agAccess, Davis, Calif. 1995 (3rd edition). Softbound, 176 pages.
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This practical handbook is a useful tool for commercial orchardists and backyard fruit growers alike. The authors explain a strict organic approach, as well as integrated pest management techniques that stress using the least possible amount of pesticides. Whether you want to reduce costs or want to reduce chemical use for environmental reason, you will find practical, well tested approaches you can use to get results.
Organized around the seasons, the guide delivers clear, specific advice on planting and maintaining your orchard--advice that applies whether you have two or 200 trees. In this unique and easy-to-follow seasonal format, the authors discuss planting and pruning, soil and foliar fertilization, new disease-resistant varieties, restoration of old fruit trees, harvest, storage and all aspects of caring for your orchard throughout the year.
All in all, I found it a very useful reference book for a home library.