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    DescriptionAll gardeners and farmers should be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes. Authoritative and easy-to-understand, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving is the only guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover: how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pest and disease resistance; and regional adaptation) how to save seed and maintain varieties how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods In this one-size-fits-all world of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and more gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to "take back their seeds." They need to save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties, and develop more of their own unique new varieties. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving shows the way, and offers an exciting introduction to a whole new gardening adventure.


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    Title
    Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties
    Subtitle
    The Gardener's and Farmers Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol Deppe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781890132729
    ISBN 10: 1890132721
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TV
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: SCI011000
    B&T General Subject: 380
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000, GAR022000, GAR025000
    DC21: 631.52
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27600
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 635.0423
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 635/.0423
    LC classification: SB324.7 .D47 2000
    Thema V1.0: WMP, TV
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd edition
    Illustrations note
    glossary, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Chelsea Green Publishing Co
    Publication date
    01 November 2000
    Publication City/Country
    White River Junction
    Author Information
    Oregon plant breeder Carol Deppe specialises in developing public-domain crops for organic growing conditions, sustainable agriculture, and human survival for the next thousand years.
    Review quote
    "Deppe has done Luther Burbank one better. She has bred many significant new varieties and now has provided the instructions for others to follow her lead. Great Work. Great Book."--Suzanne Ashworth, author of Seed to Seed