Like the first edition, this is an excellent book. Here's a summary of the information from the publisher. This second edition has been updated and expanded. It is 50% longer than the original book, and contains information on 30 extra crop species.
The book is printed on gloss paper (which looks like it will be relatively waterproof) and has rounded corners to stop it being damaged when carried around in the field. It details the crops' correct botanical names, identification features, origins and history, uses, sowing and harvesting periods, estimated acreages planted and the regions in which each crop may be found.
It says that the book's content has been carefully updated using new information from farmers, commercial companies, agricultural industry organisations, academics and the latest research findings.
As before, the diagrams are excellent, and the book as a whole provides a wealth of information about the crops now being grown on British farms.
This would be a good buy for walkers, anyone interested in the countryside, and anyone with an interest (professional or otherwise) in agriculture.
Should be more pocket sized. No colour whatsoever, useless for identifying which was its intended use. No one here Ive leant it to can get along with it. Wouldn't recommend. Okay for assignments etc as tells you bit about each crop..
The book arrived in very good time and in excellent condition.
From a quick flick through it is obviously going to come in helpful out in the fields on tricky crops. OK most will be straight forward wheat but you never know what you might come across with diversification these days