Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers / Edition 4

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The book is a compact compendium of factual data for commercial vegetable growers, with most of the data presented in the form of tables and charts. It is filled with information on topics like transplant production, planting rates and spacing, methods for controlling diseases, insect pest identification, and a multi-language vegetable dictionary.
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"Intended for commercial growers, the guide is a rich source of information for anyone who aims to harness the power of photosynthesis, perhaps especially serious gardeners. Metric conversion tables, fertilizer application methods, and tips for shipping and packaging round out a volume that strikes a perfect balance between robust content and lucid presentation." (American Reference Books Annual, 2008)

"It certainly provides the user with a wealth of current information on vegetable crop production and marketing in a well-organized and clearly presented manner." (HorTechnology, July-Sept 2007)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471131519
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Vegetables and the Vegetable Industry 1
Pt. 2 Plant Growing and Greenhouse Vegetable Production 45
Pt. 3 Field Planting 87
Pt. 4 Soils and Fertilizers 125
Pt. 5 Water and Irrigation 219
Pt. 6 Vegetable Pests and Problems 267
Pt. 7 Weed Control 359
Pt. 8 Harvesting and Storage 377
Pt. 9 Seed Production and Storage 451
Pt. 10 Appendix 477
Index 515
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