breeding and production, postharvest physiology and storage, packaging and shelf life extension, and traditional and novel processing technologies (high-pressure processing, pulse-electric field, membrane separation, and ohmic heating). It also offers in-depth coverage of processing, packaging, and the nutritional quality of vegetables as well as information on a broader spectrum of vegetable production and processing science and technology. Coverage includes biology and classification, physiology, biochemistry, flavor and sensory properties, microbial safety and HACCP principles, nutrient and bioactive properties In-depth descriptions of key processes including, minimal processing, freezing, pasteurization and aseptic processing, fermentation, drying, packaging, and application of new technologies Entire chapters devoted to important aspects of over 20 major commercial vegetables including avocado, table olives, and textured vegetable proteins This important book will appeal to anyone studying or involved in food technology, food science, food packaging, applied nutrition, biosystems and agricultural engineering, biotechnology, horticulture, food biochemistry, plant biology, and postharvest physiology.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook

A Complete Guide to Managing Finances, Crops, and Staff - and Making a Profit
Author: Richard Wiswall
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582495
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 224
View: 9628
Contrary to popular belief, a good living can be made on an organic farm. What’s required is farming smarter, not harder. In The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, Richard Wiswall shares advice on how to make your vegetable production more efficient, better manage your employees and finances, and turn a profit. From his twenty-seven years of experience at Cate Farm in Vermont, Wiswall knows firsthand the joys of starting and operating an organic farm—as well as the challenges of making a living from one. Farming offers fundamental satisfaction from producing food, working outdoors, being one’s own boss, and working intimately with nature. But, unfortunately, many farmers avoid learning about the business end of farming; because of this, they often work harder than they need to, or quit farming altogether because of frustrating—and often avoidable—losses. In this comprehensive business kit, Wiswall covers: Step-by-step procedures to make your crop production more efficient Advice on managing employees, farm operations, and office systems Novel marketing strategies What to do with your profits: business spending, investing, and planning for retirement A companion CD offers valuable business tools, including easy-to-use spreadsheets for projecting cash flow, a payroll calculator, comprehensive crop budgets for forty different crops, and tax planners.

    • Gardening

The New Seed-Starters Handbook


Author: Nancy Bubel,Jean Nick
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1635651050
Category: Gardening
Page: 400
View: 6118
Starting plants from a seed grants earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, lower costs, and the undeniable sense of satisfaction and reward. For the most complete, up-to-date information on starting plants from seed, turn to The New Seed-Starter's Handbook. Written by a gardener with 30 years of experience, this updated, easy-to-use reference explains everything you need to know to start seeds and raise healthy seedlings successfully. You'll find: The latest research in seed starting The best growing media The newest gardening materials Solutions to seed-starting problems Source lists for seeds and hard-to-find gardening supplies The robust encyclopedia section lists more than 200 plants--including vegetables and fruits, garden flowers, wildflowers, herbs, trees, and shrubs--with details on how to start each from seed.

    • Gardening

Newspaper, Pennies, Cardboard, and Eggs--For Growing a Better Garden

More Than 400 New, Fun, and Ingenious Ideas to Keep Your Garden Growing Great All Season Long
Author: Roger Yepsen
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594867038
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
View: 8407
Presents more than four hundred solutions to help outdoor gardeners cultivate flowers, plants, vegetables, and herbs and spices, covering everything from seed starting to harvesting, garden layout to irrigation.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Turn Here Sweet Corn

Organic Farming Works
Author: Atina Diffley
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816677719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 335
View: 4699
An organic farmer relates her family's experiences and struggles in the industry as they faced challenges ranging from inclement weather to the threat of eminent domain.

    • Gardening

How to grow more vegetables than you ever thought possible on less land than you can imagine

a primer on the life-giving biodynamic/French intensive method of organic horticulture
Author: John Jeavons
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780898150742
Category: Gardening
Page: 159
View: 2799
A classic in the field of sustainable gardening, HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES shows how to produce a beautiful organic garden with minimal watering and care, whether it's just a few tomatoes in a tiny backyard or enough food to feed a family of four on less than half an acre. Updated with the latest biointensive tips and techniques, this is an essential reference for gardeners of all skill levels seeking to grow some or all of their own food. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Science

Rice

Origin, History, Technology, and Production
Author: C. Wayne Smith,Robert H. Dilday
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471345169
Category: Science
Page: 642
View: 5976
This comprehensive resource on rice provides information on subjects ranging from cultivar development techniques and soil characteristics to harvesting, storage and germplasm resources.

    • Technology & Engineering

Semiconductor Safety Handbook

Safety and Health in the Semiconductor Industry
Author: Richard A. Bolmen
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 0815518994
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 634
View: 8468
Interwoven within our semiconductor technology development had been the development of technologies aimed at identifying, evaluating and mitigating the environmental, health and safety (EH&S) risks and exposures associated with the manufacturing and packaging of integrated circuits. Driving and advancing these technologies have been international efforts by SEMI's Safety Division, the Semiconductor Safety Association (SSA), and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The purpose of the Semiconductor Safety Handbook is to provide a current, single source reference for many of the primary semiconductor EH&S technologies and disciplines. To this end, the contributors have assembled a comprehensive text written by some of the leading experts in EH&S in the semiconductor industry. This text had taken three years to complete and has involved tremendous effort and commitment by the authors. They have attempted to construct a reference manual that is comprehensive in its coverage of the technical aspects of each individual subject, while at the same time addressing practical applications of each topic. The scope of this text, from its inception, was intended to address significantly more than what would typically be classified under the definition of ""safety."" However, all of the chapters have a direct application to the protection and preservation of semiconductor employees, the surrounding communities and the environment. This book is a hands-on reference to environmental, health and safety issues critical to the semiconductor industry. It was also the author's intent to produce a text that provides a practical user's guide for semiconductor environmental, health and safety practitioners as well as those individuals responsible for operation, maintenance and production in wafer fabrication facilities.

    • Gardening

The New Seed Starter's Handbook


Author: Nancy Bubel
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780878577521
Category: Gardening
Page: 385
View: 8321
Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden

    • Science

Corn

Origin, History, Technology, and Production
Author: C. Wayne Smith,Javier Betrán
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471411840
Category: Science
Page: 949
View: 4586
Your all-in-one guide to corn. This book provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing, and worldwide utilization. This is the fourth, and final, volume in the series of comprehensive references on the major crops of the world. Covers new biotechnology techniques for plant breeding and pest management Provides practical advice on planting techniques and rates, seed production, treating plant diseases, insect infestation and weeds, harvesting, processing and worldwide utilization.

    • Gardening

Sustainable Market Farming

Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
Author: Pam Dawling
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925121
Category: Gardening
Page: 456
View: 3682
Growing for 100 - the complete year-round guide for the small-scale market grower.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Biology of Horticulture

An Introductory Textbook
Author: John E. Preece,Paul E. Read
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471465798
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 528
View: 5266
This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it successfully prepares them for more specialized studies in nursery management, floriculture, landscaping, vegetable and fruit science.

    • Science

Biochemistry and Physiology of Plant Hormones


Author: Thomas C. Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461236541
Category: Science
Page: 330
View: 546
Biochemistry and Physiology oj Plant Hormones is intended primarily as a textbook or major reference for a one-term intermediate-level or advanced course dealing with hormonal regulation of growth and development of seed plants for students majoring in biology, botany, and applied botany fields such as agronomy, forestry, and horticulture. Additionally, it should be useful to others who wish to become familiar with the topic in relation to their principal student or professional interests in related fields. It is assumed that readers will have a background in fundamental biology, plant physiology, and biochemistry. The dominant objective of Biochemistry and Physiology oj Plant Hor mones is to summarize, in a reasonably balanced and comprehensive way, the current state of our fundamental knowledge regarding the major kinds of hormones and the phytochrome pigment system. Written primarily for students rather than researchers, the book is purposely brief. Biochemical aspects have been given priority intentionally, somewhat at the expense of physiological considerations. There are extensive citations of the literature-both old and recent-but, it is hoped, not so much documentation as to make the book difficult to read. The specific choices of publications to cite and illustrations to present were made for different reasons, often to illustrate historical develop ment, sometimes to illustrate ideas that later proved invalid, occasionally to exemplify conflicting hypotheses, and most often to illustrate the current state of our knowledge about hormonal phenomena.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Encyclopedia of Seeds

Science, Technology and Uses
Author: J. Derek Bewley,Michael Black,Peter Halmer
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 0851997236
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 828
View: 9312
This is the first scholarly reference work to cover all the major scientific themes and facets of the subject of seeds. It outlines the latest fundamental biological knowledge about seeds, together with the principles of agricultural seed processing, storage and sowing, the food and industrial uses of seeds, and the roles of seeds in history, economies and cultures. With contributions from 110 expert authors worldwide, the editors have created 560 authoritative articles, illustrated with plentiful tables, figures, black-and-white and color photographs, suggested further reading matter and 670 supplementary definitions. The contents are alphabetically arranged and cross-referenced to connect related entries.

    • Gardening

Lavender

The Grower's Guide
Author: Virginia McNaughton
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9781604691252
Category: Gardening
Page: 180
View: 3725
In this complete, practical guide leading lavender specialist Virginia McNaughton details more than 200 lavender species and cultivars, including many that are adaptable, hardy and dependable.

    • Cooking

Vegetable Production


Author: Ib Libner Nonnecke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780442267216
Category: Cooking
Page: 657
View: 2850
This is an up-to-date comprehensive text and reference on vegetable production in America and Canada for vegetable growers, handlers and marketers. Divided into three parts, this book discusses principles of vegetable production, explores the science and technology of vegetable crops (covering 12 major crop areas) and provides a glossary of terms used throughout. Nonnecke relates the most useful technology to each topic covered and emphasizes the key role of good husbandry as well as the opportunity for each region to deliver seasonably or year-round abundant, high-quality produce.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Organic Seed Grower

A Farmer's Guide to Vegetable Seed Production
Author: John Navazio
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584528
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
View: 1560
The Organic Seed Grower is a comprehensive manual for the serious vegetable grower who is interested in growing high-quality seeds using organic farming practices. It is written for both serious home seed savers and diversified small-scale farmers who want to learn the necessary steps involved in successfully producing a commercial seed crop organically. Detailed profiles for each of the major vegetables provide users with practical, in-depth knowledge about growing, harvesting, and processing seed for a wide range of common and specialty vegetable crops, from Asian greens to zucchini. In addition, readers will find extensive and critical information on topics including: The reproductive biology of crop plants Annual vs. biennial seed crops Isolation distances needed to ensure varietal purity Maintaining adequate population size for genetic integrity Seed crop climates Seed-borne diseases Seed-cleaning basics Seed storage for farmers and more . . . This book can serve as a bridge to lead skilled gardeners, who are already saving their own seed, into the idea of growing seed commercially. And for diversified vegetable farmers who are growing a seed crop for sale for the first time, it will provide details on many of the tricks of the trade that are used by professional seed growers. This manual will help the budding seed farmer to become more knowledgeable, efficient, and effective in producing a commercially viable seed crop. With the strong demand for certified organic produce, many regional seed companies are increasingly seeking out dedicated seed growers to ensure a reliable source of organically grown seeds for their farmer and gardener customers. This trend represents a great business opportunity for small-scale commercial growers who wish to raise and sell vegetable seeds as a profitable part of their diversified small-farm operation. Written by well-known plant breeder and organic seed expert John Navazio, The Organic Seed Grower is the most up-to-date and useful guide to best practices in this exciting and important field.

    • Science

Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems

The International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems held in Narita, Japan, August 26–29, 1996
Author: E. Goto,K. Kurata,M. Hayashi,S. Sase
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401588899
Category: Science
Page: 344
View: 3939
Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems provides overviews of the current trends and concepts in plant production in closed or semi-closed environments. The overviews reflect both the present and future challenges that face the agricultural industry and the methods and tools which will meet these challenges. Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems contains the full texts of the Special Lectures from the International Symposium on Plant Production in Closed Ecosystems, plus several contributed papers. The challenges which await the agricultural industry are diverse. This diversity is reflected in the topics that were covered in the special lectures given by experts in the field. These topics included: greenhouse horticulture, hydroponics, micropropagation, food production in space, environmental control, co-generation, controlled ecological life support systems (CELSS), and resource conservation.