The Hop Grower s Handbook

Author: Laura Ten Eyck
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603585569
Release Date: 2016-05-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With information on siting, planting, tending, harvesting, processing, and brewing It’s hard to think about beer these days without thinking about hops. The runaway craft beer market’s convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer—such as hops and barley—is robust and growing. That’s good news for farmers looking to diversify, but the catch is that hops have not been grown commercially in the eastern United States for nearly a century. Today, farmers from Maine to North Carolina are working hard to respond to the craft brewers’ desperate call for locally grown hops. But questions arise: How best to create hop yards—virtual forests of 18-foot poles that can be expensive to build? How to select hop varieties, and plant and tend the bines, which often take up to three years to reach full production? How to best pick, process, and price them for market? And, how best to manage the fungal diseases and insects that wiped out the eastern hop industry 100 years ago, and which are thriving in the hotter and more humid states thanks to climate change? Answers to these questions can be found in The Hop Grower’s Handbook—the only book on the market about raising hops sustainably, on a small scale, for the commercial craft beer market in the Northeast. Written by hop farmers and craft brewery owners Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring, The Hop Grower’s Handbook is a beautifully photographed and illustrated book that weaves the story of their Helderberg Hop Farm with the colorful history of New York and New England hop farming, relays horticultural information about the unusual hop plant and the mysterious resins it produces that give beer a distinctively bitter flavor, and includes an overview of the numerous native, heirloom, and modern varieties of hops and their purposes. The authors also provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the beer-brewing process—critical for hop growers to understand in order be able to provide the high-quality product brewers want to buy—along with recipes from a few of their favorite home and micro-brewers. The book also provides readers with detailed information on: • Selecting, preparing, and designing a hop yard site, including irrigation; • Tending to the hops, with details on best practices to manage weeds, insects, and diseases; and, • Harvesting, drying, analyzing, processing, and pricing hops for market. The overwhelming majority of books and resources devoted to hop production currently available are geared toward the Pacific Northwest’s large-scale commercial growers, who use synthetic pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, and fertilizers and deal with regionally specific climate, soils, weeds, and insect populations. Ten Eyck and Gehring, however, focus on farming hops sustainably. While they relay their experience about growing in a new Northeastern climate subject to the higher temperatures and volatile cycles of drought and deluge brought about by global warming, this book will be an essential resource for home-scale and small-scale commercial hops growers in all regions.

Soils Plant Growth and Crop Production Volume II

Author: Willy H. Verheye
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781848263680
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre:

Soils, Plant Growth and Crop Production is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty Encyclopedias. Plants, and crops in particular, grow and develop through the uptake of water and nutrients by the root system in soils and their transformation into biomass through processes governed by photosynthesis. The quality and amount of products harvested from this biomass depend largely on the intrinsic properties of the soil, i.e. the moisture and nutrients made available for uptake by the roots. These volumes describe in a synthetic form the impact of the most important soil properties on general agronomy, crop production, cultivation methods, and yields, including the specific management aspects which take away some production constraints. Changes in general agronomy as a result of plant breeding, climatic change and competition between newly introduced crops are discussed. The three volumes with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses about soils, plant growth and crop production in several related topics. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Brewing

Author: Ian Hornsey
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9781782625612
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Science

It is believed that beer has been produced, in some form, for thousands of years - the ancient Egyptians being one civilization with a knowledge of the fermentation process. Beer production has seen many changes over the centuries, and Brewing, Second Edition brings the reader right up to date with the advances in the last decade. Covering the various stages of beer production, reference is also made to microbiology within the brewery and some pointers to research on the topic are given. Written by a recently retired brewer, this book will appeal to all beer-lovers, but particularly those within the industry who wish to understand the processes, and will be relevant to students of food or biological sciences.

Viroids and Satellites

Author: Ahmed Hadidi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128017029
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Science

Viroids and Satellites describes plant diseases and their causal agents while also addressing the economic impact of these diseases. The book discusses various strategies for state-of-the-art methods for the detection and control of pathogens in their infected hosts and provides pivotal information from the discovery of viroids through the analysis of their molecular and biological properties, to viroid pathogenesis, host interactions, and RNA silencing pathways. Students, researchers and regulators will find this to be a comprehensive resource on the topics presented. Provides coverage of the basic biological properties of disease, along with applied knowledge Features economic impacts, transmission, geographical distribution, epidemiology, detection, and control within each chapter Organizes viroid diseases by viroid taxonomy and viroid species

Pest and Disease Management Handbook

Author: David V. Alford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470680193
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Pest and Disease Management Handbook updates the 3rd edition of the Pest and Disease Control Handbook (1989). The structure of this important new book differs in several respects, acknowledging the advances that have been made in integrated crop management and the trends towards the more rational use of pesticides. Fully revised and up-to-date, the book commences with a new introductory chapter covering the principles of pest and disease management. Following chapters, each written by acknowledged experts in the field, cover a group of major temperate northern hemisphere crops. As well as comprehensive details of pest and disease management strategies, each chapter also includes a classification scheme for the cited pests and diseases. This important publication is a vital tool for all those involved in the crop protection / agrochemical industry including business managers, entomologists, agricultural scientists, plant pathologists and those studying and teaching BASIS courses. As an important reference guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying agricultural sciences, applied entomology and crop protection, copies of the book should be available on the shelves of all research establishments and universities where these subjects are studied and taught. Pest and Disease Management Handbook is published for the British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) by Blackwell Science. BCPC is a registered charity having the principal objective of promoting the development, use and understanding of effective and sustainable crop protection practice. Dr David V Alford, based in Cambridge, UK, is a member of the BCPC board, with many years' experience working as a government entomologist.

Handbook of Plant Virus Diseases

Author: Dragoljub D. Sutic
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849323029
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Genre: Science

Handbook of Plant Virus Diseases presents basic information about viral-caused and viral-like diseases in many cultivated crops. The editors, internationally known plant pathologists, provide authoritative descriptive symptomatic signatures of virus diseases, to aid in the diagnosis and possible control of viruses. This handbook organizes cultivated plants into groups according to their final destinations and uses after harvest-a useful grouping system that indicates that some diseases, their resultant epidemiology, and control measures are characteristic within different groups.

Diseases and pests of vegetable crops in Canada

Author: Ronald James Howard
Publisher:
ISBN: 0969162731
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Crop production; Crop losses and their causes; Disease and pest management; Asparagus; Beet, chard, spinach; Carrot; Celery, celeriac; Crucifers (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, rutabaga, turnip); Cucurbits (cucumber, melon, pupkin, squash, zucchini); Herbs and spices; Lettuce, chicory, endive; Maize (sweet corn); Onion, garlic, leek, shallot, chives; Parsnip; Pea and bean; Potato; Rhubarb; tomato, eggplant, pepper; Fiddlehead; Ginseng; Jerusalem artichoke; Greenhouse cucumber; Greenhouse lettuce; Greenhouse pepper; Greenhouse tomato; Mushroom; Vegetable sprouts.

Bio Gem se erfolgreich direktvermarkten

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag
ISBN: 9783706628518
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Gardening

GUT LEBEN VOM EIGENEN GEMÜSEANBAU! Jean-Martin Fortier hat mit "Bio-Gemüse erfolgreich direktvermarkten" ein Standardwerk der biologischen Landwirtschaft geschaffen. In seinem praxisnahen Handbuch, zeigt er Schritt für Schritt, wie man sich als Bio-Gärtner selbstständig machen kann. Dafür braucht es weder Traktoren und Co. noch viel Eigenkapital. Denn Jean-Martin Fortier hat Methoden entwickelt, mit denen sich eine kleine Fläche Land bestmöglich und mit geringen Ressourcen nutzen lässt. GEMÜSE-VIELFALT AUF KLEINER FLÄCHE: GEWINNBRINGEND UND ZUKUNFTSFÄHIG Auf weniger als einem Hektar baut er gemeinsam mit seiner Frau über 25 verschiedene Bio-Gemüsearten für 200 Familien an. Die Freude an seiner Arbeit gibt ihm ebenso recht wie sein Erfolg: Durch eine blühende solidarische Landwirtschaft, regionale Marktstände und die Versorgung von Kunden in der näheren Umgebung ist sein kleiner Bio-Betrieb nicht nur produktiv, sondern auch gewinnbringend. - selbstständig arbeiten und gut leben als Bio-GemüsegärtnerIn - Tipps und Tricks für Gemüsegärtner, die ihre Kulturtechniken verbessern möchten - rentabel wirtschaften mithilfe erprobter Methoden - keine Traktoren oder großen landwirtschaftlichen Geräte notwendig - endlich auf Deutsch: der internationale Bestseller zum Thema mit über 60.000 verkauften Exemplaren - zahlreiche Übersichten und Tabellen für eine einfache Planung: plus Anbaukalender und Finanzplan - alles Wissenswerte über biologische Düngung, Aussaat, Schädlings- und Krankheitsbekämpfung, Ernte, Lagerung und Marketing - die Antwort auf Industrialisierung und landwirtschaftliche Monopole "Unglaublich vielfältig und kleinstrukturiert, beeindruckend produktiv, gleichzeitig ressourcenschonend, ökologisch und nachhaltig: das ist meiner Überzeugung nach der Gemüsebetrieb der Zukunft. Jean-Martin Fortier zeigt, wie das ganz praktisch möglich ist." Wolfgang Palme, Bio-Gemüse-Experte

Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests

Author: John M. Kraft
Publisher: Amer Phytopathological Society
ISBN: 0890542694
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Science

First published 15 years ago, Compendium of Pea Diseases and Pests, Second Edition covers new and updated information for the diagnosis and control of pea diseases. Contributions from worldwide authorities in pea disease research make this new edition the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to pea diseases available. Included in this edition is new and extensive coverage on herbicide and insect feeding injury, fertilizer deficiencies and toxicities, seed vigor, and seed health, as well as updated information on pea-pathogenic virus and bacterial genomes, and sources of resistance to virus diseases. Practical and easy-to-use, the 107 color photographs and the Guide to the Identification of Pea Diseases in the Field will help anyone who works with peas. The updated information provided in this reference will aid in the management of pea diseases worldwide and help ensure the health of this important crop.

R hrlinge und Bl tterpilze in Europa

Author: Egon Horak
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 3827414784
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Agaricales

In den vergangenen 30 Jahren hat die Erforschung der Makromyceten in Europa und weltweit sowohl in der traditionell-deskriptiven (und von M. Moser entscheidend mitbestimmten) als auch der modernen, molekular-abgestützten Systematik einen gewaltigen Fortschritt gemacht. In dieser Periode wurden zahlreiche neue Arten publiziert, die weitgehend im neuen Bestimmungsschlüssel eingearbeitet wurden. Die Definition und Umschreibung einer Reihe von Gattungen hat sich gegenüber der seit Jahren vergriffenen 5. Auflage allgemein und im Detail stark geändert, sodass nicht nur die Systematik, sondern auch die Nomenklatur bei vielen agaricalen und boletalen Taxa revidiert und angepasst werden musste. Das Bestimmungsbuch ist nunmehr im deutschen Sprachraum bezüglich Vollständigkeit, Information und Datenübermittlung wiederum einmalig, weil alle bis heute für Mitteleuropa bekannten Gattungen der Röhrlinge und Blätterpilze (mit Berücksichtigung der cyphelloid-reduzierten und secotialen Taxa) erfasst werden. Detaillierte Standortsangaben (Ektomykorrhiza-Partner, Habitat- und Substratpräferenz) und Hinweise auf qualitativ hochwertige, meist farbige Abbildungen in der Literatur erleichtern und bestätigen die Bestimmung der berücksichtigten Arten (ca. 80 % der Pilzflora von Mitteleuropa und angrenzender Gebiete). Toxische, giftverdächtige und kulinarisch geschätzte Röhrlinge und Blätterpilze werden im Text mit Symbolen bezeichnet.