Intended to be used as a tool in integrated pest management n cucurbits, it draws on the experience of a range of scientists and industry experts. The Field Identification Guide presents over 270 colour photographs in 147 pages of illustrations and text. It contains a comprehensive list of organisms and nutritional disorders identified as currently important to this industry.
This resource is an example of practical outcomes from the AusVeg levy and Horticulture Australia.
Tony Napier is a horticulturalist and has worked for NSW DPI at the National Vegetable Industry Centre, Yanco, since 1999. Tony previously worked with the NSW Department of Agriculture on a number of projects including Rice research and Lucerne breeding. His current focus is integrated pest management of Lettuce and Sweet corn. Tony edits the National Vegetable Industry Centre regular newsletters, which include "Vegie Bites" and "Lettuce Leaf".
The Field Identification Guide is designed to assist producers, workers, students and consultants to correctly identify pests, diseases, disorders and beneficials of ornamental plants in Australia.
Intended to be used as a tool in integrated pest management in ornamentals, it draws on the experience of a range of scientists and industry experts. The Field Identification Guide presents over 300 colour photographs in over 200 pages of illustrations and text. It contains a comprehensive list of organisms and nutritional disorders identified as currently important to this industry.
Includes a fully linked index of species.
For more information on Integrated Pest Management refer to the book Keep It CLEAN, also published by NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Establishing Industry Standards for Commercial and Recreational Producers.
The Cannabis Botany and Marijuana Horticulture book is an educational indoor growing literature with efficient MH botanist methods and techniques utilizing the newest and most modern ways of cultivating our favorite Naturally Medicinal cannabis plants indoors and all year round. Over 15 years of developments have been dedicated to personal consumption, medical patients and commercial growing operations only to achieve the best possible results in every category known to industry experts. All 16 chapters are a step-by-step instruction manual, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW contained within 184 pages of actual information (7 x 10-inch format) with over 100 charts and 120 images, for all cannabis growers.
Chapters on grow rooms & workspace, air circulation & co2 levels, timing cycles, lamps & electricity, soil & containers, perpetual rotation & yield ratio, harvesting & equipment are explained in detail to provide a professional indoor growing operation capable of producing marijuana of medical grade. All stages (or production sequences) of the cannabis plant life cycle are detailed and explained; plant biology, seeds & strains, sexing & selecting, how to create new clones, cloning rotation, cloning & 4’’ vegetation, 8’’ vegetation, darkness, pre-flowering, flowering & fructification, flush & darkroom.
The nutrient solution chapter provides a multitude of recipes (18) for a great number of varieties, strains and required periods of maturation that can guarantee a quantity, with yields of over 1 Gram/Watt, and most importantly a Quality Product that a master grower achieves. The production schedule chapter ensures a seamless and perfect perpetual rotation cycle of each production sequence and its multiple growing rooms. This leads all plant manipulation methods to be efficient and maximize each stage of the cannabis plant life cycle. Working with laboratory grade technology and equipment appreciated by all professional cannabis growers and utilizing a Pro-Mix HP soilless hydroponic system allows a straightforward and hassle-free indoor growing operation.
Available on Amazon and Kindle!
Fresh, local nutrient-dense fruits vegetables are hard to find in winter in cold climates. Growing warm-weather crops like tomatoes, bananas, avocados, and other perennials is nearly impossible using conventional structures. The solution for millions of backyard and small-scale commercial growers is self-heating solar greenhouses.
The Year-round Solar Greenhouse is the one-stop guide to designing and building greenhouses that harness and store energy from the sun to create naturally heated, lush growing environments even in the depths of winter, covering principles of solar greenhouse design and siting, glazing material properties and selection, controlling heat loss, ventilation, and construction methods. Additionally, an in-depth section covers sustainable ways of heating the greenhouse without fossil fuels, including using thermal mass and storing heat underground with a ground to air heat exchanger.
Variations include attached solar greenhouses, earth sheltered greenhouses, plus integrating hydroponics and aquaponics. More than a dozen case studies from across North America provide inspiration and demonstrate specific challenges and solutions for growing year-round in any climate.
Grow your own food, anytime, anywhere using the power of the sun!
Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, anyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innovative, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise crops throughout the coldest of winters.
Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands of farmers and gardeners adopted from The New Organic Grower and Four-Season Harvest, this new book focuses on growing produce of unparalleled freshness and quality in customized unheated or, in some cases, minimally heated, movable plastic greenhouses.
Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenance, planting schedules, crop management, harvesting practices, and even marketing methods in this complete, meticulous, and illustrated guide. Readers have access to all the techniques that have proven to produce higher-quality crops on Coleman’s own farm.
His painstaking research and experimentation with more than 30 different crops will be valuable to small farmers, homesteaders, and experienced home gardeners who seek to expand their production seasons.
A passionate advocate for the revival of small-scale sustainable farming, Coleman provides a practical model for supplying fresh, locally grown produce during the winter season, even in climates where conventional wisdom says it “just can’t be done.”