Agriculture and Horticulture in New Zealand - Kevin Stafford
AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND'S DYNAMIC AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY
Written by experts from Massey University's School of Agriculture and Environment, this is an accessible and straightforward overview of the business of growing plants for human and animal consumption, as well as forestry and flower production.
It has a focus on New Zealand practices, and information on social issues, environmental costs, food safety, chemical use, post-harvest management and availability. Chapters cover pasture and forages, field crops and vegetables, kiwifruit, grapes, pip fruit and summer fruit.
There are also useful chapters on soils and precision agriculture, and how new technologies are improving productivity and sustainability. The book is aimed at high school students studying agriculture, and year one tertiary students undertaking degrees or diplomas in this subject.
Those studying agribusiness, resource management, nutrition, food technology and ecology will also find it helpful.