Alberta Agriculture and Forestry publications could be a perfect gift for that special someone interested in commercial production.
Commercial vegetable production on the prairies
A comprehensive resource and reference tool for new and experienced vegetable growers at all scales of commercial production. The 300 pages of full colour images and text give you the best information on key topics like planning for vegetable production, seeding/transplanting to harvesting and storage, getting fertility and irrigation right, and business issues, risks, management and marketing. The book also contains detailed chapters on individual vegetable crops covering production and pest information.
Saskatoon berry production manual
A comprehensive guide to Saskatoon berry production. Topics include biology of the plant, propagation, cultivars, orchard establishment, cultural practices, pruning techniques, plant health, harvest and post-harvest management as well as basic marketing. Full-colour images, line drawings, tables and charts enhance the information in the text. Saskatoon berry experts from across the prairies collaborated on the manual to create a valuable reference for anyone growing Saskatoon berries. In addition, a detailed appendix provides supplementary resource material to help answer any questions growers may have.
Beekeeping in western Canada
For experienced beekeepers and those just considering beekeeping, this book gives the information needed to manage honey bees successfully. Learn about the spring management of bees, winter feeding, honey extraction, honey bee health and marketing beeswax, pollen and honey crops. The provincial apiculturists in Canada’s 4 western provinces packed this publication full of the best possible information on beekeeping in the west.
Source : alberta.ca