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Agriculture

  • Cotton Fields No Moreby Gilbert C. Fite

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    No general history of southern farming since the end of slavery has been published until now. For the first time, Gilbert C. Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up commercial agricultural development in the eleven states of the old Confederacy, to explain why agricultural change was so slow in the South, and then to show how the agents... more...

  • Tobacco Cultureby John van Willigen; Susan C. Eastwood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Whereas most crops drive farmers apart as they compete for the best prices, the price controls on tobacco bring growers together. The result is a culture unlike any other in America, one often forgotten or overlooked as federal and state governments fight over the spoils of the tobacco settlement. Tobacco Culture describes the process of raising... more...

  • Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920-1950by John van Willigen; Anne van Willigen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Based on interviews conducted by the University of Kentucky's Family Farm Project and supplemented by archival research, photographs, and recipes, Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920--1950 recalls a vanishing way of life in rural Kentucky. Focusing on the family farm in the first half of the twentieth century, John van Willigen and... more...

  • The Science of Grapevinesby Markus Keller

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    The Science of Grapevines: Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to the physical structure of the grapevine, its various organs, their functions and their interactions with the environment. Beginning with a brief overview of the botanical classification (including an introduction to the concepts of species, cultivars, clones, and rootstocks),... more...

  • Growing Localby Robert P. King; Michael S. Hand; Miguel I. Gomez

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    In an increasingly commercialized world, the demand for better quality, healthier food has given rise to one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. food system: locally grown food. Many believe that ?relocalization? of the food system will provide a range of public benefits, including lower carbon emissions, increased local economic activity,... more...

  • The Ecology of Agricultural Landscapes: Long-Term Research on the Path to Sustainabilityby Stephen K. Hamilton; Julie E. Doll; G. Philip Robertson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 77.99

    Evidence has been mounting for some time that intensive row-crop agriculture as practiced in developed countries may not be environmentally sustainable, with concerns increasingly being raised about climate change, implications for water quantity and quality, and soil degradation. This volume synthesizes two decades of research on the sustainability... more...

  • Keep Chickens!by Barbara Kilarski

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 16.95

    Do you want to keep chickens but don't have much land? In this comprehensive and entertaining handbook, Barbara Kilarski shows you how you can successfully keep chickens in small urban and suburban spaces. She tells you which breeds are happiest in small spaces, shows you how to feed and care for your birds, lists the equipment you'll need, discusses coop... more...

  • Biopesticides Handbookby Leo M.L. Nollet; Hamir Singh Rathore

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 159.95

    Offering a full spectrum and review of the range of organisms and organic products that may be used in the biological control of insects, this book discusses the uses and abuses of biopesticides that have been in circulation for more than 50 years, as well as more recent advances in this area. It describes the metabolism of these biopesticides and... more...

  • Agricultural Prairiesby K. R. Krishna

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    This book is a comprehensive volume that brings together vast knowledge about agricultural prairies in one place, providing concise information and providing concise descriptions of natural resources and their influence on crop productivity. It provides detailed descriptions about natural settings as well as lucid discussions on soil fertility and... more...

  • The Vandana Shiva Readerby Vandana Shiva; Wendell Berry

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    "Her great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity." -- Wendell Berry, from the foreword Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India,... more...