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Knott's handbook for vegetable growers (5th Ed., 5th Edition)

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Knott's handbook for vegetable growers
This edition is a compact compendium of factual data for commercial vegetable growers, with most of the data presented in the form of tables and charts. A ready reference work, filled with information such as transplant production, planting rates and spacing, methods for controlling diseases, insect pest identification, and even a multilanguage vegetable dictionary. This new edition adds new material on such topics as composting, fresh cut vegetable products, GMO, organic growing and federal regulations, BMP information, environmentally friendly pest management, food safety, and sustainable growing and production.
PREFACE.

PART 1: VEGETABLES AND THE VEGETABLE INDUSTRY.

01 BOTANICAL NAMES OF VEGETABLES NAMES OF VEGETABLES IN NINE LANGUAGES.

02 EDIBLE FLOWERS.

03 U.S. VEGETABLE PRODUCTION.

04 CONSUMPTION OF VEGETABLES IN THE U.S.

05 WORLD VEGETABLE PRODUCTION.

06 NUTRITIONAL COMPOSITION OF VEGETABLES.

PART 2: PLANT GROWING AND GREENHOUSE VEGETABLE PRODUCTION.

TRANSPLANT PRODUCTION.

01 PLANT GROWING CONTAINERS.

02 SEEDS AND SEEDING.

03 TEMPERATURE AND TIME REQUIREMENTS.

04 PLANT GROWING MIXES.

05 SOIL STERILIZATION.

06 FERTILIZING AND IRRIGATING TRANSPLANTS.

07 PLANT GROWING PROBLEMS.

08 CONDITIONING TRANSPLANTS.

09 ADDITIONAL TRANSPLANT PRODUCTION WEBSITES AND REFERENCES GREENHOUSE CROP PRODUCTION.

10 CULTURAL MANAGEMENT.

11 CARBON DIOXIDE ENRICHMENT.

12 SOILLESS CULTURE.

13 NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS.

14 TISSUE COMPOSITION.

15 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON GREENHOUSE VEGETABLES.

PART 3: FIELD PLANTING.

01 TEMPERATURES FOR VEGETABLES.

02 SCHEDULING SUCCESSIVE PLANTINGS.

03 TIME REQUIRED FOR SEEDLING EMERGENCE.

04 SEED REQUIREMENTS.

05 PLANTING RATES FOR LARGE SEEDS.

06 SPACING OF VEGETABLES.

07 PRECISION SEEDING.

08 SEED PRIMING.

09 VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION.

10 POLYETHYLENE MULCHES.

11 ROW COVERS.

12 WINDBREAKS.

13 ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON PLASTICULTURE.

PART 4: SOILS AND FERTILIZERS.

01 NUTRIENT BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

02 ORGANIC MATTER.

03 SOIL IMPROVING CROPS.

04 MANURES.

05 SOIL TEXTURE.

06 SOIL REACTION.

07 SALINITY.

08 FERTILIZERS.

09 FERTILIZER CONVERSION FACTORS.

10 NUTRIENT ABSORPTION.

11 PLANT ANALYSIS.

12 SOIL TESTS.

13 NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES.

14 MICRONUTRIENTS.

15 FERTILIZER DISTRIBUTORS.

PART 5: WATER AND IRRIGATION.

01 SUGGESTIONS ON SUPPLYING WATER TO VEGETABLES.

02 ROOTING OF VEGETABLES.

03 SOIL MOISTURE.

04 SURFACE IRRIGATION.

05 OVERHEAD IRRIGATION.

06 DRIP OR TRICKLE IRRIGATION.

07 WATER QUALITY.

PART 6: VEGETABLE PESTS AND PROBLEMS.

01 AIR POLLUTION.

02 INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT.

03 SOIL SOLARIZATION.

04 PESTICIDE USE PRECAUTIONS.

05 PESTICIDE APPLICATION AND EQUIPMENT.

06 VEGETABLE SEED TREATMENT.

07 NEMATODES.

08 DISEASES.

09 INSECTS.

10 PEST MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION SYSTEMS.

11 WILDLIFE CONTROL.

PART 7: WEED MANAGEMENT.

01 WEED MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES.

02 WEED IDENTIFICATION.

03 NOXIOUS WEEDS.

04 WEED CONTROL IN ORGANIC FARMING.

05 COVER CROPS AND ROTATION IN WEED MANAGEMENT.

06 HERBICIDES.

07 WEED CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS.

PART 8: HARVESTING, HANDLING, AND STORAGE.

01 FOOD SAFETY.

02 GENERAL POSTHARVEST HANDLING PROCEDURES.

03 PREDICTING HARVEST DATES AND YIELDS.

04 COOLING VEGETABLES.

05 VEGETABLE STORAGE.

06 CHILLING AND ETHYLENE INJURY.

07 POSTHARVEST DISEASES.

08 VEGETABLE QUALITY.

09 U.S. STANDARDS FOR VEGETABLES.

10 MINIMALLY PROCESSED VEGETABLES.

11 CONTAINERS FOR VEGETABLES.

12 VEGETABLE MARKETING.

PART 9: VEGETABLE SEEDS.

01 SEED LABELS.

02 SEED GERMINATION TESTS.

03 SEED...

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