Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables (ATTRA)
- This is a good resource for Estimating Crop Yields
- The Seed Calculator figures the number of seeds or plants you need for a given amount of space. It is available in two options.
- The Seed-Starting Date Calculator figures the dates when it’s safe to plant outside, based on the frost-free date that you specify.
- The Fall Planting Calculator works backward from your first frost date to determine the date to start seeds for crops that will mature as it gets cold.
Sustainable Vegetable Production from Start-up to Market
Small Farm Handbook (2nd Edition) available from UC ANR.
Knotts Handbook for Vegetable Growers available on Amazon.
Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers
Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook available from UC ANR.
Watermelons: Characteristics, Production and Marketing available on Amazon.
Some useful publications from UCCE on soil analysis, organic amendments, and cover crops for the Foothills.
This provides practical information on soil testing and fertilizing vegetable crops: Small Farm Program Vegetable Crop Production (UC)
Soil Management and Soil Quality for Organic Crops (UC ANR)
No-Till Farming Tradeoffs (Washington State University)
Managing Cover Crops Profitably available from the Sustainable Agriculture Network.
Building Soils for Better Crops available from the Sustainable Agriculture Network.
Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management: make sure that any materials you use are registered in California and approved by your certifier.
Vegetable Diseases Caused by Soil-Borne Pathogens
Managing Blossom-end Rot
Flame Weeding for Vegetable Crops (ATTRA)
Pests of the Garden and Small Farm available from UC ANR.
Vegetable Diseases available on Amazon.