Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-Up to Market (NRAES 104 - FRONT MATTER ONLY)

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Successful vegetable farmers do much more than produce vegetables; they also manage money, people, and natural resources. For growers, educators, advisors, and serious gardeners, this book introduces the processes for moderate-scale vegetable production using ecological practices. Thirty-two grower profiles detail their experiences and provide enterprise budgets for a number of crops. Ninety illustrations show machinery, composting systems, greenhouses, irrigation equipment, insect monitoring traps, fencing and more. Covers planning and managing a vegetable production business, soil fertility, crop rotation, cover crops, field preparation, seeds and transplants, harvest and postharvest handling, and season extension. Includes management strategies for insects, diseases, weeds, and nuisance wildlife. It contains 91 illustrations, 36 sidebars, 20 tables, and a glossary. DUE TO OUSTANDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES OR CLEARLY IDENTIFIED OUT-OF-DATE PRACTICES (E.G. SAFETY CONCERNS), ONLY THE FRONT MATTER (E.G. COVER, ToC, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, ETC) ARE PROVIDED HERE AT THIS TIME. Print copies of this item can be found at libraries listed here:

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This 268 page publication (NRAES-104) was originally published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES, previously known as the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.


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Truck Farming; Organic Farming; Vegetable Marketing; Fruit and Vegetable Production; Small-Scale Farming


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Grubinger, V. P. (1999). Sustainable vegetable production from start-up to market. Ithaca, N.Y.: Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension.

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