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Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

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ISBN-10: 0262083736

ISBN-13: 9780262083737

Edition: 2008

Authors: Christopher R. Henke

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Just south of San Francisco lies California's Salinas Valley, the heart of a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry that dominates U. S. vegetable production. How did the sleepy valley described in the stories of John Steinbeck become the nation's "t;salad bowl"t;? In Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power,Christopher R. Henke explores the ways that science helped build the Salinas Valley and California's broader farm industry. Henke focuses on the case of University of California "t;farm advisers,"t; scientists stationed in counties throughout the state who have stepped forward to help growers deal with crises ranging from labor shortages to plagues of insects. These disruptions in what…    
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Book details

List price: $7.75
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Christopher R. Henke is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Colgate University.

Introduction: Repairing Industrial Agriculture
A New Agrarian Ideal: Foundations of Cooperative Extension
A Niche of Their Own: Cooperative Extension's Move toward Specialization
A Repair Crisis: Farm Labor during World War II and Beyond
Making a Place for Science: The Field Trial
Making Change: Power, Politics, and Environmental Problems
Conclusion: The Future of Agriculture in the United States
Appendix: Methodology