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Title: Agriculture, the only right approach : science says there is a difference
Author: P.H. Hainsworth
Second Author:
Published: Pauma Valley, CA : Bargyla and Gylver Rateaver , 1976 2nd ed.
Series: Conservation gardening and farming series, Series C: reprints

Summary: This book attempts to explain the basic principles of organic agriculture from a mid-1970's perspective, especially how organic practices apply in the relationship between soil and crops. There are chapters on composting, plant disease resistance, problems of conventional agricultural methods, the nature and function of soil, and the future of organic agriculture.

ISBN: 0960069852
Call Number: 27 HAI
Subjects: Compost , Disease resistance , Fertility , Market gardening , Organic farming , Soil management , Soils

Title: Agroforestry and sutainable systems : symposium proceedings
Contributors: technical coordinator W.J. Rietveld
Published: Washington, DC : USDA , 1995

Summary: proceedings of the Agroforestry and Sustainable Systems Symposium, Fort Collins, CO, August 7-10, 1994

Call Number: 67.5 AGR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Forest management , Melons , Soils , Sustainable agriculture , Tree farming , Windbreaks and shelterbelts

Title: Building soils for better crops : organic matter management
Author: Fred Magdoff
Published: Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press , c1992
Series: Our sustainable future Volume 2

Summary: This book provides background information about organic matter,and practices that promote soil organic matter buildup and maintenance, including animal manures, cover crops, residue management, rotations, composts, reduced tillage and erosion control.

ISBN: 0803231601
Call Number: 27.3 MAG
Subjects: Humus , Soil management , Soils

Title: Building soils for better crops
Author: Fred Magdoff
Second Author: Harold van Es
Published: Sustainable Agriculture Network , c2000 2nd ed.
Series: Sustainable Agriculture Network handbook series Book 4

Summary: An expanded edition of an earlier work published in 1992, this book explains how ecological soil management boosts fertility and yields while reducing pest pressures and environmental impacts. Part 1 covers the basics of soil organic matters, physical properties, and nutrients. Part 2 covers ecological soil and crop management. Part 3 includes soil evaluation.

ISBN: 1888626054
Call Number: 27.3 MAG
Subjects: Humus , Soil management , Soils

Title: Intensive grazing management-- forage, animals, men, profits
Contributors: Burt Smith, Ping Sun Leung, George Love
Published: Kamuela, HI : Graziers Hui , c1986

Summary: Chapters include an introduction to intensive grazing, getting started, financial analysis, basics for soil, plants and animals, animal health, ecology, electric fencing and design, grazing unit design, basic grazing, forage conservation, uses of "hi-tech" equipment and intensive grazing management.

Call Number: 70.51 INT
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Animal health , Cattle , Fences , Forage crops , Grazing , Intensive grazing , Pasture management , Soils

Title: Knott's handbook for vegetable growers
Author: Donald N. Maynard
Second Author: George J. Hochmuth
Published: New York, N.Y. : John Wiley & Sons , c1997 4th ed.

Summary: Considered to be a reference tool for commercial vegetable growers. Filled with tables and charts and detailed specifics on planting rates, schedules, and spacing; soils and fertilizers; methods of controlling diseases; greenhouse vegetable and crop production; insect pest identification; harvesting and storage; and vegetable marketing. The fourth edition contains information on drip irrigation, seed priming, seed germination tests, plant tissue testing; petiole sap testing, windbreaks and weed management. There is a revised discussion of allowable pesticide and herbicide use as well worker protection standards.

ISBN: 04711311512
Call Number: 62.08 MAY
Subjects: Fertility , Harvesting , Irrigation , Pest control , Seed storing , Seeds , Soils , Truck farms , Vegetable gardening , Vegetables , Vegetables, greenhouse , Weed management

Title: Managing Insects on Your Farm: : A Guide to Ecological Strategies
Author: Miguel A Altieri; Clara I Nicholls
Second Author: Marlene A Fritz
Published: Beltsville, MD : Sustainable Agriculture Network , 2005

Summary: Pests of agricultural crops include weeds, insects, pathogens and nematodes. This book is focused on managing insect pests, but it adresses all crop pests to some degree, because no pest or category of pests can be addressed in isolation. The ecological pest management strategies presented here will contribute to overall ecosystem health. Includes principles behind ecologically based pest management, with strategies used by farmers along with a full section devoted to how you can manage your soilto minimize insest damage. Examples of successful pest management are given.

ISBN: 1-888626-10-0
Call Number: 60.7341 SAN
Subjects: Biological pest control , Integrated pest management , Pest control , Soils , Weed management implements

Title: Organic field crop handbook
Contributors: Editor, Janet Wallace
Published: Ottawa, ONT : Canadian Organic Growers Inc. , c2001 2nd ed.

Summary: Section 1 is an introduction to organic farming, followed by sections on methods of organic farming (soil management, green manures, weed and pest management, seed production, etc.) and crop rotation designs. Section 4 presents the field crops themselves, with chapters on cereals, pulses, forage, broadlead and other crops.

ISBN: 0969585136
Call Number: 63 ORG
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Crop production , Fertility , Forage crops , Grains , Legumes , Oilseed crops , Organic farming , Soils

Title: Successful small-scale farming : an organic approach
Author: Karl Schwenke
Published: Pownal, VT : Storey Communications , c1991 2nd ed.

Summary: This book is intended to serve as a practical resource for beginning cash-crop growers and emphasizes the care of soil and the growing of plants. There is a concise overview of farmstead skills. Chapters cover soils, plants, farm machinery, farm practices, cash crops, other cash & specialty crops, and the whole farm.

ISBN: 0882666428
Call Number: 57 SCH
Subjects: Crop production , Machinery , Organic farming , Small farms , Soils , Specialty crops

Title: Sustainable agriculture
Author: John Mason
Published: East Roseville, Australia : Kangaroo Press , 1997

Summary: This book includes explanations of permaculture, biodynamics, organic farming, agroforestry, conservation tillage, and integrated hydroculture and includes coverage of water management, selection criteria for plants and animals, droughts and floods, alternative feeds, pest management, problems resulting from land degradation, climate change and agriculture, and farm management.

ISBN: 0864178654
Call Number: 50.9 MAS
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Irrigation , Livestock , Pest control , Soils , Sustainable agriculture , Water quality , Weed management


Title: Improving your soil :
Author: Stu Campbell
Second Author:
Published: Pownal, VT : Storey Communications , c1978
Series: Storey Publishing bulletin A-20

Summary: Included are sections discussing the texture and structure of soil, organic matter and humus, soil testing and sampling, different soil types, the role of water, air and microbes, improving the soil, and soil problems.

Call Number: 27.5 CAM
Subjects: Soil management , Soil testing , Soils

Title: Organic wheat production handbook : revitalizing organic wheat production in Northern New Mexico
Contributors: Managing Editor, Nathan Boone
Published: Santa Fe, NM : Kernal of Life , 1999

Summary: This manual was compiled to provide basic information on organic wheat production for growers participating in the Northern New Mexico Organic Wheat Project. Topics include the soil ecosystem, crop rotations, planting practices, irrigation management, background for organic farming, and New Mexico's certification program.

Call Number: 63.31 ORG
Subjects: Soils , Wheat


Title: Improving the soil
Author: Lelan Eikerman
Contributors: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference
Published: Matairie, LA : Acres. U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2017
Call Number: 27.5 LEL
Subjects: Soils


Symphlans: Soils Pest Managment Options (ATTRA)
Sustainable Soil Management (ATTRA)
Sustainable Management of Soil-Borne Plant Diseases (ATTRA)
Sources of Organic Fertilizers and Amendments (ATTRA)
Soil Quality in Organic Agricultural Systems (Iowa State University)
Soil Quality Information Sheets (Iowa State University)
Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers (CEFS)
Soil Moisture Monitoring: Low-Cost Tools and Methods (ATTRA)
Soil Management and Soil Quality for Organic Crops (Small Farm Center, University of California)
Soil Management for Small Farms (Washington State University)
Soil Management: National Organic Program Regulations (ATTRA)
Soil Health Manual (Cornell University)
Soil Fertility on Organic Farms (North Carolina State University)
Soil Fertility on Organic Farms (CEFS)
Soil Biology and Land Management (Soil Quality Institute USDA/NRCS)
Drought Resistant Soils (ATTRA)
Building Soils for Better Crops (SARE)
Building Soil Organic Matter With Organic Amendments (University of Wisconsin)
Assessing the Pasture Soil Resource (ATTRA)
Alternative Soil Testing Laboratories (ATTRA)
Alternative Soil Amendments (ATTRA)

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