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Science in Agriculture

Science in Agriculture Author Arden B. Andersen
ISBN-10 0911311351
Release 2000
Pages 370
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The Anatomy of Life and Energy in Agriculture

The Anatomy of Life and Energy in Agriculture Author Arden B. Andersen
ISBN-10 1601730756
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 136
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Ancient Agriculture

Ancient Agriculture Author Gabriel Alonso de Herrera
ISBN-10 1423601203
Release 2006
Pages 168
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Foundations of Natural Farming

Foundations of Natural Farming Author Harold Willis
ISBN-10 1601730071
Release 2008
Pages 367
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Join longtime ecological farming author/researcher Harold Willis as he explains the concepts of natural farming and issues the call for cleaner forms of food and fiber production. The author details the interconnections between soil chemistry, microbial life, plants and livestock. He discusses how lessons from nature provide the roadmap to efficiency, effectiveness and profitability. This book does not stop at what farmers need to do to farm better, but also passes along the why of ecological agriculture. This book is certain to become a classic and one of the most heavily bookmarked volumes on a farmer¿s shelf.

Healthy Crops

Healthy Crops Author Francis Chaboussou
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105115161783
Release 2004
Pages 244
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This work powerfully asserts the idea that rather than using pesticides, the key to helping crops resist attacks from pests is to improve their strength through natural processes. Many of industrial agriculture's fundamental principles for fighting disease, in particular the reliance on pesticides and fertilizers, are explained and convincingly challenged and a new set of guiding principles for an ecological agricultural system are presented as a genuine alternative to the widespread use of chemicals.

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Author John Mason
ISBN-10 0643068767
Release 2003
Pages 205
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The technological revolution in farming practices has allowed us to clear and cultivate more land, grow plants and animals faster, and kill a greater variety of pests and diseases than ever before. Unfortunately, these efficiencies are proving to be unsustainable in the long term and have created problems such as soil structural decline, erosion, salinity, soil acidification, loss of fertility, nutrient loading of waterways, dams and a build up of chemical residues. This book is about foreseeing and understanding such problems and addressing them before it is too late. John Mason examines all these problems and explains the concepts and long-term benefits of sustainable farming systems such as permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture. Sustainable Agriculture 2nd Edition also looks at important issues such as monoculture versus polyculture, the use of hybrids, selection criteria for plants and stock, integrated pest management and preparing a farm for droughts and floods. Other areas examined include diversifying into farm tourism and value adding before selling produce. Features * Explains the different sustainable farming systems * Covers how to manage change to implement sustainable farming * Provides strategies from a cross-section of countries * Explores new areas such as farm tourism and value adding * Investigates weed control without chemicals

Mainline Farming for Century 21

Mainline Farming for Century 21 Author Dan Skow
ISBN-10 WISC:89052209640
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 204
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Agriculture in Transition

Agriculture in Transition Author Donald L. Schriefer
ISBN-10 WISC:89070909700
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 238
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Now you can tap the source of many of agriculture¿s most popular progressive farming tools. Ideas now commonplace in the industry, such as ¿crop and soil weatherproofing,¿ the ¿row support system,¿ and the ¿tillage commandments,¿ exemplify the practicality of the soil/root maintenance program that serves as the foundation for Schriefer¿s highly-successful ¿systems approach¿ farming. A veteran teacher, lecturer and writer, Schriefer¿s ideas are clear, straightforward and practical.

Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture

Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture Author Ram Lakhan Singh
ISBN-10 9780128122389
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 446
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Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture: Emerging Approaches and Strategies is an outstanding collection of current research that integrates basic and advanced concepts of agricultural biotechnology with future development prospects. Using biotechnology with sustainable agriculture effectively contributes to gains in agricultural productivity, enhanced food security, reduced poverty and malnutrition, and more ecologically sustainable means of food production. Written by a panel of experts, this book is unique in its coverage of the broad area of biotechnology for sustainable agriculture. It includes intriguing topics and discussions of areas such as recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering. Identifies and explores biotechnological tools to enhance sustainability Encompasses plant and microbial biotechnology, nanotechnology and genetic engineering Focuses on plant biotechnology and crop improvement to increase yield and resilience Summarizes the impact of climate change on agriculture, fisheries and livestock

Farms with a Future

Farms with a Future Author Rebecca Thistlethwaite
ISBN-10 9781603584395
Release 2013-01-10
Pages 304
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What makes a farm sustainable and successful? And what special qualities and skills are needed for someone to become a successful farmer? Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in this uniquely important book, which is a must-read for anyone who aspires to get into farming, or who wants to make their farm business more dynamic, profitable, and, above all, sustainable. Over an entire year, the author and her husband-experienced farmers themselves-took a sabbatical and traveled the length and breadth of the United States to live and work alongside some of the nation's most innovative farmers. Along the way they learned about best practices, and a whole lot about what doesn't work. Farms with a Future shares this collective wisdom in an inspirational yet practical manner; it will help beginners avoid many of the common mistakes that first-time farmers make. Just as importantly, it discusses positive ideas that can help make any farm enterprise vibrant and financially profitable. Profiles of more than a dozen representative farms help round out the invaluable information and encourage farmers to embrace their inner entrepreneur. Younger growers, in particular, will benefit by learning about "the right stuff" from both their peers and longtime experts.This book provides a useful reference for beginning and experienced farmers alike. While many other books address agricultural production, there are very few that talk about business management for long-term sustainability. Farms with a Future offers an approachable, colorful take on building a triple-bottom-line farming business.

Science and Technology of Organic Farming

Science and Technology of Organic Farming Author Allen V. Barker
ISBN-10 9781439882139
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 240
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Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding the scientific basis for organic farming and the technology required to achieve adequate yields through plant nutrition and protection. It provides the tools necessary to dispel hampering myths about organic farming so farmers – regardless of their experience – can strengthen their own growing practices. Emphasizes Foundations of Organic Farming – Composting, Cover Crops, & Farm Manures Addressing relevant issues and concepts along with practical applications, chapters cover soil fertility and plant nutrition; individual plant requirements; liming; farm manures, green manures, and composts; mulching and tillage; and weed, insect, and disease control, as well as companion planting and storage. The text also includes more than 50 illustrations and a glossary with common technical and scientific terms used in conventional and organic agriculture. This valuable reference is ideal for farmers, agricultural advisers, and soil and plant scientists – in both academia and industry.

Advancing Biological Farming

Advancing Biological Farming Author Gary F. Zimmer
ISBN-10 1601730195
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 241
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Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants

Soil Microorganisms and Higher Plants Author CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-10 1508881901
Release 2015-03-15
Pages 346
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This book is devoted to the problem of the interaction between soil microorganisms and higher plants. The material presented includes basic information on the structure, development, variability and classification of bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi in the light of recent scientific achievements, as well as information on the importance of microorganisms in plant nutrition, the role of micro-activities in the complementary nutrition of plants, the effect of microbes on the vitamin content of plants, their importance in plant development and their influence on soil fertility. In addition, data are given on the importance of antibiotics as a means of therapy and prevention of diseases in agricultural practice. The book is designed for the use of microbiologists. plant physiologists, soil specialists, phytopathologists, mycologists, agrobilologists, and agronomists. It may also serve as a textbook for students In biological faculties of universities or agricultural and forestry institutes.

Organic Farming

Organic Farming Author Charles A. Francis
ISBN-10 0891181733
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 353
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this book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. the discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.--COVER.

A Biodynamic Farm for Growing Wholesome Food

A Biodynamic Farm for Growing Wholesome Food Author Hugh Lovel
ISBN-10 WISC:89058905423
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 215
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A practical, how-to guide to making all of the biodynamic preparations, this book will provide what you need to successfully put these proven techniques to work in your fields.

Agriculture A Very Short Introduction

Agriculture  A Very Short Introduction Author Paul Brassley
ISBN-10 9780198725961
Release 2016-04-13
Pages 144
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Agriculture, one of the oldest human occupations, is practised all over the world, using techniques ranging from the profoundly traditional to the most scientifically advanced. Without it we would starve. Yet how many of us understand what is happening in the fields that we see as we drive through the countryside? How often do we think about the origins of the food in our trolley? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe explain what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, they show why it is important, and how farmers can increase its productivity, before turning to the plants and animals that grow on it, and tracing the connections between their biology and the various ways in which farmers work with them. The authors conclude by looking at some of the controversial issues facing contemporary agriculture: its sustainability; its impact on wildlife and landscape; issues of animal welfare; and the affect of climate change and the development of genetically modified organisms on farmers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Agricultural Systems Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development

Agricultural Systems  Agroecology and Rural Innovation for Development Author Sieglinde Snapp
ISBN-10 9780128020951
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 558
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Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs. Provides students with an enhanced understanding of how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture Incorporates social, biological, chemical, and geographical aspects important to agroecology Addresses social and development issues related to farming systems