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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: Agro alternatives : alternative farming methods to lower input costs and enhance sustainability
Contributors: Edited by Gary Smith, Wilma Groenen
Published: Saskatoon, SK : The Saskatchewan Research Council , c1992

Summary: This guide explores various components that in part make up alternative agriculture including legume use, crop rotations, intercropping, livestock manure, composting and integrated pest management and soil building.

ISBN: 1895880009
Call Number: 50.9 AGR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Soil management

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

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 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

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 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: 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: The carbon connection
Author: Leonard Ridzon
Second Author: Charles Walters Jr.
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1990

Summary: Soil fertility, crop production and healthy ecosystems all depend on the processes by which carbon interacts with other elements. This book warns of the failure to appreciate the role of carbon in healthy soil development and discusses how soil can be managed to take carbon into account.

ISBN: 0911311246
Call Number: 27 RID
Subjects: Carbon , Soil management

Title: The carbon cycle
Author: Leonard Ridzon
Published: Kansas City, MO : Acres U.S.A. , c1994

Summary: Following up his book, The Carbon Connection, the author stresses the importance of understanding the role of carbon in soil fertility and plant growth and how chemical agriculture has disrupted disrupted the ability of carbon to do its job with catastrophic consequences for the ecology of the planet and the health of animals, people and civilization.

ISBN: 0911311467
Call Number: 27 RID
Subjects: Carbon , Crop production , Soil management

Title: the Encyclopedia of country living : an old fashioned recipe book
Author: Carla Emery
Contributors: illustrated by Cindy Davis and David Berger
Published: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books , c1994 fourth printing of ninth edition, 1997

Summary: This book contains much information on country living including, living self-sufficiently, planting gardens, raising animals, and processing home-grown foods.

ISBN: 0912365951
Call Number: 80.13 EME
Subjects: Amaranth , Asparagus , Baking , Bamboo , Beekeeping , Beginning farming , Berries , Blackberries , Blueberries , Brambles , Broccoli , Buckwheat , Butter , Calves , Canning , Cattle, beef , Cattle, dairy , Cheese making , Chickens , Cole crops (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) , Cooking, recipes , Corn , Dairy products , Ducks , Eggs , Family life , Farm life , Farm management and decision making , Food processing , Food storage and preservation , Fruits , Fruits, tree , Game birds , Gardening , Geese , Goats , Goats, dairy , Goats, meat , Grains , Grapes , Grasses, warm season , Guinea fowl , Handicrafts , Harvesting , Herbs , Hogs , Homesteading , Honey, bee products , Lamb (meat), mutton , Lambs , Livestock , Meat products , Milk , Millets , Mushrooms , Nut trees , Nuts , Onions , Paw paws , Peaches , Pears , Pest control , Pheasants , Plant propagation , Pork , Postharvest handling of fruits and vegetables , Poultry , Poultry meats , Quail , Rabbits , Raspberries , Seed saving , Seed storing , Seeds , Sheap Shearing , Sheep , Slaughtering methods , Small livestock , Soap making , Soil management , Sorghum , Sustainable agriculture , Tanning hides , Turkeys , Veal production , Vegetable gardening , Vegetables , Vegetables, harvesting and postharvest , Vegetables, storage , Wheat , Wool , Yogurt

Title: Environmental enhancement through agriculture : proceedings of a conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 15-17, 1995
Contributors: William Lockeretz, editor
Published: Medford, MA : Center for Agriculture, Food and Environment, School of Nutrition and Science Policy, Tufts University , 1996

Summary: These proceedings explore how to create agricultural production systems that produce environmental benefits in contrast to merely being environmentally benign. The papers are grouped under the following topics: watershed protection, wildlife conservation and biodiversity, livestock systems, waste recycling and nutrient management, energy from agricultural biomass, metropolitan agriculture and farming, national policies on agriculture and the environment, and agricultural development and the environment.

Call Number: 20 ENV
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative fuels , Farmland preservation , Livestock , Local food systems , Recycling , Soil management , Water quality , Wildlife

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: Future horizons : recent literature in sustainable agriculture
Contributors: Gabriel Hegyes and Charles A. Francis, editors
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1997
Series: Extension and education materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 6

Summary: A large number of articles covering sustainable agriculture, ecology, economic and social dimensions of sustainability, historical and cultural insights, farming activities, soil quality, crop pests, and learning about sustainability.

Call Number: 50.9 FUT
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Environmental protection , Farm management and decision making , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable development

Title: Linking people, purpose, and place : an ecological approach to agriculture
Contributors: Heidi Carter, Richard Olson, and Charles A. Francis, editors
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Sustainable Agricultural Systems, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1998
Series: Extension and education materials for sustainable agriculture Volume 7

Summary: Agriculture is meant to feed and cloth people while protecting the environment and is pursued in a particular place. This handbook contains examples of management practices that can be used to incorporate beneficial ecological functions into farming systems. It conveys an approach of looking at natural systems for guidance on how to farm more efficiently and profitably. Sections include an introduction linking ecology to agriculture, whole farm planning, soil quality, agroforestry, grazing systems, weed and insect management, farmer groups, and farmland conversion to development. Based on materials used for workshops of the same title held in 1997.

Call Number: 50.9 LIN
Subjects: Activism , Agricultural ecology , Farmers , Grazing , Land development , Pest control , Soil management , Weed management

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

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: Neal Kinsey's hands-on agronomy :
Author: Neal Kinsey
Second Author: Charles Walters
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , c1995

Summary: In the context of indicting agricultural practices that rely on heavy chemical inputs to make up for the lack of natural soil fertility, the author advocates for agronomic practices that incorporate both chemical and organic approaches to restore a living soil system.

ISBN: 0911311394
Call Number: 27 KIN
Subjects: Agronomy , Soil management

Title: The real dirt : farmers tell about organic and low-input practices in the Northeast
Contributors: Edited by Miranda Smith and members of the Northeast Organic Association and Cooperative Extension
Published: Burlington, VT : Northeast Region SARE/ACE , c1994

Summary: Based on interviews with more than 60 farmers in 8 states, this book provides an overview of the techniques and systems that organic and low-input farmers relied upon from 1989 to 1991. Sections cover management of soil, pest, crops, livestock and dairy, marketing concerns, transition and whole-farm design.

Call Number: 53 REA
Subjects: Crop production , Dairy production , Farm management and decision making , Livestock , Marketing , Organic farming , Reduced chemical inputs , Soil management

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

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: The soul of soil : a guide to ecological soil management
Author: Grace Gershuny
Second Author: Joseph Smillie
Published: Davis, CA : AgAccess , 1995 3rd ed.

Summary: A guide to managing soils for longterm productivity based on ecological principles. Topics include organic matter management, composting, cultivation and weed control, mineral fertilizers, humus, green manures, rotations, nutrient balances, soil testing, and planning for organic certification.

ISBN: 0932857167
Call Number: 27.3 GER
Subjects: Soil management

Title: Sustainable agriculture : wise and profitable use of our resources in Nebraska
Contributors: Agronomy Extension Specialists
Published: Lincoln, NE : Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln , 1987

Summary: The extensive contributions gathered in this publication are grouped under the topics of crop production, soil management, and crop protection.

Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Weed management

Title: Sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest : lessons from the past, prospects for the future
Contributors: Edited by Gregory McIsaac and William R. Edwards
Published: Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press , c1994

Summary: This book provides a general overview and detailed discussion of the social and technical issues related to the development of sustainable agriculture in the American Midwest. Chapters include coverage of indigenous agricultural knowledge, the relationship between cultural beliefs and farming practices, land drainage, agriculture and wildlife, cropping systems, pest management, soil management and biomass fuel production.

ISBN: 0252021002
Call Number: 50.9 SUS
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative fuels , Crop production , Pest control , Rural sociology , Social change , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Wildlife

Title: Sustainable practices for vegetable production in the South
Author: Mary Peet
Published: Newburyport, MA : Focus Publishing , c1996

Summary: Part I has three chapters on sustainable production techniques-- covering soil management, cover crops and mulches, and conservation tillage. The second part has four chapters on integrated pest management. Part III presents background information on the 12 most important groups of vegetables grown in the southeastern United States. Where possible, crop chapters include specific information on cover crops, rotations, or other sustainable practices.

ISBN: 0941051552
Call Number: 62.1 PEE
Subjects: Cover crops and green manure crops , Integrated pest management , Mulches , Plant diseases , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture , Vegetables , Weed management

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: Assessing the soil system : a review of soil quality literature
Author: Ann Lewandowski
Contributors: With Mark Zumwinkle ; edited by Alison Fish
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture, Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Program , 1999

Summary: The chapters include coverage of definitions of soil quality, major themes of soil quality literature, goals of soil quality research, relevant publications, the historical background of discussion concerning soil quality, the various indicators of soil quality, making soil quality assessments, and managing for soil quality.

Call Number: 27 LEW
Subjects: Soil management , Soil testing

Title: Christian Agriculture Stewardship Institute presents alternatives that few consider
Published: Dexter, MO : Christian Agricultural Stewardship Institute , 1994?

Summary: In the context of a religious perspective, this publication explains how to build "a good organic soil," warning against excess nitrogen, and including coverage of nematode, other pest and weed management, soil organisms, and fertilizers.

Call Number: 27.3 CHR
Subjects: Soil management

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: 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: Michigan field crop ecology : managing biological processes for productivity and environmental quality
Contributors: Michel A. Cavigelli, Steven R. Deming, Laura K. Probyn, Richard R. Harwood, editors
Published: East Lansing?, MI : Michigan State University Extension , 1998

Summary: The general approach of this publication is to describe the influence of field crop diversity and crop rotations on organisms' habitats and food sources found in the agricultural landscape, thereby building an understanding of the biological basis of sustainability. Topics include field crop ecosystems, soil ecology, carbon, nitrogen, cover crops, pest ecology and management, the insect community, and nematodes.

Call Number: 63 MIC
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Carbon , Cover crops and green manure crops , Nitrogen , Pest control , Soil management , Sustainable agriculture

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

Title: Soil solarization : a nonpesticidal method of controlling diseases, nematodes, and weeds
Contributors: Clyde L. Elmore ... [et. al.]
Published: Oakland, CA : University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources , c1997

Summary: Soil solarization controls soilborne pests by placing plastic sheets on moist soil during periods of high temperature. In addition to killing soilborne pests with heat, soil solarization improves soil structure and increases the availability of nitrogen and other essential plant nutrients. Sections include how to solarize soil, plastic sheeting, results of solarization, factors that limit the effectiveness of solarization, combine solarization with other methods and the economics of solarization.

Call Number: 60.73 SOI
Subjects: Pest control , Soil management

Title: Soil-related problems of vegetable crop production
Contributors: Arthur Bufogle, Jr. ... [et. al.]
Published: Crystal Springs, MS : Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station, Mississippi State University , Feb., 1999

Summary: The research reports contained herein discuss organic controls for purple nutsedge, the use of corn gluten meal in the control of purple and yellow nutsedge, nutsedge eradication by frequent tillage treatments, the use of nitrogen fertilizer in conjunction with black polyethylene mulch, liming materials, manganese toxicity in watermelon, and organic fertility of tomato transplant production.

Call Number: 62.107 SOI
Subjects: Crop production , Nitrogen , Organic crop production materials , Organic farming , Soil management , Weed management

Title: Whole farm nutrient management planning workbook
Author: Richard Proost
Second Author: Scott Sturgul
Published: [Madison], WI : The Nutrient and Pest Management Program, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Summary: This workbook includes a case study of an integrated dairy operation wherein the objective is to develop a nutrient management program. Accompanying the workbook is a publication, A Step-by-step Guide to Nutrient Management, by Richard P. Wolkowski.

Call Number: 27.4 PRO
Subjects: Soil management , Soil testing


Title: Alive and well : sustainable soil management
Contributors: Produced by Oleg Harencer, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Published: Davis, CA : University of California-Davis , c1992

Publishers Number: 92-D
Call Number: 27 ALI
Subjects: Soil conservation , Soil management

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

Call Number: 27.3 FIR
Subjects: Soil management

Title: Introduction to organic farming
Published: St. Paul, MN : Cooperative Development Services , c2001

Summary: This video is designed to be used in conjunction with a curriculum booklet, Organic production and marketing curriculum, which includes the defintion of organic farming, soil tilth and soil management, crop management, livestock marketing, and certification for Minnesota.

Call Number: 53 INT
Subjects: Crop production , Livestock , Marketing , Organic farming , Soil management

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

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