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Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers
 
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Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers [Format Kindle]

Donald N. Maynard , George J. Hochmuth

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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)

"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)

Présentation de l'éditeur

The leading one-stop reference for commercial vegetable growers for more than 50 years



Rooted in tradition, branching out to the future. For more than half a century, Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers has provided generations of commercial growers with the most timely, accessible, and useful information available on the subject. 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
* Plus, hundreds of Web site links related to vegetable information

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Knott's Handbook for Vegetable Growers, 4th Edition 10 août 2005
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I give it five stars. This book, which contains a variety of information from a wide number of sources, is not a "how-to" book. Its information is mostly in table form, so the book's main use is as a reference. Some chapters, such as the one on water and irrigation, contain information I've never seen anywhere else, except in technical publications. The chapter contains line illustrations and descriptions that are accessible to the layman. The chapter on vegetable pests also contains (black and white) line illustrations of the insects. Rather than try to list all the information this book contains, I list the table of contents:

Preface

Part 1: Vegetables and the Vegetable Industry

Botanical Names of Vegetables

Names of Vegetables in Nine Languages

Vegetable Production Statistics

Consumption of Vegetables

Nutritional Composition of Vegetables

Selection of Vegetable Varieties

Part 2: Plant Growing and Greenhouse Vegetable Production

Transplant Production

Plant Growing Containers

Seeds and Seeding

Temperature and Time Requirements

Plant Growing Mixes

Soil Sterilization

Fertilizing Transplants

Plant Growing Problems

Hardening Transplants

Crop Production

Cultural Management

Carbon Dioxide Enrichment

Soilless Culture

Nutrient Solutions

Tissue Composition

Part 3: 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

Part 4: Soils and Fertilizers

Organic Matter

Soil-Improving Crops

Manures

Soil Texture

Soil Reaction

Salinity

Fertilizers

Fertilizer Conversion Factors

Nutrient Deficiencies

Micronutrients

Fertilizer Distributors

Part 5: Water and Irrigation

Water and Irrigation

Rooting of Vegetables

Soil Moisture

Surface Irrigation

Overhead irrigation

Drip or Trickle Irrigation

Water Quality

Part 6: Vegetable Pests and Problems

Air Pollution

Integrated Pest Management

Pesticide-Use Precautions

Equipment and Application

Nematodes

Diseases

Insects

Wildlife Control

Herbicides

Equipment and Application

Weed-Control Practices

Effectiveness and Longevity of Herbicides

Part 8: Harvesting and Storage

Predicting Harvest Dates and Yields

Cooling Vegetables

Storage Conditions

Chilling and Ethylene Injury

Vegetable Quality

U.S. Standards for Vegetables

Storage Sprout Inhibitors

Containers for Vegetables

Vegetable Marketing

Part 9: Seed Production and Storage

Seed Labels

Seed Germination Tests

Seed Purity and Germination Standards

Seed Production

Seed Yields

Seed Storage

Part 10: Appendix

Sources of Vegetable Information

Sources of Vegetable Seeds

Periodicals for Vegetable Growers

U.S. Units of Measurement

Conversion Factors for U.S. Units

Metric Units of Measurement

Conversion Factors for U.S. and Metric Units

Conversions for Rates of Application

Water and Soil Solution Conversion Factors

Heat and Energy Equivalents and Definitions

Index
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fantastic reference work to answer disease&insect problems 23 août 1999
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I use this book as my first reference work to answer disease and insect problems in vegetables for the public. The layout is extremely easy to use. Each section is very clear and concise. This work is also used for establishing small plot research design that is comprable to the large scale production fields. All the information one needs is in this handbook for vegtable trials and for large scale production. There is very little else on the market that is as comprehensive as this publication and as accurate regarding information provided.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A helpful reference tool 22 septembre 1999
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First published in 1956, this handbook is an indispensable, up-to-date companion both in the field and in the marketplace. Topics include the vegetable industry, greenhouse vegetable production, soils and fertilizers, water, pests, weed control, harvesting, storage, and seed production. Packed with quick-access graphs, tables, charts, and line drawings, the 4th edition offers new information on drip irrigation, seed germination, plant tissue and sap testing, windbreaks, and weed management. It also gives advice on allowable pesticide and herbicide use and on the latest worker protection standards. The appendix contains sources of vegetable information, providers of vegetable seeds, periodicals for vegetable growers, and U.S. units of measurement and the metric conversion factors. A change from the spiral-bound 3rd edition is a sturdy, flexible cover to help hold pages flat.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 what a disappointment 1 juin 2010
Par Lucky Maria - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I knew going in that this handbook was for commercial growers so though I hesitated at the price I thought it would be worth it because it would be so complete. Boy, was I mistaken. I can't believe this is what professional growers use. The information is so hit and miss.

I guess the biggest problem is the inconsistency about which vegetables and crops are covered. In some places they list every vegetable you can think of and in others they list fewer than 15. Need to know what temperature to ship vegetables or how much a crate of yucca weighs? There are pages and pages devoted to it. Need to know germination temperature for seeds? There is less than a page and exactly 12 vegetables listed.

I think most growers [even commercial ones] would be better off searching out the information they need for the specific crops they plan to grow. In fact, much of this book is dedicated to listing websites and government agencies rather than including the information.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Be an Expert Farmer with one book 9 juin 2007
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Some years ago I used this book to build a very large farming company. I had no experience and little money but in 5 years I was farming 6000 acres of row crop. This book is fantastic. Eventually I had lots of AG engineers on staff, but this was the book that taught me how to monitor them. I recommend it to anyone, from a gardener to a an agribusinessman. It is wonderful and the current edition is great.
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