Horticulture Books

  • Hydroponic Tomato Production Schedule

    Sticking to this feeding schedule will ensure your hydroponic tomatoes grow optimally and to their full genetic ...

  • The Future of Social Security

    The future of Social Security will be among the top issues in the 2016 presidential election. Ferrara, who has been writing about Social Security since the 1980s, thinks the time for reform is fast approaching: Under what the government’s actuaries call “intermediate” economic assumptions, the [Social Security] trust funds will ...

  • Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History

    DOI: 10.1080/2325548X.2014.954195. Geoffrey L. Buckleya. pages 125-126. Publishing models and article dates explained. Published online: 16 Oct ...

  • Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

    Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges ...

  • Water in Central Asia: Past, Present and Future

    Central Asia is the cluster of countries located in the basin of the 'Great Aral Sea'. It originates from the ancient civilizations of the IV-III millennium B.C. known as “Ariana” and is an important geopolitical centre today, where the USA, Russia, China, EU, Iran and India participate in the regional water game. The Aral Sea Basin has always ...

  • Plant breeding and farmer participation

    This book complements the traditional approach to plant breeding by addressing a number of issues specifically related to the participation of farmers in a plant breeding programme, and provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social ...

  • Make money by growing mushrooms

    Mushroom cultivation can help reduce vulnerability to poverty and strengthens livelihoods through the generation of fats yielding and nutritious source of food and a reliable source of income. This booklet addresses what to do and how to promote sustainable development of mushroom cultivation for the benefit of the poor. It is aimed at people and ...

  • On-farm post harvest management of food grains. A manual for extension workers with special reference to Africa

    Agricultural and Food Engineering Training and Resource Materials # 2There is clear evidence that higher quality produce fetches higher prices and simple post-harvest management practices can improve the quality of produce and increase farm income. In this regard, farmers can benefit greatly from advice and training in post-harvest management to ...

  • Growing vegetables for home and market

    Vegetables that are easy to grow - potatoes, onions, tomatoes - provide economic, social and nutritional advantages and can make significant differences to smallholder livelihoods. With this booklet, policy-makers and development personnel will recognize the opportunities that are available for producing and marketing quality vegetables. [The main ...

  • ETo Calculator - Evapotranspiration from a reference surface (CD-ROM)

    FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMReference evapotranspiration (ETo) is defined as the rate of evapotranspiration from a hypothetical grass reference crop closely resembling an extensive surface of 8 to 15cm tall, green grass cover of uniform height, actively growing, completely shading the ground and not short of water. The main ...

  • Certification in the value chain for fresh fruits. The example of banana industry

    Certification is a written guarantee by an independent certification agency that a product meets the criteria or requirements contained in a certain standard. An increasing proportion of the bananas that are traded internationally are certified to voluntary standards. This report describes the main patterns of international trade in certified ...

  • Sea cucumbers. A global review of fisheries and trade

    Sea cucumber fishing is not a traditional activity; however, a large number of coastal communities have developed a strong dependency on it as an alternative source of income. This paper reviews the worldwide population status, fishery, trade and management of sea cucumbers five regions, covering known sea cucumber fishing grounds: temperate areas ...

  • Urbanization and rural development in Viet Nam's Mekong Delta: Livelihood transformations in three fruit-growing settlements

    In recent years, the poverty rate among fruit farmers in the rural Mekong Delta has declined more rapidly than among all rural households in the region and in Vietnam. This is despite huge fluctuations in export markets for fruit in the last decade. The findings from this case study in three rural settlements in Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces ...

  • Setting up and running a small-scale dairy processing business

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and ...

  • Chemistry in the Garden

    The aim of this book is to describe some aspects of the chemistry and chemical ecology which are found in the garden.In the garden there are numerous interactions between plants, the soil and with other organisms in which chemistry plays a central mediating role. The discussion concerns several of the chemically and ecologically interesting ...

  • The State of African Cities 2008

    With rapidly increasing urban populations, cities in Africa are faced with enormous challenges and will have to find ways to facilitate by 2015 urban services, livelihoods and housing for more than twice as many urban dwellers than it has today.A worrying trend with the African urbanization process is that it is a process rooted in poverty rather ...

  • Setting up and running a small fruit or vegetable processing enterprise

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and ...

  • Socio-economic impacts of non-transgenic biotechnologies in developing countries. The case of plant micropropagation in Africa

    Biotechnologies can play an important role in the food crisis. This document, focusing on non-transgenic biotechnologies, provides information for policy-makers, particularly in developing countries, to set priorities and adopt effective and efficient strategies to address food insecurity and ...

  • Plant for the Planet : The Billion Tree Campaign

    This publication can introduce but a fraction of the energy and results inspired by the Campaign. It is intended to convey the range of partners moved to action: from children to giant corporations, from womens groups to technocrats, dancers to diplomats, farmers to national governments. Trees are more significant than many of us might imagine. ...

  • Efficiency of soil and fertilizer phosphorus use. Reconciling changing concepts of soil phosphorus behaviour with agronomic information (En)

    Series: FAO Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition BulletinsThe efficient use of phosphorus (P) is essential to many agricultural and environmental issues. This bulletin reviews, analyses and synthesizes information on the efficient use of soil and fertilizer P. It presents information on the plant availability of soil and fertilizer P, with an emphasis ...

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