by Vernon P. Grubinger. 268 pages. 1999.
The management of the successful vegetable farm
includes not only the management of production, but also
that of money, people and natural resources.
Recommended for beginning and experienced vegetable
growers as well as extension agents, this book features
aspects of both environmentally friendly and conventional
production methods. Information covering the launching
and management of a vegetable business includes farming
practices like field preparation, soil fertility, crop rotation,
tillage, irrigation, and spray equipment.Also includes
information on seed and transplants, harvest, postharvest
handling, season extension and IPM (integrated
pest management).Grower profiles outline real situations
and budgets for specific vegetable crops.