This second edition of Machinery for Horticulture contains much new material, including many new photographs among the 360 illustrations of current horticultural machinery and equipment.
The diversity of horticulture and its machinery is fully catered for by sections on two- and four-wheeled tractors, cultivation, sowing, crop protection and harvesting equipment for a wide range of horticultural crops. Further chapters cover machinery for grass cutting, turf care and grounds maintenance, as well as irrigation and glasshouse equipment. The final part of the book deals with power for horticulture and the workshop.
Brian Bell has had a lifelong involvement with farm and garden machinery, having enjoyed a long career teaching agricultural engineering at Otley College in Suffolk and retiring as Vice Principal in 1993. He is author of Farm Machinery, Farm Workshop and Fifty Years of Farm Machinery, all standard works published by Farming Press. A member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Brian Bell was awarded the MBE for services to agriculture in 1993.
Stewart Cousins is Deputy Head of Horticulture at Otley College, where he lectures in horticultural machinery. After training at Writtle College, he gained a wide experience of horticultural machinery and equipment including irrigation, glasshouse heating, ventilation and control systems before joining Otley College. He is a Member of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers and the Institute of Horticulture.