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- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 209.00
The dramatic worldwide increase in agricultural and industrial productivity has created severe environmental problems. Soil and groundwater reservoirs have been polluted with pesticides, xenobiotics and agro-chemicals. The global consensus to reduce inputs of chemical pesticides and agrochemical fertilizers, which are perceived at being hazardous... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 450.00
This reference handbook provides fully updated chemical, regulatory, health, and safety information on nearly 800 pesticides and other agricultural chemicals. The clear, consistent and comprehensive presentation of information makes Sittig's an essential reference for a wide audience including first responders, environmental and industrial health/safety... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 129.00
List of Contributors xiii Preface xv Acknowledgements xvii 1 Animal Manure – From Waste to Raw Materials and Goods 1 Sven Gjedde Sommer References 4 2 Animal Production and Animal Manure Management 5 Sven Gjedde Sommer and Morten Lykkegaard Christensen 2.1 Introduction 5 2.2 Housing, Feedlots and Exercise Areas 7 2.3... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
<p>Composting has never been easier—learn how to incorporate Brett Markham’s amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem. </p><p>Brett Markham, author < more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Organic wastes are traditionally applied to land to recover their fertilizer value, but the microbial turnover of such organic matter in soil is often out of phase with the requirements of growing plants. Therefore, nutrients may be lost and may even act as potential pollutants of water and air, posing a particular challenge to agricultural and environmental... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
The best fertilizer for your organic garden is compost. It?s easy to make, economically friendly, and teeming with nutrients. In this highly useful installment of his Bob?s Basics series, Bob Flowerdew takes you through all the steps necessary to make a rich compost pile best suited to your needs. Composting is a highly comprehensive guide that... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2012; US$ 7.22
This easy household guide tells you everything you need to know about composting, from the different containers that are available, and what to put in them, to how to use your compost and what to do if you want to get more involved in the process. Composting includes an A-Z on how to compost everything from ash to weeds; advice on how to compost... more...