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Building Your Permaculture Property

by Michelle Avis, Rob Avis, Takota Coen & Geoff Lawton

The best person to design the property of your dreams is you. This book gives you the tools to succeed.

Building Your Permaculture Property offers a revolutionary holistic method to overcome overwhelm in the...


Pawpaws

by Blake Cothron

Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business

Pawpaws is the first in-depth guide to small-scale commercial cultivation of pawpaws. Also known as Indiana bananas or hipster bananas, this almost...


Instant Insights: Environmental impact of livestock production

by Taro Takahashi, Graham A. McAuliffe, Michael R. F. Lee & Julie Wolf et al.

This collection features five peer-reviewed literature reviews on the environmental impact of livestock production.

The first chapter discusses life cycle assessment (LCA) and its role in evaluating the environmental...


Instant Insights: Fruit losses and waste

by Elhadi M. Yahia, Jorge Fonseca, Peter Toivonen & Chris Watkins et al.

This specially curated collection features five reviews of current and key research on fruit losses and waste.

The first chapter reviews the magnitude of losses and waste of fruit and vegetables as well as key...


Instant Insights: Mastitis in dairy cattle

by P. Moroni, F. Welcome, M. F. Addis & John Cole et al.

This specially curated collection features four reviews of current and key research on mastitis in dairy cattle.

The first chapter reviews the indicators of mastitis and the contagious and environmental pathogens...


Instant Insights: Nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables

by Federica Blando, Miriana Durante, B. Dave Oomah & Laurent Urban et al.

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables.

The first chapter provides a brief description of the chemistry of bioactive compounds...


Instant Insights: Nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables

by Federica Blando, Miriana Durante, B. Dave Oomah & Laurent Urban et al.

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on nutraceuticals in fruit and vegetables.

The first chapter provides a brief description of the chemistry of bioactive compounds...


Instant Insights: Metabolic disorders in dairy cattle

by Gregory B. Penner, Christina Welch, James E. Wells & Todd Callaway et al.

This specially curated collection features four reviews of current and key research on metabolic disorders in dairy cattle.

The first chapter reviews the prevalence, etiology and effects of ruminal acidosis,...


Instant Insights: Metabolic disorders in dairy cattle

by Gregory B. Penner, Christina Welch, James E. Wells & Todd Callaway et al.

This specially curated collection features four reviews of current and key research on metabolic disorders in dairy cattle.

The first chapter reviews the prevalence, etiology and effects of ruminal acidosis,...


Instant Insights: Vertical farming in horticulture

by Dickson Despommier, Elisa Appolloni, Francesco Orsini & Giorgio Gianquinto et al.

This specially curated collection features five reviews of current and key research on vertical farming in horticulture.

The first chapter describes and evaluates technologies and methods for growing edible plants...


Instant Insights: Climate change, insect pests and invasive species

by Kayode David Ileke, Luke Chinaru Nwosu, Maduamaka Cyriacus Abajue & Sanford D. Eigenbrode et al.

This specially curated collection features three reviews of current and key research on climate change, insect pests and invasive species.

The first chapter reviews the impact of climate change on insect pests...


Instant Insights: Heat stress in dairy cattle

by Thuy T. T. Nguyen, D. R. Kugonza, Jennie E. Pryce & Yvette de Haas et al.

This specially curated collection features four reviews of current and key research on heat stress in dairy cattle.

The first chapter outlines technologies to breed for more heat tolerant dairy cattle, exploiting...


Bee-Keeping For Beginners And Others

by E. L. B. James

This antique text contains a detailed guide to bee-keeping, and will appeal to the more advanced beekeeper as well as to the novice. This book is divided into three parts: the first guides the novice from the...


Instant Insights: Climate change, insect pests and invasive species

by Kayode David Ileke, Luke Chinaru Nwosu & Maduamaka Cyriacus Abajue

This chapter reviews the impact of climate change on insect pests, agricultural productivity and food security. Increased temperatures, elevated levels of carbon dioxide and fluctuations in precipitation pattern...


Instant Insights: Fusarium in cereals

by Edward C. Rojas, Aziz Karakaya, Hermann Buerstmayr & Volker Mohler et al.

This specially curated collection features four reviews of current and key research on fusarium in cereal crops.

The first chapter describes how progress can be built over current agricultural practices in integrated...


The Chinese Greenhouse

by Dan Chiras

Grow vegetables year-round in a greenhouse powered only by solar energy

Originally developed in China to feed millions, Chinese greenhouses are earth-sheltered, solar-heated, east-west oriented, intelligently...


Instant Insights: Sweetpotato

by Michael Jackson, Genoveva Rossel, P. Zhang & Weijuan Fan et al.

This specially formulated collection features 3 reviews of current topics and key research in sweetpotato.

The first chapter examines the origin and dispersal of sweetpotato, considers in vitro germplasm storage...


The Fight Against Food Shortages and Surpluses

by John McClintock

The price of food commodities - such as wheat, corn and rice - is unstable. It can suddenly shoot up, making food unaffordable for millions of people around the world, bringing hunger and famine. A shortage...


The Reindeer Chronicles

by Judith D. Schwartz

"Compelling, Fascinating, sometimes unexpectedly moving, this vitally important book is, above all, a springboard for hope and transformation."?Isabella Tree

"A lucid and compelling look at the global movement...


The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden Amendments

by Nigel Palmer & John Kempf

Revitalize your garden?and go beyond compost?by making your own biologically diverse inoculants and mineral-rich amendments using leaf mold, weeds, eggshells, bones, and other materials available for little...