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  • Bees Make the Best Petsby Jack Mingo

    Red Wheel Weiser 2013; US$ 14.95

    Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo, who set up his first backyard hive in 2004, offers his humorous and unique observations of the world of the mystical, matriarchal, gentle, sweet bee in  Bees Make the Best Pets . Full of fun facts, Mingo shares a potpourri of bee and bee-keeping trivia; practical tips and legend and lore. And here are just some of... more...

  • Translational Genomics for Crop Breedingby Rajeev Varshney; Roberto Tuberosa

    Wiley 2013; US$ 212.95 US$ 184.56

    Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Biotic Stress is the first of two volumes looking at the latest advances in genomic applications to crop breeding. This volume focuses on genomic-assisted advances for improving economically important crops against biotic stressors, such as viruses, fungi, nematodes, and bacteria. Looking at key advances... more...

  • A Farm Dies Once a Yearby Arlo Crawford

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 25.99

    A Book of the Month for GQ , The New Yorker , and Flavorwire "Beautifully told?In this one season of life, Crawford's writing about the work, people, nature and his family legacy reveals much about a simple life, and reminds us all to appreciate life's riches."? Seattle Post Intelligencer "A must-read?"? Washington Independent Review of... more...

  • Crop Protectionby Jean-Philippe Deguine

    Science Publishers 2014; US$ 104.95

    This book is a synthesis and a celebration of a large body of agro-ecological research carried out on the management of the pests of cotton, one of the world?s major crops and one which has historically been a very heavy consumer of inputs of pesticides. It demonstrates how agro-ecological approaches to pest management are at last approaching the ?mainstream?,... more...

  • Improved Grassland Managementby A S Laidlaw; John Frame

    Crowood 2013; US$ 29.17

    This new, fully updated and revised edition of Improved Grassland Management covers all aspects of grassland management and is of particular relevance to the UK and the Republic of Ireland, although the principles discussed apply to all temperate grassland zones. Almost twenty years ago, when the original edition of this book was written by John Frame,... more...

  • Regenerating Agricultureby Jules N. Pretty

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    For the past 50 years, the main goal of agriculture has been to increase production at any price, using high amounts of fertilizers and pesticides and intensive industrial methods. This has caused damage to the environment and widespread rural depopulation. This study shows that there is a viable alternative - a form of agriculture which conserves... more...

  • More Scenes from the Rural Lifeby Verlyn Klinkenborg; Nigel Peake

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about... more...

  • Farms Trees and Farmersby J. E. Michael Arnold; Peter A. Dewees

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    This title aims to provide introductory and concluding surveys of the subject of farms, trees and farmers. Two central parts explore trends in farmer tree-growing and the factors which influence decision-making. Eight case studies cover, among other topics, the need for tree products, market access, the allocation of land and labour, and exposure to... more...

  • Biological Controls for Preventing Food Deteriorationby Neeta Sharma

    Wiley 2014; US$ 205.95 US$ 178.49

    Various biotic factors cause diseases in crops, which result in food losses. Historically pesticide development has been instructive to us in terms of the benefits derived as well as the hazards that accompany their indiscriminate use. The application of fertilizers and pesticides to crops has become a norm in agricultural production, but this has... more...

  • Induced Resistance for Plant Defenseby Dale R. Walters; Adrian C. Newton; Gary D. Lyon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 236.95 US$ 205.36

    Induced resistance offers the prospect of broad spectrum, long-lasting and potentially environmentally-benign disease and pest control in plants. Induced Resistance for Plant Defense 2e provides a comprehensive account of the subject, encompassing the underlying science and methodology, as well as research on application of the phenomenon in practice.... more...