Fifth Edition. By Donald N. Maynard and George J. Hochmuth; 582 pages; Softcover, 2007.
Thoroughly updated for today's commercial grower. The ultimate day to day field reference, the latest edition of this classic text is considered to be a standard reference tool for growing vegetable crops. Filled with information and easy to read charts, it includes detailed chapters on plant growing, field planting, soil/fertilizers, water/irrigation, vegetable pests, weed control, harvesting/storage, and marketing. New information in this fourth edition includes managing water with drip irrigation, seed priming/seed germination tests, plant tissue testing, petiole sap testing and windbreaks. Revised discussions on allowable pesticide and herbicide use and worker protection standards complete the picture. Highly recommended!