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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 British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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Organic Agriculture

Organic Agriculture

A Global Perspective

  • Author: Acram Taji,John Reganold
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643099395
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 480
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With global revenue surpassing twenty-five billion dollars annually, organic agriculture is a highly visible and rapidly growing component of agricultural production. In Organic Agriculture: A Global Perspective, Paul Kristiansen, Acram Taji, and John Reganold, and their international group of contributors scientifically review key aspects of organic agriculture. At the intersection of research, education, and practice, the contributors look at the organic agricultural movement’s successes and limitations. The first half of this book critically evaluates the agricultural production of both plants and livestock in organic farming systems. All major aspects of organic agriculture are explored, including historical background and underlying principles, soil-fertility management, crop and animal production, breeding strategies, and crop protection. This global and comprehensive overview also addresses the economic, social, and political aspects of organic farming. These include economics and marketing; standards and certification; environmental impacts and social responsibility; and research, education, and extension. The book is a unique and timely science-based international work documenting current practices in organic agriculture and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. For more than two decades, research into organic methods by mainstream scientists has generated a large body of information that can now be integrated and used for assessing the actual impacts of organic farming in a wide range of disciplines. The knowledge of selected international experts has been combined in one volume, providing a comprehensive review of organic farming globally. Researchers, teachers, extensionists, students, primary producers and others around the world who are interested in sustainable agriculture will find this book to be a valuable and reliable resource.

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)

Bibliography of Agriculture

Bibliography of Agriculture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: N.A
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