Silver Award for Academic/Non-Trade Book in the 2012 PubWest Book Design Awards
The Organic Vegetable Production Manual provides detailed information for growers on how to farm vegetables organically, addressing the essential topics for success in this highly competitive marketplace.
This book is a valuable resource for established organic growers, and a must-read for growers considering organic practices.
Chapters cover a range of topics for the organic vegetable farmer:
- Business and marketing plans
- Economic performance
- Soil fertility management
- Managing diseases
- Weed management
- Postharvest handling
- Organic certification and registration in California
New for 2011, this publication includes substantially revised information from a seven-part series of shorter publications from 2000. The revisions address changing needs of organic growers and access to new information.
This book was written by a team of UC specialists and farm advisors who work closely with growers throughout California's diverse agricultural regions.
This 86-page manual is illustrated with 35 color photographs and 21 tables, and has a comprehensive index. Also included in the text is a case study of leaf lettuce production along California’s Central Coast, as an example for estimating costs and returns.