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Vegetable Production and Practices

Vegetable Production and Practices

Open Resources

This major new textbook brings the science and practice of vegetable production up to date by addressing modern culture techniques and the recent challenges of consumer demand facing producers today. It introduces vegetable production from the perspective of producing high quality produce that satisfies the needs of the modern consumer.

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Sample chapters 1 (Vegetable History, Nomenclature, and Classification) and 2 (Tillage and Cropping Systems) are free to download below. You can also review the table of content, access full-size images in colour and view instructive videos.

All images and videos: © Gregory Welbaum unless otherwise stated.

Vegetable History, Nomenclature and Classification

Free sample chapter 

Vegetable Seeds and Crop Establishment


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Transgenic Crops Presentation (ZIP file)

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Fertilization and Mineral Nutrition Requirements for Growing Vegetables


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Photosynthesis video:

Plant Tissue Nutrition Learning Tool (ZIP file)

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Organic and Sustainable Vegetable Production


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Vegetable Safety


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Family Amaryllidaceae, Subfamily Allioideae


Onions and garlic

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Leeks, shallots and chives

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Family Amaranthaceae, Subfamily Chenopodiaceae


Beets and Chard

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New zealand spinach and orach

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Rhubarb Family Polygonaceae



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