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BOOKS

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 2, Subject series, Part 1 : agricultural atlas of the United States
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service , 1999

Summary: Herein are maps displaying a variety of agricultural data, including farms by value of sales, farms by size, market value of products sold, farm income and direct sales to consumers, farm production expenses, hired farm labor, land use, irrigated land, value of land and buildings, machinery and equipment, chemicals used, tenure and characteristics of farm operators, types of farm organization, crops, fruits, nuts, nursery crops, and vegetables harvested, and livestock and poultry production.

Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Crop production , Family farms , Farm income , Farm labor , Farmers , Incorporated farms , Livestock , Poultry , Sales

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 1, Geographic area series, Part 25 : Missouri state and county data
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA , 1999

Summary: The publication is divided in two parts-- for tables of statewide data and for tables of data broken down by Missouri county. The data cover farm expenses, market value of farm products sold, net return from various sources of farm income, farm labor, farms, value of farms, land in farms, harvested crops, machinery and equipment, topics related to livestock, field, orchard and nursery crops, and farmer demographics.

Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Crop production , Farm income , Farm labor , Farmers , Land use , Livestock , Poultry

Title: 2001 organic farm management handbook
Contributors: Edited by Nic Lampkin and Mark Measures
Published: Aberystwyth, Wales : Organic Farming Research Unit, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales ; Hampstead Marshall, Berkshire, England : Organic Advisory Service, Elm Farm Research Centre , 2001 4th ed.

Summary: This handbook, produced in the United Kingdom, provides business management information for farmers and others concerned with the management of organic farms. There are chapters on marketing, certification, conversion to organic farming, crop production, arable crop gross margins, livestock production, whole farm performance, environmental management and information resources.

ISBN: 1872064329
Call Number: 53 TWO
Subjects: Agricultural ecology , Alternative field crops , Cover crops and green manure crops , Crop production , Economic forecasting , Farm management and decision making , Forage crops , Livestock , Organic certification , Organic farming , Vegetables

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 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 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: 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: Farming practices for a sustainable agriculture in North Dakota
Contributors: S.A. Clancy ... [et. al.]
Published: Carrington, ND : North Dakota State University, Carrington Research Extension Center , 1993

Summary: This study was undertaken during the 1990 and 1991 crop seasons to compare what were deemed the most successful alternative farming practices in North Dakota. The conclusions suggest that yields of farms employing alternative practices (crop rotation, minimum tillage) were similar to or greater than yields of farms employing conventional practices, and that prevalent farming practices can be further improved for environmental quality and energy efficiency with no loss of crop yield.

Call Number: 50.9 FAR
Subjects: Crop production , Sustainable agriculture

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: 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: Managing production and marketing systems
Author: Kenneth H. Thomas
Published: Ames, IA : Midwest Plan Service , July 2000
Series: Business management for farmers Part 3

Summary: Chapter 1 introduces some economic fundamentals and related planning tools, including cost and production relationships and budgeting. Subsequent chapters focus on the management of cropping and livestock enterprises. The last chapter focuses on the evaluation and/or development of production contractual arrangements.

Call Number: 82 THO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Financial analysis , Livestock , Management

Title: Metrofarm : the guide to growing for big profit on a small parcel of land
Author: Michael Olson
Published: Santa Cruz, CA : TS Books , 1994

Summary: Given that small farming operations located in or near cities can be very profitable this book presents the technologies used by space-intensive farmers from around the world, and includes chapter length conversations with successful metrofarmers. Topics include understanding agriculture and agribusiness, developing a metrofarm strategy, surveying the market, evaluating and controlling land, selecting crops, organizing a business, establishing production, and marketing.

ISBN: 0963787608
Call Number: 57 OLS
Subjects: Agribusiness , Alternative enterprises , Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Land use , Market surveys , Marketing , Marketing direct to consumers , New businesses planning , Small farms

Title: Midwest vegetable production guide '99 for commercial growers
Contributors: Rick Foster ... [et. al]
Published: West Lafayette, IN : Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service , 1998?

Summary: The guide includes a variety of topics, including pollination, pest, disease and weed management, labor law and worker safety information, liming, plastic mulch, and soil sampling, and recommendations (varieties, planting and care advice, fertilizing, pest control methods, and harvesting) for nearly forty vegetable crops.

Call Number: 62.08 MID
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Pesticides , Vegetables

Title: Midwest vegetable production guide for commercial growers 1996
Contributors: Rick Foster ... [et. al.]
Published: Columbia , MO : Cooperative Extension Service, University of Missouri and Lincoln University , December, 1995

Summary: The guide includes a variety of topics, including pollination, pest, disease and weed management, labor law and worker safety information, liming, plastic mulch, and soil sampling, and recommendations (varieties, planting and care advice, fertilizing, pest control methods, and harvesting) for nearly forty vegetable crops.

Call Number: 62.08 MID
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Pesticides , Vegetables

Title: Midwest vegetable production guide for commercial growers 2002
Contributors: Rick Foster ... [et. al.]
Published: Columbia, MO : University of Missouri System Extension Service ; Lincoln University , 2002

Summary: This edition of the Guide includes new or revised sections on nematodes and chemigation, sections on pumpkin, tomato, and sweet corn varieties, updates in management of pests, weeds, and diseases as well as recommendations for a variety of vegetable crops.

Call Number: 62.08 MID
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Pesticides , Plant diseases , Vegetables , Weed management

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: 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: 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 : 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
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: 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

BOOKLETS

Title: The economics of organic grain and soybean production in the Midwestern United States
Author: Rick Welsh
Published: Greenbelt, MD : Henry A. Wallace Institute for Alternative Agriculture , 1999

Summary: This report reviews past and current research on the conditions under which growing organic crops is profitable, as well as the studies that have compared organic grain and soybean production with conventional production. Drawing on a variety of sources, this report aims to provide a summary and assessment of the "best science" available on this topic.

ISBN: 1893182207
Call Number: 63.3 WEL
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Crop production , Grains , Organic farming , Soybeans

Title: The profitability of four sustainable farms in Minnesota
Contributors: Charlene Chan-Muehlbauer, Douglas Gunnink, Jodi Dansingburg
Published: Marine on St. Croix, MN : Land Stewardship Project , 1994

Summary: The farms profiled for these case-studies are operated with different philosophies and approaches and all have developed operations that do not rely on purchased inputs such as chemical soluble fertilizers. Each farm (three raise field crops, three have dairy operations, one has diversified livestock) is managed as a whole, integrated operation in which soil, crops and livestock are interdependent. The farms earn above average income by minimizing production costs, focusing on increasing profits instead of increasing yields and learning from natural systems. The second printing, Nov. 1994, has an expanded introduction and includes the phrase "An agriculture that makes sense" at head of title.

Call Number: 50.9 PRO
Subjects: Alternative field crops , Crop production , Dairy production , Livestock , Sustainable agriculture

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: West Tennessee farmers' use of no-till planting
Author: Frank O. Leuthold
Second Author: Cindy Hart
Published: Knoxville , TN : University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station , 1988
Series: Bulletin no. 660

Summary: The objective of this article is to examine and analyze survey data collected from a sample of West Tennessee farmers on the level of no-till use and factors associated with use and nonuse of no-till planting.

Call Number: 51.1 LEU
Subjects: Crop production , Soil conservation

VIDEOS

Title: Controlled rotational cover cropping in the bio-extensive market garden : a slide presentation by Anne and Eric Nordell at the 1996 P.A.S.A. Conference
Published: [Millheim, PA : Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture?] , 1996

Call Number: 62.1 CON
Subjects: Cover crops and green manure crops , Crop production , Herb gardening , Market gardening , Vegetables

Title: Crossroads in sustainable agriculture : the Perkins farm : switching gears
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota , c1994

Summary: A farm family practicing reduced tillage, evaluates switching to an even more sustainable crop production system and changing the farm machinery to do it while weighing quality of life issues and looking to the future. Designed to stimulate discussion on farm decision making.

Call Number: 82 CRO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Quality of life , Sustainable agriculture

Title: Crossroads in sustainable agriculture : The Vanderpol farm : is the green dream worth it?
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota , c1994

Summary: A farm family evaluates switching to ridge tilling. The details of ridge tilling are summarized in this five minute video segment. Designed to stimulate discussion on farm decision making.

Call Number: 51.7 CRO
Subjects: Crop production , Farm management and decision making , Farm profiles, demonstration farms , Soil conservation , Sustainable agriculture

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

Call Number: 60.73 FIR
Subjects: Crop production , Pest control , Reduced chemical inputs , Weed management

Title: Growing for restaurants : with Steve Gilman
Published: Barre, MA : Northeast Organic Farming Association , c1991

Publishers Number: 9115
Call Number: 85.6 GRO
Subjects: Crop production , Marketing to institutions

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: Ways to grow : alternatives for small farmers : intensive growing techniques for small farmers
Published: Greensboro, NC : North Carolina A & T State University, Cooperative Extension Program , c1993

Call Number: 60.3 WAY
Subjects: Crop production , Drip Irrigation , Mulches , Raised beds , Season extenders , Vegetables, transplants

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1998 Eco-Ag/East Conference : modern yields from eco-farming methods
Author: Klaas Martens
Second Author: Mary-Howell Martens
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres U.S.A. , 1998

Publishers Number: no. 2204
Call Number: 60.8 MAR
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Crop production

Title: 1999 Acres U.S.A. Conference : small-scale grain production
Author: Eugene Canales
Published: Austin, TX : Acres, U.S.A. , 1999

Publishers Number: 2353
Call Number: 63.3 CAN
Subjects: Crop production , Grains

CD ROMS

Title: 1997 census of agricultureVolume 1 : geographic area series
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA , 1999

Summary: The census of agriculture is conducted every five years and is a major source of information about production agriculture in the U.S., including data on the numbers of farms, land in farms, land use, irrigation, crops, livestock, poultry, value of farm products sold, production expenses and operator characteristics. The contents of these CD-ROMs correspond to printed reports part 1 through 51 with limited state level data for prior years.

Publishers Number: 1A, 1B, 1C
Call Number: 50 NIN
Subjects: Agribusiness , Crop production , Economic forecasting , Farm labor , Farm management and decision making , Farmers , Irrigation , Land use , Livestock , Poultry , Sales


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