AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND' S DYNAMICAGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL INDUSTRY Written by experts from Massey University' s School of Agriculture andEnvironment, this is an accessible and straightforward overview of the business ofgrowing plants for human and animal consumption, as well as forestry and flowerproduction. It has a focus on New Zealand practices, and information on socialissues, environmental costs, food safety, chemical use, post-harvest managementand availability. Chapters cover pasture and forages, field crops and vegetables, kiwifruit,grapes, pip fruit and summer fruit. There are also useful chapters on soils andprecision agriculture, and how new technologies are improving productivity andsustainability. The book is aimed at high school students studying agriculture, and year onetertiary students undertaking degrees or diplomas in this subject. Those studyingagribusiness, resource management, nutrition, food technology and ecology willalso find it helpful. SALES POINTS* Overview of the growing agricultural and horticultural industries in NewZealand written by experts* Specific content on local practices not available in other publications, as wellas information on social issues, environmental costs, food safety, chemical use,post-harvest management and availability* Valuable guide for agricultural science students at all levels, lifestyle blockowners, farmers and media* In the same series as the highly regarded
Professor Kevin Stafford is a veterinarian with an interest in animal behaviourand welfare. He is the author of several books, including Livestock Production inNew Zealand. He is a fellow of the both the Royal College of Veterinary
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