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- 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...
- Hatherleigh Press 2014; US$ 5.95
YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE! Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead. Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd. A comprehensive primer for first-time beef and dairy cow owners, Raising Cattle includes... more...
- Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 38.15
In diesem kulturhistorisch einmaligen Werk werden in Deutschland verbreitete Nutztierrassen - Pferde, Rinder, Schafe und Schweine - erfasst und in Wort und Bild vorgestellt. Die Darstellung der Tierrassen ist gegliedert in: - Zuchtgebiet und Zuchtbetrieb - Maßnahmen zur Förderung der Zucht - Äußere Erscheinung - Gebrauchszweck und Leistung Ergänzt... more...
- 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...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2014; US$ 19.99
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. With fuel, fertilizers, and pesticides disappearing overnight, citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space? on rooftops, balconies, vacant... more...
- 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...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 4.99
Growing Christmas trees is a great way to generate off-season farm income and make better use of your land. This Storey Basics® guide shows you exactly how to grow and sell your trees, from choosing the best site and preparing the soil to selecting the best tree species, planting seedlings, maintaining trees to market size, controlling weeds, dealing... more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 14.19
Our world has a problem. Malnutrition is on the rise again. After 30 years of regression, the tide turned in 2008. It's expected that by 2050 the planet will be supporting more than nine billion people, and nobody knows if they will have enough to eat. The most critical situation is in Africa, where in many places half the population is already starving.... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 199.95
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...
- Lyons Press 2013; US$ 17.99
One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars? worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family?s farm. What ensues?through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters?is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard?s... more...