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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Commercial vegetable production on the prairies

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development Agri News

Vegetable producers now have a new resource available from Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD).

“Commercial Vegetable Production on the Prairies is a comprehensive resource manual and reference tool for new and experienced vegetable growers of all scales of production,” says Robert Spencer, commercial horticulture specialist, Alberta Ag-Info Centre, Stettler. “The book represents close to five years of work and contains contributions from experts across the Prairies.”

“There is a significant demand for fresh vegetables in Alberta and across the Prairies,” says Spencer. “Many market gardeners and commercial vegetable growers work to meet that demand each year. And every year, new growers with a range of vegetable production experience enter the industry. This manual should be a help to all producers, both new and experienced.”

The 300-page, full colour manual covers all aspects of vegetable production:
  • planning for vegetable production
  • from seeding/transplanting to harvesting and storage
  • getting fertility and irrigation right
  • business issues, risks, management and marketing
  • detailed chapters on individual vegetable crops covering production and pest information
This new manual is available from ARD’s publications office at 1-800-292-5697 (toll-free in Canada) or for ordering online. The cost of the book is $20 plus GST and handling.

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