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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 * Hundreds of web site links related to vegetable information.
Softcover. 621 pages. John Wiley & Sons. 2007.
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