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Cover Cropping For Vegetable Production - BF542

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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.

  • Item Model Number: BF542
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches.
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds.
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