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Biocharculture Biochar for Environment and Development
Price: Free! Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Biochar research inspired the development of a revolutionary technology that can have a tremendous impact on agriculture, water, habitats, energy, health, sanitation, livelihoods, environment, and carbon sequestration. This book contributes to the understanding of biochar as a resource. Biochar is charcoal that is used for other purposes than heating.
World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014: International Soil Classification System for Naming Soils and Creating Legends for Soil Maps – Updated 2015
Price: Free! Words: 62,690. Language: Simple English. Published: March 26, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This publication is a revised and updated version of World Soil Resources Reports No. 84 and 103 and presents the international soil classification system.
Seeds and Planting Material Production (Sinhala)
Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: Sinhalese. Published: January 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
A simplified technical guide for seed and planting material production on paddy, vegetables and fruits for farmers and agricultural students. It explains agronomic practices, seeds production methods, seed certification standards, marketing and legal frame work in Sri Lanka.
Processing of Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables: A Technical Guide
Price: Free! Words: 24,950. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Methods / Professional, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This technical guide reviews the critical issues that must be addressed for fresh-cut produce to meet consumer demand for convenience, quality and safety. A case study on fresh-cut processing in Thailand is included. The guide should be of practical value to small processors, trainers and extension workers and individuals engaged in production of fresh-cut tropical produce for sale.
Soil Organic Carbon Mapping Cookbook: 2nd Edition
Price: Free! Words: 41,990. Language: Simple English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
The Soil Organic Carbon Mapping cookbook provides a step-by-step guidance for developing 1 km grids for soil carbon stocks. It includes the preparation of local soil data, the compilation and pre-processing of ancillary spatial data sets, upscaling methodologies, and uncertainty assessments.
How-To Home Soil Tests: 19 DIY Tests and Activities for Learning More About Your Soil
Series: The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos from 5 Acres & A Dream. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Home schooling
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Offers simple at-home tests for soil texture, stability, pH, drainage, and earthworm counts. Learn how to make your own pH paper, read soil colors, and what your plants can tell you about your soil. Includes charts, tables, glossary, further resources, and why all soil lab test results are not the same. A good resource for gardeners, homesteaders, homeschoolers, and budding soil scientists.
After a Wildfire: Checklist of Considerations for Post-Fire Management
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature
All may appear lost, but with time and rain, pastures burned by recent wildfires will come back stronger if cattle are not restocked too early. The loss of standing vegetation affects not only the availability of feed for livestock, but also feed and cover, including nesting habitat for wildlife. This eBook is a checklist of considerations for post-fire management.
Protection of Rangeland and Pastures from Wildfire
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
Grazing lands are subject to wildfire because of an abundance of fine fuel (grass), frequent dry conditions, and proximity to an ignition source -usually a road or highway. Due to the risk of Wildfire, rangelands and pastures must be protected from accidental fires and/or those that are intentionally set. Firebreaks are a necessary and useful tool in this regard.
Hurricane Preparedness for Livestock Producers
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
With the right preparation you can protect your livestock from injury should a hurricane occur. This eBook briefly covers vaccinations, barn preparation, livestock evacuations, feed, hay and water storage.
The Miracle in the Seed
Price: Free! Words: 25,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018 by Global Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Everyone knows what seeds look like, and know that all plants germinate from seeds. but few stop to wonder how it is that such a variety of plants, many very different from one another, can come from something that resembles a smooth chunk of wood or how seeds can contain all the information relating to these plants’ characteristics and how this information is individually coded.
Crop Ecology, Cultivation and Uses of Cactus Pear
Price: Free! Words: 127,050. Language: Simple English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world must meet today and in the future. Prolonged droughts and desertification are among the issues faced by many countries, especially in Africa and Asia, where the rural poor and smallholders are most heavily affected.
Care and Treatment of Livestock After a Hurricane
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
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Hurricanes can put livestock in immediate danger of drowning from flooding caused by heavy rains or storm surges in low-lying areas. In addition, flying debris or collapsing buildings can injure animals. These recommendations are just a partial list of actions that livestock owners should be aware of in a post-hurricane event and do not cover several species-specific concerns.
Traditional Agronomic Practices for Typical Land Classes Context of Climate Variability
Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Meteorology & Climate, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Traditional Agronomic Practices for Typical Land Classes in the Context of Climate Variability. Situational analysis over a period of time in the two villages in the semi-arid drought-prone area in southern India.
How to Resolve the Stubble Burning Pollution Challenge
Price: Free! Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
Stubble burning is one of the causes of air pollution. As part of biomass management, the farmers are burning the crop residue in the fields. The emissions are a concern to the cities in the vicinity that is worsening the air quality of the already highly polluted cities. There are umpteen solutions to address the stubble burning pollution challenge in this book.
Factory Farming and Animal Liberation: The New Zealand Experience
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,490. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This book describes the shocking ways factory farmed animals are treated in New Zealand, the lengths industry and government will go to maintain the status quo, and effective ways to make a difference for animals as individuals and as a society. The issues raised about exploitation, political influence and effective activism can be applied to many situations worldwide.
Good Emergency Management Practice: The Essentials
Price: Free! Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This manual sets out in a systematic way the elements required to achieve an appropriate level of preparedness for any disease emergency in animals. In particular, this manual focuses on the control of transboundary animal diseases. Some of the principles presented may also be helpful in preparing for food safety, zoonotic and even non-infectious disease emergencies.
IPPC Guide to Pest Risk Communication: A Guide for National Plant Protection Organizations on Communicating with Stakeholders About Pest Risks
Price: Free! Words: 20,560. Language: Simple English. Published: June 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) aims to secure coordinated, effective action to prevent and to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products.
Trends and Impacts of Foreign Investment in Developing Country Agriculture: Evidence From Case Studies
Price: Free! Words: 169,220. Language: Simple English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
This publication summarizes the results of this research, in particular through the presentation of case studies on policies to attract foreign investment in agriculture and their impacts on national economic development in selected countries in Africa, Asian and Latin America.
Farmers' Rights
Price: Free! Words: 35,410. Language: Simple English. Published: February 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Agriculture & food, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
For thousands of years farmers all over the world have domesticated plants, developed new breeds, saved seeds and planting material for the following season, and exchanged seeds and plants with their neighbours and other farmers.
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES MANAGEMENT FOR TOMATO AND POTATO
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Agricultural science
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It contains mineral disorders caused by macro and micro nutrients for tomato and potato. For each of the macro and micro nutrients their importance, symptomatology and control are discussed. Preventive measures have been developed for tomato and potato nutrient disorders. I hope that this book will serve a useful purpose for both the scientific community and the layman.