Organic Vegetable Grower
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Organic Vegetable Grower

A Practical Guide to Growing for the Market

Phil Sumption

  1. 240 pages
  2. English
  3. ePUB (mobile friendly)
  4. Available on iOS & Android
eBook - ePub

Organic Vegetable Grower

A Practical Guide to Growing for the Market

Phil Sumption

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About This Book

The Organic Vegetable Grower is a practical guide for those growing, or wishing to grow, market and sell organic vegetables for a living. The book is rooted in organic principles and covers: •Getting on the land – gaining the skills and setting up•How to maximise diversity and productivity at a range of scales•A crop-by-crop guide to the basics of growing quality produce•Selling and marketing your produce•The human element - managing staff, complexity, and avoiding burnoutLavishly illustrated with over 250 colour photographs, The Organic Vegetable Grower highlights best practice within the industry with numerous case study examples. It focuses on agroecological and regenerative approaches that build soil health and biodiversity to grow quality vegetables for a growing market. Packed with the latest research, innovations, and grower knowledge, it will also be invaluable for advisers and students of organic farming.

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Year
2023
ISBN
9780719843129

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Foreword by Roger Hitchings
  6. Chapter One: Principles and Approaches
  7. Chapter Two: It’s All About the System
  8. Chapter Three: Getting on the Land
  9. Chapter Four: Setting Up
  10. Chapter Five: Soil Health
  11. Chapter Six: Rotations and Crop Planning
  12. Chapter Seven: Seeds and Plant-Raising
  13. Chapter Eight: Living with Weeds
  14. Chapter Nine: Managing Pests and Diseases Agroecologically
  15. Chapter Ten: Protected Cropping
  16. Chapter Eleven: Harvesting, Storage, Selling and Marketing
  17. Chapter Twelve: Managing Labour, Time and Complexity
  18. Chapter Thirteen: Crop by Crop Guide
  19. Chapter Fourteen: Economic and Environmental Sustainability
  20. Sources of Information
  21. Bibliography
  22. Index
  23. Copyright