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Tomato Production

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Tomatoes lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Many marketing opportunities are available for small-scale growers with multiple fruit colors (red, yellow, orange, and purple) and heirloom varieties, making it easier for growers to find niche markets.

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Authors: 
Michael D. Orzolek
Authors: 
Steven M. Bogash
Authors: 
R. Matthew Harsh
Authors: 
Lynn F. Kime
Authors: 
Jayson K. Harper
Publisher: 
Pennsylvania State University
Year: 
2,006

Food and Dietary Supplement Package Labeling

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Package labels for foods and dietary supplements must conform with Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This review provides guidance for the content and format of labels, including for the Nutrient Facts panel and Supplement Facts panel, and for drafting structure/function claims, health claims, and nutrient content claims. Also provided is guidance on how to refrain from drafting disease claims. Inappropriate disease claims on a food or dietary supplement compels FDA to review the product as a drug.

Authors: 
Tom Brody
Publisher: 
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Year: 
2,016

On-Farm Irrigation System Design and Operation

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Blueberries require irrigation from early April (eastern Oregon and Washington) or early May (western Oregon) to the end of September. In the Willamette Valley, a field of blueberries use anywhere from 0.5 to 2 inches of water per week (from rain or irrigation). One inch of water equals 27,000 gallons per acre. Therefore, a 10-acre field of blueberries requires 270,387 gallons of water for each acre-inch of water.

Authors: 
David Bryla
Publisher: 
Oregon State University
Year: 
2,015

Peach Production

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Peaches may be grown in many temperate areas of the United States. The startup costs for peaches can be high depending on the production method chosen, land preparation, and initial investment in the trees. However, the life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so this investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops.

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Authors: 
Robert M. Crassweller
Authors: 
Lynn F. Kime
Authors: 
Jayson K. Harper
Publisher: 
Penn State Extension
Year: 
2,005

Niche Markets for Coffee: Specialty, Environment, and Social Aspects

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Authors: 
Hein Jan van Hilten
Publisher: 
International Trade Centre
Year: 
2,012

Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

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Authors: 
Thomas J. Zabadal
Publisher: 
Michigan State University
Year: 
2,002

Black Root Rot of Strawberry

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Authors: 
Frank Louws
Publisher: 
NC State University
Year: 
2,014

Basil Downy Mildew

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Symptoms of the disease can be mistaken by nutritional problems since they manifest as a yellowing or browning of leaves. However, if the abaxial side of the leaf is inspected, profuse, dark sporulation will be covering the surface of infected leaves. Usually, the sporulation is obvious enough that it can be seen without a microscope or hand lens, however, when you take a closer look at the sporulation on the leaf with a hand lens or dissecting microscope, you will be able to see the typical sporangiophore structures bearing sporangia found in downy mildew pathogens

Authors: 
Lina Quesada-Ocampo
Publisher: 
North Carolina State University
Year: 
2,015

Labor management in agriculture

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This book is an effort to present practical, sound, research-based ideas hopefully leading to the improved management of human resources on the farm.

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Authors: 
G. E. Billikopf
Publisher: 
University of California
Year: 
2,003

Soil suitability index identifies potential areas for groundwater banking on agricultural lands

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Authors: 
A.T. O'Geen
Authors: 
M. B.B. Saal
Authors: 
H. E. Dahlke
Authors: 
D. A. Doll
Authors: 
R. B. Elkins
Authors: 
A. Fulton
Authors: 
G. E. Fogg
Authors: 
T. Harter
Authors: 
J. W. Hopmans
Authors: 
C. Ingels
Authors: 
F. J. Niederholzer
Authors: 
S. Sandoval Solis
Authors: 
P. S. Verdegaal
Authors: 
M. Walkinshaw
Publisher: 
California Agriculture
Year: 
2,015
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