Available from ANR
California Agriculture 66(1):28-28.
Published online January 01, 2012
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Guidance for vegetable growers
Two new full-color manuals of interest to vegetable growers are now available. Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production is perhaps the most comprehensive, science-based book on cover cropping available to growers, while the Organic Vegetable Production Manual provides detailed information on how to farm vegetables organically, addressing the essential topics for success in this highly competitive marketplace.
Cover crops are an important tool for vegetable growers to reduce soil erosion, filter water, enhance soil fertility and break the life cycles of plant pathogens and pests. The handbook describes primary cover crop species and includes photos, seeding details, winter vigor descriptions, nitrogen fixation and scavenging, weed suppression and nematode resistance.
Organic Vegetable Production is a valuable resource for established organic growers, and a must-read for those considering organic practices. Chapters cover a range of topics, including business and marketing plans, economic performance, soil fertility management, managing weeds and diseases, postharvest handling, and organic certification and registration in California.
Cover Cropping for Vegetable Production, ANR Pub #3517, 90 pp, $25 Organic Vegetable Production Manual, ANR Pub #3509, 86 pp, $25
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