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- University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 19.00
Should you buy organic food? Is it just a status symbol, or is it really better for us? Is it really better for the environment? What about organic produce grown thousands of miles from our kitchens, or on massive corporately owned farms? Is ?local? or ?small-scale? better, even if it?s not organic? A lot of consumers who would like to do the right... more...
- UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2005; US$ 15.74
Exploring the history, politics and practicalities of organic farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques of agriculture and horticulture based on chemical fertilizers, which inevitably bring about the deterioration of soil life, cannot provide a long-term sustainable future for humankind. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 20.00
Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, Carl Kurtz is considered one of the deans of the great tallgrass prairie revival. The Prairie Enthusiast called the 2001 edition of his book a “readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction.”... more...
- Agate Publishing 2009; US$ 25.00
Part farm journal, part memoir, this story of a five-generation Illinois farming family takes readers from the soil to the supper table through 52 meditative, closely observed ?seasons? on an organic farm, accented with culinary, historical, scientific, and literary reflections and culminating with a bounty of foolproof, fresh-flavored seasonal recipes.... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 94.95
Origins of the Organic Agriculture Debate takes an historical look at two contrasting streams of ideas. The first view comprises the flow of ideas in chemistry and biology that have created the conditions for modern medicine, modern food production and the biotechnological revolution. The second view is the "vitalist" reaction to the rise of modern... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 80.00
The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 95.00
This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyses and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930s, where the first trans-national roots of organic... more...
- ABD Publishers 2007; US$ 40.00
Organic farming is an agricultural philosophy and a farm management system aiming at promotion of plant, animal and human health. Through the use of environment friendly bio-fertilizers it maintains and improves productivity of land as far as possible by encouraging natural biological processes in the soil. Eliminating high cost inputs like chemical... more...
- ABD Publishers 2009; US$ 125.00
Fast declining irrigation water potential and growing for water from different sections have necessitated efficient use of water resources. For increasing water use efficiency, especially in the use of surface irrigation water, one of the technical means is micro-irrigation system including drip and sprinkler irrigation. more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 188.00
Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial. * Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in agriculture *... more...