Now Available: 10th Edition of Popular Western Fertilizer Handbook

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WPH Announces Release of Indispensable Resource for Crop Advisors, Agronomists and Use as Ag Curriculum for Universities

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The 10th Edition of the popular Western Fertilizer Handbook is now available to the wide range of audiences that use the handbook as an indispensable research for farming, Western Plant Health (WPH) announced today.

When it comes to finding the most accurate information for maintaining efficient and profitable growing operations, the Western Fertilizer Handbook has proven to be the best resources for agriculture throughout the western United States. For almost 70 years, western farmers, agronomists, crop advisors and university professors and students have relied on the reference.

“This latest edition continues to promote and emphasize the agronomically sound and environmentally safeuses of fertilizers,” said Renee Pinel, President & CEO of WPH.

She said that “Since the 1950s this has been an invaluable resource for western agriculture. There is always a lot of excitement for this audience when a new and improved edition is published.”

An expert team of contributors has updated the book’s content to address current challenges facing western agriculture. Additional material has been added on micro-irrigation; soil, water, and tissue analysis; remote sensing of crop nutrient and water status; and a new additional chapter addressing environmental considerations when selecting and applying fertilizers..

The handbook is intended as a way to develop a better understanding of the different agronomic principles and practices as well as the different factors related to soil, water, plants, and fertilizers. It is used in universities across the West as part of their agricultural curriculum and serves as the primary study guide for candidates taking the California Certified Crop Adviser exam.

The handbook is a “practical tool for agronomists, CCAs, and PCAs working in the West, where it can frequently be found in their pickup trucks and offices because it is such a valuable resource,” said C. Scott Stoddard, a farm advisor and PCA with the University of California Cooperative Extension. “Additionally, it is an excellent resource and textbook for classes on soil fertility and irrigation management.”

Click here to order: Western Fertilizer Handbook

371 pages, $54.95 list

ISBN 10: 1-4786-4739-6

ISBN 13: 978-1-4786-4739-3

About Western Plant Health:

Western Plant Health (WPH) is a Sacramento-based trade association whose member companies promote the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use of their products. WPH members provide farmers with a wide range of crop protection and fertilizers necessary for safely growing crops that produce nutritious food and high-quality fiber, as well as horticultural products.

Media Contact

Stevan Allen, Western Plant Health, 1 916-718-2999, [email protected]


SOURCE Western Plant Health

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