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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...


Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

by Adam Danforth & Temple Grandin

Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher cattle for beef. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions...


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...


Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering

by Adam Danforth & Joel Salatin

Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, and goats. From...


How to Make Maple Syrup: From Gathering Sap to Marketing Your Own Syrup. A Storey Basics® Title

by Steven Anderson & Alison Anderson

Learn how to make your own maple syrup from start to finish. Third-generation syrup makers Alison and Steven Anderson show you how to collect sap using a tree-friendly tubing system and then cook, bottle, and...


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...


The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

by Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson

Thisone-of-a-kind photographic encyclopedia features more than 200 animals and the fibers they produce. It covers almost every sheep breed in the world - from the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom to the...


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...


Technology and Place: Sustainable Architecture and the Blueprint Farm

by Steven A. Moore & Kenneth Frampton

Developing "sustainable" architectural and agricultural technologies was the intent behind Blueprint Farm, an experimental agricultural project designed to benefit farm workers displaced by the industrialization...


Manure Pathogens: Manure Management, Regulations, and Water Quality Protection: Manure Management, Regulation, and Water Quality Protection

by Dwight Bowman

A Complete Guide to Manure Pathogen Management

This comprehensive volume provides in-depth information on the management of potentially harmful pathogens present in the manure of agricultural animals, including...