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Organic farming

  • Science and Technology of Organic Farmingby Allen V. Barker

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 57.95

    Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011! Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding... more...

  • Agrarian Dreamsby Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this groundbreaking study of organic farming, Julie Guthman challenges accepted wisdom about organic food and agriculture in the Golden State. Many continue to believe that small-scale organic farming is the answer to our environmental and health problems, but Guthman refutes popular portrayals that pit "small organic" against "big organic" and... more...

  • Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Cropsby Ralph C. Martin; Rod MacRae

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 57.95

    The use of organic management practices in field cropping continues to rise globally, and these methods have proven to be a viable way to produce food with reduced resource use and environmental damage. Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops challenges the popular misconception that organic systems are weak at managing energy,... more...

  • Biological Husbandryby B. Stonehouse

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Biological Husbandry: A Scientific Approach to Organic Farming covers a proceeding of a symposium organized by International Institute of Biological Husbandry on August 26-30, 1980 at Wye College in London, United Kingdom. Said symposium aims to promote the scientific development of biological or organic agriculture. The text covers topics such as... more...

  • Towards Holistic Agricultureby R. W. Widdowson

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    This book explains the use of an ecological way of farming, with modern practical applications, to make the fullest use of land resources and the best utilization of available capital and labour. In analyzing the vital relationship between soil, plant, animal and man, the author discusses the best care of land itself, its components, grassland management... more...

  • Organic Farmingby Stephan Dabbert; Anna Maria Haring; Raffaele Zanoli

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    Drawing on scientific research, this book: reviews the organic farming sector in the 21st century and the policies developed towards it; assesses its contributions to the environment, food quality, farmers' incomes; and makes a detailed range of recommendations for future organic farming policy. more...

  • Sustainable Agriculture Reviewsby Eric Lichtfouse

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 161.69

    This book is part of a series that gathers review articles that analyze current agricultural issues and knowledge, then proposes alternative solutions. It will aid all those who wish to build a safe agriculture, energy and food system for future generations. more...

  • Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoodsby Niels Halberg; Adrian Muller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.19

    This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It covers market-oriented approaches... more...

  • Organic Production and Food Qualityby Robert Blair

    Wiley 2011; US$ 230.95 US$ 207.86

    The internet is rife with biased and unsubstantiated claims from the organic industry, and the treatment of issues such as food safety and quality by the media ("if it bleeds, it leads") tends to have a negative impact on consumer perceptions about conventional food. Until recently, more and more consumers in many countries were opting to buy organic... more...

  • Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Cattleby R. Blair

    CABI 2011; US$ 145.00

    The practice of organic cattle farming has continued to increase in recent years, backed by consumer demand, organisations and governments. Beginning with an overview of the aims and principles behind organic cattle production, this book presents comprehensive information about how to feed cattle so that the milk and meat produced meet organic standards.... more...