Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers

ISBN-10: 047173828X
ISBN-13: 9780471738282
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $110.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 621
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

This is a compact compendium of factual data for commercial vegetable growers, filled with information such as transplant production, planting rates and spacing, methods for controlling diseases, insect pest identification, and even a multilanguage vegetable dictionary.

DONALD N. MAYNARD is an internationally recognized authority on vegetables. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and is a past president of the American Society for Horticultural Science.GEORGE J. HOCHMUTH is an internationally recognized authority on vegetables, through his previous bimonthly column in American Vegetable Grower and other works on vegetable production. He is Professor of Horticultural Sciences and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Florida. Both authors have been recognized repeatedly for their contributions to the vegetable industry and are Fellows of the American Society for Horticultural Science.

Preface
Vegetables and the Vegetable Industry
Botanical Names of Vegetables Names of Vegetables in Nine Languages
Edible Flowers
U.S. Vegetable Production
Consumption of Vegetables in the U.S.
World Vegetable Production
Nutritional Composition of Vegetables
Plant Growing and Greenhouse Vegetable Production
Transplant Production
Plant Growing Containers
Seeds and Seeding
Temperature and Time Requirements
Plant Growing Mixes
Soil Sterilization
Fertilizing and Irrigating Transplants
Plant Growing Problems
Conditioning Transplants
Additional Transplant Production Websites and References
Greenhouse Crop Production
Cultural Management
Carbon Dioxide Enrichment
Soilless Culture
Nutrient Solutions
Tissue Composition
Additional Sources of Information on Greenhouse Vegetables
Field Planting
Temperatures for Vegetables
Scheduling Successive Plantings
Time Required for Seedling Emergence
Seed Requirements
Planting Rates for Large Seeds
Spacing of Vegetables
Precision Seeding
Seed Priming
Vegetative Propagation
Polyethylene Mulches
Row Covers
Windbreaks
Additional Sources of Information on Plasticulture
Soils and Fertilizers
Nutrient Best Management Practices
Organic Matter
Soil-Improving Crops
Manures
Soil Texture
Soil Reaction
Salinity
Fertilizers
Fertilizer Conversion Factors
Nutrient Absorption
Plant Analysis
Soil Tests
Nutrient Deficiencies
Micronutrients
Fertilizer Distributors
Water and Irrigation
Suggestions on Supplying Water to Vegetables
Rooting of Vegetables
Soil Moisture
Surface Irrigation
Overhead Irrigation
Drip or Trickle Irrigation
Water Quality
Vegetable Pests and Problems
Air Pollution
Integrated Pest Management
Soil Solarization
Pesticide Use Precautions
Pesticide Application and Equipment
Vegetable Seed Treatment
Nematodes
Diseases
Insects
Pest Management in Organic Production Systems
Wildlife Control
Weed Management
Weed Management Strategies
Weed Identification
Noxious Weeds
Weed Control in Organic Farming
Cover Crops and Rotation in Weed Management
Herbicides
Weed Control Recommendations
Harvesting, Handling, and Storage
Food Safety
General Postharvest Handling Procedures
Predicting Harvest Dates and Yields
Cooling Vegetables
Vegetable Storage
Chilling and Ethylene Injury
Postharvest Diseases
Vegetable Quality
U.S. Standards for Vegetables
Minimally Processed Vegetables
Containers for Vegetables
Vegetable Marketing
Vegetable Seeds
Seed Labels
Seed Germination Tests
Seed Germination Standards
Seed Production
Seed Yields
Seed Storage
Vegetable Varieties
Vegetable Seed Sources
Appendix
Sources of Vegetable Information
Periodicals for Vegetable Growers
U.S. Units of Measurement
Conversion Factors for U.S. Units
Metric Units of Measurement
Conversion Factors for SI and Non SI Units
Conversions for Rates of Application
Water and Soil Solution Conversion Factors
Heat and Energy Equivalents and Definitions
Index

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