Missouri Alternatives Center Library


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BOOKS

Title: Alternatives in agriculture : Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute : 1997 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1997

Summary: The report covers a variety of alternative agriculture topics including fertility, cover crops, weed management, field crops, and livestock.

Call Number: 10.5 ALT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: Alternatives in agriculture : Thompson On-Farm Research and Wallace Institute : 1999 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1999

Summary: Main topics in this report include coverage of fertility, cover crops, weed management, field crops, and livestock.

Call Number: 10.5 ALT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: Breed your own vegetable varieties : the gardener's and farmer's guide to plant breeding and seed saving
Author: Carol Deppe
Published: White River Junction, VT : Chelsea Green Publishing Co. , 2000

Summary: A definitive guide to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home gardener and small-scale farmer or commercial grower. Discover how to breed for a wide range of different traits (flavor, size, pest resistance, cold tolerance, etc.), how to save seed and maintain varieties, how to conduct your own variety trials and other farm or garden-based research, and how to breed for performance under organic or sustainable growing methods.

ISBN: 1890132721
Call Number: 62.045 DEP
Subjects: Biodiversity , On-farm research , Plant Breeding , Seed saving , Seeds , Vegetables

Title: Conducting on-farm animal research : procedures & economic analysis
Author: Pervaiz Amir
Second Author: Hendrik C. Knipscheer
Published: Morrilton, AR : Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development , c1989

Summary: The objectives of this book are to give animal scientists the elementary tools to do on-farm livestock analysis and to provide ways for on-farm crop researchers to incorporate the animal component into their studies, thereby making it easier to study complex, mixed farming systems in the developing world.

Call Number: 10.02 PER
Subjects: Agricultural research , On-farm research

Title: Farmers' research in practice : lessons in the field
Contributors: Edited by Laurens van Veldhuizen ... [et. al.]
Published: London, U.K. : Intermediate Technology Publications , 1997
Series: ILEIA readings in sustainable agriculture

Summary: The includes 17 case studies from around the world. The first part explores how farmers do research, the second shows how technology can be applied to farmer conducted research, the third deals with ways to improve the design of experiments, the fourth with ways to strengthen farmer conducted research, and the last addresses how goverments and aid organizations might help.

ISBN: 1853393924
Call Number: 10.5 FAR
Subjects: Agricultural research , Government policy and programs , On-farm research

Title: Greenbook
Contributors: Edited by Wayne Monsen (1996). Edited by Prescott Bergh (1997-1999). Compiled by the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program staff (1997-2000).
Published: St. Paul, MN : Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture , 1996-

Summary: The annual report of the Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program (ESAP), the Greenbook provides information about ESAP programs, and ESAP funded on-farm demonstration activities and findings as well as introductory essays on a variety of topics related to sustainable agriculture. The submissions are grouped into general categories-- alternative crops, cropping systems and soil fertility, fruits and vegetables, livestock systems and whole farm systems. Earlier ESAP activities focused on the environmental and economic aspects of farming. More recently, ESAP activities explore the impacts of farming both on and off the farm, in watersheds, and in local and international markets, and how sustainable agriculture affects communities and ecosystems. Greenbook '96 : leading the way : sustainable agriculture in Minnesota, Greenbook '97 : tools for success, Greenbook '98 : a diversity of tools, Greenbook '99 : a decade of tools, Greenbook 2000 : marketing sustainable agriculture.

Call Number: 50.9 GRE
Subjects: Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Fruits , Livestock , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables

Title: Missouri sustainable agriculture demonstration awards : on-farm trials and demonstrations by farmers for farmers 1995 to 1997
Contributors: Compiled by Joan Benjamin, Judy Grundler and Jim Lummus ; edited by Joan Benjamin
Published: Columbia, MO : Sustainable Agriculture Extension Program of the University of Missouri and Lincoln University , 1999 Revised and updated

Summary: These on-farm trials and demonstrations include working with compost, crops, fertilizer, fruit, grazing and pasture, greenhouses, livestock, nut trees, solar power, vegetables, weed management, poultry, irrigation, bees, and herbs.

Call Number: 10.5 MIS
Subjects: Agricultural research , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Participatory action research and social change
Author: Daniel Selener
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell Participatory Action Research Network , 1997 2nd ed.

Summary: This book explores approaches to facilitating social change through participatory action research, in which members of a group(be they educators, farmers, or community activists) also function as the main researchers in identifying problems, collecting data, proposing plans of response, and developing frames of reference to understand and solve problems of concern to them.

ISBN: 997895130X
Call Number: 10.3 SEL
Subjects: Activism , Community sponsored research , On-farm research , Social change

Title: Thompson On-Farm Research with Wallace Institute : 1994 report
Published: Boone, IA : Thompson On-Farm Research , 1994

Summary: Major topics in this report include fertility, cover crops, weed control, and field crops.

Call Number: 10.5 THO
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Fertility , Livestock , On-farm research , Weed management

BOOKLETS

Title: Facilitator's guide for : farmer research networks
Author: Barbara Runsmore
Published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin , c1998

Summary: Farmer-driven organizations have sprung up around the US to share experiments and priactices on each individual farm, rallying around common problems and sharing what they have learned. This work is meant to guide extension agents and natural resource professionals as well as farmers and community citizens to learn from each other how to improve their research practices.

Call Number: 10.74 RUS
Subjects: Community sponsored research , On-farm research , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Nature's ag school : the Thompson Farm
Published: Emmaus, PA : Regenerative Agriculture Association , 1987 1987 ed.

Summary: Articles in this publication provide an overview of the activities of the Thompson research farm in Boone, Iowa. Topics include weed control, ridge-till soybeans, drug-free hogs, and a summary of on-site research.

Call Number: 10.5 NAT
Subjects: Agricultural research , Alternative agriculture , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research , Weed management

Title: On-farm research techniques : report on a workshop, St. Paul, Minnesota, November 15-16, 1990
Author: Molly D. Anderson
Second Author: William Lockeretz
Published: Greenbelt, MD : Institute for Alternative Agriculture , 1991
Series: Occasional paper series no. 1

Summary: This workshop report discusses how on-farm research can contribute to minimizing farming-related environmental and social problems and deals with both research techniques and the place of on-farm research within agricultural research.

Call Number: 10.5 AND
Subjects: Agricultural research , On-farm research

Title: On-farm testing : a grower's guide
Contributors: Baird Miller ... [et. al.]
Published: Pullman, WA : Washington State University Cooperative Extension , 1992

Summary: This guide provides a basic background in testing theory and procedures and is focused on test-replicated strips, similar to a kind of test done by university researchers that is easy to analyze and interpret.

Call Number: 10.02 ON
Subjects: Agricultural research , On-farm research

Title: Research farms
Published: Ames, IA : Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station, College of Agriculture, Iowa State University

Summary: Profiles of research farms in Iowa, including the type(s) of research being conducted on-site.

Call Number: 10.2 RES
Subjects: Agricultural research , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research

VIDEOS

Title: Tour of Hampshire College Farm : Dave Holm
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1993

Publishers Number: 9305
Call Number: 10.2 TOU
Subjects: Agricultural research , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , On-farm research

WEB PAGES

On-Farm Testing: A Grower's How To Guide (Washington State University)
On-Farm Research Guidebook  (University of Illinois)
On-Farm Research Guide (Organic Farming Research Foundation)
Maximizing the Use of Farm Strip Plots (University of Nebraska)
How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch (SARE)
Guide to a Successful Agroforestry Demonstration Project (USDA Agroforestry Center)
Establishing On-Farm Demonstration and Research Plots (Kansas State University)
Designing Research and Demonstration Tests for Farmers' Fields (University of Georgia)
Conduct Your Own Garden Research (University of Idaho)
Conducting Effective Agricultural Demonstrations (University of Kentucky)
Alternative Approaches to On-Farm Research and Technology Exchange (University of Nebraska)


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