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Weed Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders

Weed Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders

A Complete Guide

  • Author: Gareth Davies,Becky Turner,Bill Bond
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781861269706
  • Category: Organic farming
  • Page: 270
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This well researched book covers all aspects of organic weed management. It is essential reading, not only for organic farmers, growers, and smallholders, but also for organic advisers and consultants, agricultural students and all those who have an interest in weed management theory and practice in organic farming systems.

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry Including Grassland

  • Author: Steve Finch,Alison Samuel,Gerry P. Lane
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1782423923
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 608
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Increased yields, markets, and profitability have led to changes in crop husbandry. Since its first publication in 1966, revised editions of Lockhart & Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland have upheld and increased the book's good reputation. This ninth edition maintains its status as the standard textbook for many agricultural courses. Part one covers the principles of crop production with chapters concerning plants, climate, soil management, fertilizers, manures, weeds, and diseases threatening farm crops. Part two surveys crop husbandry techniques. Environmental impact has been addressed in greater detail in this edition. This section looks at issues such as sustainable crop management, precision farming, and organic crop husbandry. The way these general techniques apply to individual crops is explained in part three. This part considers a range of cereals, combinable break crops, root crops, industrial crops, and fresh produce crops. Part four looks at the use of grassland and forage crops, with chapters considering arable forage crops, the characteristics of grassland, and the corresponding methods for establishing and improving grassland. This part also includes information regarding equine grassland management and conservation of grass and forage crops. This ninth edition of Lockhart and Wiseman's Crop Husbandry Including Grassland is relevant for students throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. It is a useful reference book for agriculture National Diploma courses, Foundation Degrees, and BSc degrees, and is important for Masters level students entering agriculture from another discipline. The previous edition has been widely expanded and remains the standard text for general agriculture, land management, and agri-business courses Includes new chapters on cropping techniques, integrated crop management and quality assurance, seed production and selection, and the influence of climate Discusses basic conditions for crop growth, how techniques are applied to particular crops, the influence of weather, and the use of grassland

Weed Control

Weed Control

Sustainability, Hazards, and Risks in Cropping Systems Worldwide

  • Author: Nicholas E. Korres,Nilda R. Burgos,Stephen O. Duke
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1498787479
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 664
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In light of public concerns about sustainable food production, the necessity for human and environmental protection, along with the evolution of herbicide resistant weeds, call for a review of current weed control strategies. Sustainable weed control requires an integrated approach based on knowledge of each crop and the weeds that threaten it. This book will be an invaluable source of information for scholars, growers, consultants, researchers and other stakeholders dealing with either arable, row, cash, vegetables, orchards or even grassland-based production systems. The uniqueness of this book comes from the balanced coverage of herbicide effects on humans and environment in relation to best weed control practices of the most important cropping systems worldwide. Furthermore, it amalgamates and discusses the most appropriate, judicious and suitable weed control strategies for a wide range of crops. It reviews the available information and suggests solutions that are not merely feasible but also optimal.

The Biology of Agroecosystems

The Biology of Agroecosystems

  • Author: Nicola Randall,Barbara Smith
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198737521
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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Since the advent of agriculture approximately 12,000 years ago, human activity has created a unique set of ecosystems. However, the recent development of world markets, rapid technological advances, and other changes to farming practices have led to hugely increased pressures on farm habitats and organisms. Global human populations are rising and diets are becoming ever more complicated, leading to unrelenting requirements for increased levels of food production. Natural biotopes are becoming increasingly fragmented as agricultural activities expand around them. "Agroecosystems" now occur from the tropics to subarctic environments and comprise systems as varied as annual crops, perennial grasslands, orchards, and agroforestry systems. They presently cover almost 40% of the terrestrial land surface and significantly shape landscapes at a global scale. This key addition to the OUP Biology of Habitats Series provides a novel perspective on agroecosystems, summarising our current understanding of the basic and applied aspects of these important and complex habitats, whilst focusing on environmental concerns in the context of global change. The Biology of Agroecosystemsis is for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in agroecology, farmland ecology, conservation, and agriculture as well as the many professional ecologists, conservation biologists, and land managers requiring a concise overview of agroecology.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Tools for Organic Farming

Tools for Organic Farming

A Manual of Appropriate Equipment and Treatments

  • Author: George McRobie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agricultural implements
  • Page: 77
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Large-scale capital-intensive farming is being increasingly questioned, in both developed and developing countries. This book lists small-scale and relatively inexpensive tools for organic farmers, wherever they are in the world.

Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics

Natural Crop Protection in the Tropics

Letting Information Come to Life

  • Author: Gabriele Stoll
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783823613176
  • Category: Plants
  • Page: 376
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National Guide to Funding for the Environment and Animal Welfare

National Guide to Funding for the Environment and Animal Welfare

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Endowments
  • Page: 835
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Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture

Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture

A Complete Guide

  • Author: Stella Cubison
  • Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
  • ISBN: 9781847970923
  • Category: Fruit-culture
  • Page: 368
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Fruit production is one of the most challenging areas of organic growing, and those wanting to grow fruit organically have often found it difficult to obtain the necessary technical information. Essential reading for serious gardeners, smallholders, small-scale organic growers and farmers wishing to diversify their crop range, this book covers the organic cultivation of all of the most popular pome and stone fruits, strawberries, cane and bush fruits. A separate wide-ranging chapter, written by Roy Cook, is provided on the important subject of viticulture. For each fruit crop, sound advice and information is provided on the latest suitable varieties and rootstocks, growing systems, pruning and training, crop care, harvesting and storage, and pest and disease management. General aspects of organic production are examined in detail in individual chapters covering organic principles and conversion, soil fertility and crop nutriiton, weed and habitat management, and protected production. The volume also contains an invaluable chapter, which analyses the market for organic fruit, retail opportunities and other important outlets. Written in association with Garden Organic (formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association)

Forest Management and Conservation Agriculture

Forest Management and Conservation Agriculture

Experiences of Smallholder Farmers in the Eastern Region of Paraguay

  • Author: Paul Borsy,Rafael Gadea,Esteban Vera Sosa
  • Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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This book examines in great detail the design and implementation of a rural development project for smallholder farmers in Paraguay. Over a period of seven years, from 2003 to 2010, the project applied the basic concepts of conservation agriculture, forestry and agroforestry benefiting 17 thousand farm families in the Eastern Province of the country. The practices promoted closely paralleled those being recommended for sustainable crop production intensification by FAO which seek to enhance agricultural productivity whilst protecting the natural environment and improving ecosystem services. The book gives a clear-eyed analysis of the lessons learnt and the factors for success and failure and so is an invaluable resource for those contemplating similar projects in the future.