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An Introduction to Heritage Breeds: Saving and Raising Rare-Breed Livestock and Poultry

by Jeannette Beranger, Alison Martin & D. Phillip Sponenberg

Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and...


Living Farms: Encouraging Sustainable Smallholders in Southern Africa

by Martin Whiteside

Designed as an accessible text on sustainable agriculture, this book contains information on community organization and participation, technologies for sustainability and the wider policy and service environment....


Custodians of the Commons: Pastoral Land Tenure in Africa

by Charles Lane

An examination of the conflicts facing traditional pastoralist societies within the developing nations of Africa. The book explores the forms of traditional land tenure and access to grazing resources, which...


Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 1-Biological Techniques

by Parvaiz Ahmad & Saiema Rasool

Emerging Technologies and Management of Crop Stress Tolerance: Volume 1 - Biological Techniques presents the latest technologies used by scientists for improvement the crop production and explores the various...


The Field Guide to Goats

by Cheryl Kimball

Kept as pets, raised for their milk, meat, or fiber, or prized for their beauty or rarity, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Whether you raise a favored few or a hundred head,...


How To Raise Cattle

by Philip Hasheider

A few head of cattle or a large herd, a small farm or vast ranch, dairy cows or beef: Whatever your circumstances or objective, if you want to raise cattle, this book tells you all you need to know. A primer...


How to Raise Goats

by Carol Amundson

As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect...


How to Raise Pigs

by Philip Hasheider

Pigs were once known as "mortgage lifters," a term that endears them to many small farmers. Whether you want a pig on your property for pleasure or profit, on a small scale or large, this is the book you should...


Making Hay: How to Cut, Dry, Rake, Gather, and Store a Nourishing Crop. A Storey Basics® Title

by Ann Larkin Hansen

Ann Larkin Hansen covers everything you need to know to successfully make your own hay, from cutting, drying, and raking to baling and storing. She also tells you everything you need to know about equipment...


Antioxidants and Functional Components in Aquatic Foods

by Hordur G. Kristinsson

Antioxidants and Functional Components in Aquatic Foods compiles for the first time the past and present research done on pro and antioxidants in aquatic animals. The book addresses an area of extreme importance...


The Global Politics of Pesticides: Forging concensus from conflicting interests

by Peter Hough

The Global Politics of Pesticides explores the varied, and often conflicting, interests involved in the formulation of international policies on chemical pesticide manufacture and use in each of the main areas...


Global Safety of Fresh Produce: A Handbook of Best Practice, Innovative Commercial Solutions and Case Studies

by Jeffrey Hoorfar

Continuing food poisoning outbreaks around the globe have put fresh produce safety at the forefront of food research. Global Safety of Fresh Produce provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of best practice...


Hyperspectral Imaging for Food Quality Analysis and Control

by Da-Wen Sun

Based on the integration of computer vision and spectrscopy techniques, hyperspectral imaging is a novel technology for obtaining both spatial and spectral information on a product. Used for nearly 20 years...


Crop Variety Trials: Data Management and Analysis

by Weikai Yan

Variety trials are an essential step in crop breeding and production. These trials are a significant investment in time and resources and inform numerous decisions from cultivar development to end-use.  Crop...


The Food System

by Geoff Tansey & Anthony Worsley

Food is a massive industry and the many key players involved have very different interests. In wealthy nations those interests can range from corporate survival and maintaining profitability in a market with...


Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity: Lessons from Real-Life Situations

by Jeffrey Hoorfar

The identification and control of food contaminants rely on careful investigation and implementation of appropriate management strategies. Using a wide range of real-life examples, Case studies in food safety...


From the Farm to the Table: What All Americans Need to Know about Agriculture

by Gary Holthaus

In From the Farm to the Table, over forty farm families from America's heartland detail the practices and values that relate to their land, work, and communities. Their stories reveal that those who make their...


Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

by Judy Pangman

Easy-to-care-for, productive, inexpensive, and full of personality, chickens are popping up in backyards throughout the country—in the suburbs, rural towns, and even on city plots. All it takes to keep a small...


Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca

by Roberto J. González

Zapotec farmers in the northern sierra of Oaxaca, Mexico, are highly successful in providing their families with abundant, nutritious food in an ecologically sustainable fashion, although the premises that guide...


Organic Management for the Professional: The Natural Way for Landscape Architects and Contractors, Commercial Growers, Golf Course Managers, Park Admi

by Howard Garrett, John Ferguson & Mike Amaranthus

Can you manage the landscape of a golf course, city park, or corporate campus without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides? Absolutely! Organic landscaping is not only possible on a large scale, but it...