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New UC handbook for small-scale farming

Published on May 25, 2011 3:01AM

Last changed on June 22, 2011 6:18AM

DAVIS, Calif. - The University of California has published a new edition of its small-farms handbook, providing expertise from more than two dozen farm advisors and specialists.

The handbook, first published in 1994, has been updated to include new advice on postharvest handling and food safety for small-scale producers of perishable crops, according to a news release.

The authors have also expanded chapters on marketing and labor. In all, the 188-page book has 11 chapters covering both the business and production sides of small-scale farming.

The cost is $25 plus taxes and shipping charges. Publication No. 3526 can be ordered online at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu .


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