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BOOKS

Title: Agriculture, the only right approach : science says there is a difference
Author: P.H. Hainsworth
Contributors:
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: The Albrecht papersVolume I : foundation concepts
Author: William A. Albrecht
Contributors: Edited by Charles Walters, Jr.
Second Author:
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , c1996
Series:

Summary: This book begins with a bibliography of Dr. Albrecht's writings. A common theme throughout is the fundamental necessity of feeding plants, animals and human beings through ministrations to the soil itself, correcting deficiencies of diet at their point of origin. The collection of writings in this volume address soil fertility, legumes, nitrogen, calcium and limestone, acidity, potash, and the relationship between soil and nutrition.

ISBN: 091131105X
Call Number: 27 ALB
Subjects: Fertility , Legumes , Nitrogen , Nutrition , Soil science

Title: The Albrecht papersVolume II : soil fertility and animal health
Author: William A. Albrecht
Contributors: Edited by Charles Walters, Jr.
Second Author:
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1975
Series:

Summary: The papers in this collection deal with such topics as soil and climate, soil fertility and nutrition and health, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, trace elements, protein and other nutritional deficiencies in animal feeds and forage, and organic matter.

ISBN: 0911311076
Call Number: 27 ALB
Subjects: Animal health , Crop production , Fertility , Livestock, feeding and nutrition , Soil management , Soil science

Title: The Albrecht papersVolume III : hidden lessons in unopened books
Author: William A. Albrecht
Contributors: Edited by Charles Walters, Jr.
Second Author:
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1989
Series:

Summary: In this collection of papers, the author calls attention to the neglect and mismanagement of soil resulting in less nutritious food and a greater likelihood of human and animal health problems. In discussions of soil fertility, the roles of organic matter, calcium and magnesium, the relationship between soil fertility and proteins in food come lessons on what to do about it.

ISBN: 0911311181
Call Number: 27 ALB
Subjects: Crop production , Fertility , Soil management , Soil science

Title: The Albrecht papers : enter without knocking
Author: William A. Albrecht
Contributors: Edited by Charles Walters, Jr.
Second Author:
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1992
Series:

Summary: This collection of papers includes discussions of nitrogen, water and soil fertility, salts, pastures, the relationship of grazing animals to soil health, and nutrition.

ISBN: 0911311238
Call Number: 27 ALB
Subjects: Fertility , Nitrogen , Nutrition , Pasture 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: 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: The biological farmer : a complete guide to the sustainable & profitable biological system of farming
Author: Gary F. Zimmer
Published: Austin, TX : Acres U.S.A. , c2000

Summary: Biological farming strives to reduce input costs, increase profits, and, at the same time, improve soil conditions and livestock health, reduce erosion, disease, weed and insect pressure and improve the environment. Biological farmers learn how to evaluate soil for its health, tilth and soil life and take steps to get soils in balance, which may at times include the judicious use of synthetic fertilizers.

ISBN: 0911311629
Call Number: 58 ZIM
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Biological farming , Crop production , Fertility , Soil management , Soil testing , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Eco-farm : an Acres U.S.A. primer
Author: Charles Walters
Second Author: C.J. Fenzau
Published: Acres U.S.A. , c1996

Summary: The authors prescribe ways to manage fertility, crops, insects and weeds in terms of soil nutrient exchange capacity and pH modification, and recommend composting, rotation and tillage practices that will prevent the malnutrition and ecological imbalances that result from NPK fertilizers and other chemical applications.

ISBN: 0911311505
Call Number: 50.9 WAL
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative agriculture , Fertility , Organic farming , Pest control , Weed management

Title: Fertility farming
Author: Newman Turner
Published: San Diego, CA : The Rateavers , c1995 2nd ed.

Summary: This book explores an farming approach that makes very minimal use of plowing, eschews chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and emphasizes soil fertility via crop rotation, composting, cover cropping, and manure application. Parts 4 and 5 discuss livestock and livestock diseases.

Call Number: 53 TUR
Subjects: Fertility , Livestock, diseases , Organic farming , Soil management

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: Handbook of successful ecological lawn care
Author: Paul D. Sachs
Published: Newbury, VT : Edaphic Press , c1996

Summary: Designed for lawn care professionals, this book includes chapters on turfgrass dynamics, cultural practices, turfgrass pests, soil testing, fertility, marketing, management, business planning, and accounting.

ISBN: 0963605313
Call Number: 61.65 SAC
Subjects: Fertility , Lawn care , Lawn ecology , Pest control, lawn , Soil testing

Title: How to grow more vegetables : fruits, nuts, berries, grains, and other crops on less land than you can imagine
Author: Jeavons, John
Published: Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press , c1995 5th ed., Revised

Summary: Based on the biointensive gardening techniques developed by horticulturist Alan Chadwick, this book details a farming method which can result in 800 square feet or less providing a family of four with fresh vegetables produced organically while maintaining soil nutrients for future crops with a minimum of water and daily care needed-- for an entire year. After an introduction of the biointensive method, sections detail bed preparation, sustainability, compost, fertilization, seed propagation, making the garden plan, companion planting, and insect and pest control.

ISBN: 0898157676
Call Number: 61.3 JEA
Subjects: Biointensive gardening , Companion planting , Compost , Fertility , Gardening , Organic gardening , Plant propagation , Vegetable gardening

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: Mainline farming for century 21 :
Author: Dan Skow
Contributors:
Second Author: Charles Walters
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , c1995
Series:

Summary: As an alternative to the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers, this book teaches how to measure fertility at very minute levels and proposes delivering a uniform and well distributed nutrient fix in order to enhance productivity and resistance to microbial, insect and weed infestations.

ISBN: 0911311270
Call Number: 27 SKO
Subjects: Agronomy , Crop production , Fertility , Soil management , Soil testing

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: Soil-improving legumes : methodologies for screening
Author: Marianne Sarrantonio
Contributors:
Second Author:
Published: Kutztown, PA : Rodale Institute , c1991
Series:

Summary: This book explores how legumes can play an important role in regenerating depleted soils and building systems that can sustain both crop yield and human health while maintaining or improving the natural resource base.

ISBN: 0878579893
Call Number: 27.5 SAR
Subjects: Cover crops and green manure crops , Fertility , Legumes , Nitrogen , Soil management , Soil testing

Title: Sustainable vegetable production from start-up to market
Author: Vernon P. Grubinger
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES) Cooperative Extension , c1999

Summary: This publication is intended to help aspiring and experienced growers to plan and manage profitable and environmentally friendly vegetable production systems. Chapters cover the background of sustainable systems, getting started in vegetable farming, farm business management, marketing, soil management, composting, rotation, cover crops, tillage, seeds, irrigation and spraying, harvesting, season extension, and disease, pest and weed management.

ISBN: 093581745X
Call Number: 62.1 GRU
Subjects: Fertility , Irrigation , Market gardening , Pest control , Season extenders , Seeds , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables , Weed management

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: Cover crop gardening : soil enrichment with green manures
Published: Pownal , VT : Storey Communications , c1977
Series: Storey Publishing bulletin A-5

Summary: This booklet begins with a discussion of ten different benefits from using green manures and continues with instructions on green manuring methods, how to plant green manure crops, when and how to turn them under, and concludes with sections on various green manure crops and other soil conditioning crops.

Call Number: 61.303 COV
Subjects: Cover crops and green manure crops , Fertility , Gardening , Soil management

Title: Soil fertility for organic farmers
Author: Eric Ardapple Kindberg
Second Author: Beth Ardapple Kindberg
Published: Mt. Judea , AR : Ozark Small Farm Viability Project , 1993?, c1991

Summary: Sections include coverage of humus, water management, tillage, growing legumes for nitrogen, crop rotations, green manure crops, sod pastures, and off-farm organic fertilizers.

Call Number: 27 ARD
Subjects: Fertility , Soil management

VIDEOS

Title: Building an organic soil
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1989

Publishers Number: 8902
Call Number: 27.5 BUI
Subjects: Fertility , Soil management

Title: First steps : moving toward sustainability : nitrogen management
Published: Ames, IA : Iowa State University Extension

Call Number: 27.5 FIR
Subjects: Fertility , Nitrogen , Soil management

Title: Naturally fertile fields : increasing dairy profits through proper manure management
Published: Washington, D.C. : USDA, Soil Conservation Service , 1993

Subjects: Dairy production , Fertility , Manure , Pasture management

Title: Preserving organic matter : Paul Sachs
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1993

Publishers Number: 9304
Call Number: 27.3 PRE
Subjects: Fertility , Humus , Soil conservation

Title: Professor William A. Albrecht's the other side of the fence
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , c1996

Publishers Number: 6289
Call Number: 27 PRO
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Fertility , Soil management , Soil science

Title: Soil makes the garden : with Win Way
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1989

Publishers Number: 8904
Call Number: 27 SOI
Subjects: Fertility , Gardening , Soil management

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : Earthworm's role in maintaining soil fertility
Author: Stan Slaughter
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2006
Call Number: 77.58 SLA
Subjects: Fertility , Worms

Title: 1999 Acres U.S.A. Conference : paramagnetic rock dust field trials
Author: Bob Pike
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2026A, 2026B
Call Number: 27.52 PIK
Subjects: Fertility , Rock dust


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