The University of California's Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) bridges local horticultural issues with the power of UC Research. Heyday is pleased to distribute twenty-three ANR titles that give practical, science-based advice to gardeners, small-scale farmers, and home winemakers.

Abiotic Disorders of Landscape Plants: A Diagnostic Guide

This manual contains a wealth of information to help readers diagnose disorders in landscape plants caused by environmental, physiological, or other nonbiological factors. You’ll learn how to diagnose injury symptoms from over 20 abiotic agents including water deficit, nutrient deficiencies, salinity, pH, sunburn, air pollution, herbicide and other chemical phytotoxicities, mechanical injuries, lightning, wind, and […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906587 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Agritourism and Nature Tourism in California

From bed and breakfasts to U-pick orchards, cooking classes to wine and olive oil tastings, the ever-popular corn maze to school trips, the agritourism arena has emerged as a viable financial option for many farms and ranches. Inside you’ll find easy-to-use worksheets and activities that will walk you through the steps needed to determine if agritourism is for you. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601077424 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

California Master Gardener Handbook (Second Edition)

Since 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive source for practical advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated second edition is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, color photos throughout, and reorganization of information for better ease of use. Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601078575 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Farmstead and Artisan Cheeses: A Guide to Building a Business

Navigating the start-up of any business is hard work, but cheesemaking has its own special challenges. While many other publications address cheesemaking itself, this new manual will walk the beginning cheesemaker through the steps necessary to decide if cheesemaking as a business is for them. Chapters cover evaluating resources, building a business plan, plant layout and design, designing a […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601076922 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Healthy Roses: Environmentally Friendly Ways to Manage Pests and Disorders in Your Garden and Landscape (Second Edition)

This best-selling guide has been revised to include an expanded section on establishment, irrigation, pruning, and soil and nutritional requirements. Also new is a discussion of the mossy rose gall and an expanded reference section. Healthy Roses adapts Integrated Pest Management practices to the home garden—methods of controlling pests and diseases using beneficial insects, traps […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601076724 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees

Developed especially for backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers, The Home Orchard offers an in-depth look at how trees grow; which species grow best in different regions and soils; varieties from which to select; preparing the soil, planting, watering, and fertilizing; pruning and grafting; thinning fruit; diagnosing problems and controlling pests; and harvesting. Several practices, such as key […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906723 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Landscape Pest Identification Cards

These pocket-sized laminated cards can be easily carried with you for handy references to insect and mite pests as well as important diseases in landscape plants. These 43 cards cover 19 common insects and mites, 7 diseases, 4 natural enemies, and a variety of other disorders and invertebrate pests. Published by University of California’s Division […]

Laminated cards, ISBN: 9781601076137 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Making Table Wine at Home

If you’ve ever thought about making your own zinfandel, pinot noir, chenin blanc, or any other table wine at home, this manual can get you started. Organized into eight short chapters that discuss the ingredients and practices that make a good table wine, you will learn how to bring those elements together in a home winery. Individual chapters […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906662 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control

The Natural Enemies Handbook has endured as the most comprehensive guide to biological control agents ever made available to practitioners. This practical guide helps you identify and understand the biology of predators, parasites, pathogens, competitors, and antagonists that help control specific insect, pathogen, nematode, or weed pests. Published by University of California’s Division of Agricultural […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906419 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Oaks in the Urban Landscape: Selection, Care, and Preservation

Using this book you’ll learn how to effectively manage and protect oaks in urban areas—existing oaks as well as the planting of new oaks. Three key areas are addressed: selection, care, and preservation. You’ll learn how cultural practices, pest management, risk management, preservation during development, and genetic diversity can all play a role in preserving urban oaks. Arborists, […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601076809 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Organic Apple Production Manual

Over 20 years of research by UC scientists, farm advisors, growers, and the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program have culminated in the first production manual from the University of California for current or potential producers of certified organic apples. Organic Apple Production Manual  includes a review of trends in production and markets, supply and price, and state/federal […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906488 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Organic Olive Production Manual

This guidebook provides detailed information for growers on production issues, plant nutrition, economics, pest and weed control, management of olive wastes, the conversion process, and organic certification and registration. Using this manual you’ll learn about orchard site selection considerations, irrigation needs, terrain, temperature, soil, damage from the olive fruit fly, and how these may vary for table fruit versus […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601074409 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Organic Strawberry Production Manual

Strawberries are among the most important fruit crops in California, and organic production is on the rise. This useful manual, complete with detailed information on production, disease and pest management, post-harvest handling, marketing, and the organic certification process, will help you feel ready to take on the challenges of organic growing. With input from more than 20 University of […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601077509 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Organic Vegetable Production Manual

This manual provides detailed information for growers on farming vegetables organically, addressing the essential topics for success in this highly competitive marketplace. Chapters cover a range of topics for the organic vegetable farmer: business and marketing plans, economic performance, soil fertility management, managing diseases, weed management, post-harvest handling, as well as organic certification and registration in California. Published by University […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601075574 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Organic Winegrowing Manual

This full-color guide provides information on practices and considerations for organic and conventional growers alike. Includes information on organic soil management, the roles of compost and cover crops, and a calendar of recommended practices for year-round soil fertility management. Illustrated with 18 tables and 89 figures and photos, including close-up color photographs of important natural enemies and disease symptoms. […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601075635 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management Guide (Third Edition)

With this manual you will be able to diagnose and manage hundreds of insect, mite, weed, plant disease, and nematode pests. You’ll find information on using environmentally safe IPM methods, landscape designs that prevent pests, selecting resistant varieties, choosing and using less-toxic pesticides, planting, irrigating, and other plant-care activities that help in avoiding problems. Contains […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601078643 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Pests of the Garden and Small Farm (3rd Edition)

This classic handbook adapts scientifically based integrated pest management techniques to the needs of the home gardener and small-scale farmer. 95 common pests are described, covering insects, mites, plant diseases, nematodes, and weeds of fruit and nut trees and vegetables using the IPM approach of making minimal use of broad-spectrum pesticides; the methods recommended here […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601079749 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Small Farm Handbook (Second Edition)

Drawing upon the knowledge of 32 experts from the University of California, no other publication covers topics, issues, and facets of California’s small-scale agriculture with this depth or level of expertise. Throughout you’ll get a look at emerging trends and issues for California agriculture, marketing and product sales, and innovative methods for better production and management. Also included are […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601076984 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Songbird, Bat, and Owl Boxes: Vineyard Management with an Eye toward Wildlife

Explore the benefits of the biodiversity and the beauty of songbirds, bats, and owls with this handy guide. You’ll learn about “win-win” ideas and methods for integrating nest boxes with vineyard management, biology and habitat requirements, details on construction and maintenance, literature sources, and online resources where you can get more information. While written with grape growers and vineyard […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781601074850 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook

Handy for commercial producers as well as backyard gardeners, this classic guide for growers and sellers of niche market produce provides detailed information about growing specialty crops that are growing in popularity among consumers. Includes 63 crop sheets—from arugula to radicchio, basil to thyme, prickly pear to tomatillos, variety and heirloom tomatoes. Includes market information, resources, and a glossary […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906389 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Tree Fruit Pest Identification and Monitoring Cards

Carry these handy, pocket-sized laminated cards in the field as handy references for identifying and monitoring major insect and mite pests and several important diseases in California deciduous tree fruits and nuts. A description and close-up photographs of important life stages identify each pest. Cards identifying important natural enemies are also included. The information on these cards will help […]

Laminated cards, ISBN: 9781601076342 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Watersheds, Groundwater, and Drinking Water

This is an invaluable aid to help you understand and assess water supplies and to define and manage protection areas for water sources. The chapters in Part 1 cover such fundamentals as watershed hydrology, groundwater hydrology, water quality, and water contamination. Chapters in Part 2 describe tools and background information that are helpful when assessing and protecting individual water […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906815 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore

Wine Grape Varieties in California

This beautifully illustrated book is a must-have for growers, vintners, and enthusiasts. Inside you’ll find information on ripening periods for 53 varieties grown in California, ripening dates of varieties by period and growing district, and detailed illustrations of grapevine structure. Most valuable of all is the discussion of the 36 major wine grape varieties grown in the state. Every […]

Paperback, ISBN: 9781879906631 Available on Aerio and at your local independent bookstore