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Organic Farming

Author : Peter V. Fossel
ISBN : 9780760345719
Genre : Gardening
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Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive, and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce. If you're thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you're in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does the number of organic producers: in the past two decades, the number of organic farms and businesses has more than tripled. And whether you're growing crops or raising animals, you'll need some helpful advice as you get started. Organic Farming can help--its pages are full of inspiring and educational wisdom from author Peter V. Fossel, who has farmed organically for more than 25 years. Find out how to farm without pesticides, how to find your way through the rules and regulations surrounding organic certification, and how to develop a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations that focus on organic farming, including state standards. Organic Farming is the ideal practical handbook to fulfilling your dreams. Don't miss out on the book Mother Earth News named a Recommended Product for Wiser Living!
Category: Gardening

The Organic Farming Manual

Author : Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN : 9781603424790
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Providing expert tips on tending the land, caring for animals, and necessary equipment, Ann Larkin Hansen also covers the intricate process of acquiring organic certification and other business considerations important to a profitable operation. Discover the rewarding satisfaction of running a successful and sustainable organic farm.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Complete Book On Organic Farming And Production Of Organic Compost

Author : NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers
ISBN : 9788178331157
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India is an agro based country. It ranks 2nd in agricultural products manufacturing in the world. So organic farming plays an important role in agro field. India has many natural resources of various organic compounds and so it is an excellent opportunity to produce sufficient quantity of organic foods to meet the global demand. There is a bright future for organic farming to export its quality product. Organic farming is a form of agriculture that excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock feed additives, and genetically modified organisms. This type of farming is not new to Indian farming community. Several forms of organic farming are being successfully practiced in diverse climate, particularly in rain fed, tribal, mountains and hill areas of the country. The popularity of organic farming is gradually increasing and now organic agriculture is practiced in almost all countries of the world, and its share of agricultural land and farms is growing. The present book contains the organic farming management, production and uses of various organic compounds, which are well known and also for agriculture for their worldwide use. Compost serves as a growing medium, or a porous, absorbent material that holds moisture and soluble minerals, providing the support and nutrients in which most plants will flourish. Use of organic manure is extremely essential for better crop productivity and maintaining the fertility of soil to ensure sustainable production. This book basically deals with Indian agriculture before the green revolution, characteristics of sustainable agriculture, essential characteristics of organic farming, objectives of organic and conventional farming, livestock and human wastes, organic farming in rice, important regulations for organic farming, production of organic compost, effect of organic fertilizers in pongamia pinnata, significance of azospirillum and pseudomontas on growth of elucine crocana, chemical composition of banana, effect of azospirillum and phosphate solubilizing culture on quality of sugarcane, industrial wastes as sources of plant nutrients, role of organic fertilizer in upland crop production etc. The book provides you with comprehensive information on organic farming and related methods of farming. The book aims to provide you with many other profitable information about the method of obtaining sustainable agricultural and organic farming.

Organic Farming Act Of 1982

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy
ISBN : MINN:319510030645029
Genre : Organic farming
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Organic Farming An Introduction

Author : Jennifer Laffan
ISBN : 9781742561868
Genre : Reference
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There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. Includes sections on composting, earthworms, managing pests and diseases, converting to organics and certification. Other titles in this series: Organic Farming: Crops, Fruits and Vegetables Organic Farming: Livestock Table of Contents: Introduction to organic farming Converting to organics Soil fertility Composting Earthworms Compost worms Certification Glossary Useful contacts.
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Organic Farming

Author : William Lockeretz
ISBN : 9781845932893
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book discusses organic farming with regards to the origins and principles, policies and markets, organizations and institutions, and future concepts.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Science And Technology Of Organic Farming

Author : Allen V. Barker
ISBN : 9781439882139
Genre : Science
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Winner of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2011!Organic farming is not only a philosophy, but also a well-researched science that combines soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, and other biological and environmental sciences. Science and Technology of Organic Farming is a concise, readily applicable resource for understanding th
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21st Century Homestead Organic Farming

Author : Lamont Fedigan
ISBN : 9781312937536
Genre : House & Home
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21st Century Homestead: Organic Farming contains everything you need to stay up to date on organic farming.
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Farmers Of Forty Centuries

Author : F. H. King
ISBN : 9780486315621
Genre : Gardening
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Intriguing glimpses of early 20th century Asian farmers' utilization of waste; methods of irrigation, reforestation, and land reclamation; topics related to waste-free methods of cultivation; plus customs of the common people. 249 illustrations.
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Principles Of Organic Farming Textbook

Author : P. L. Maliwal
ISBN : 9789389184518
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book “Principles of Organic Farming: Textbook” has been designed to fulfill the requirement of undergraduate students of agriculture faculty considering the syllabus of 5th Dean's committee of ICAR. This book makes an attempt to present the available information on organic agriculture in a very simple and lucid language based on the experience of the author. The book contains chapters on an introduction to organic farming, promotion of organic agriculture in India, organic ecosystems and their concepts, organic nutrients resources and their management, insect pests and disease management in organic farming, weed management in organic farming, organic crop production, certification process and standards of organic farming in India, processing and labelling of organic produce, economic viability of organic farming, marketing and export potential of organic products.
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Organic Farming

Author : Munish Kumar Verma
ISBN : 9789388660594
Genre : Art
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Organic farming system in India is not new; it has been practiced for thousands of years. In the traditional organic-based food production system, the entire agriculture was practiced using organic techniques, where the pesticides, fertilizers, etc., were obtained from plant and animal products. In this book provides information on different aspects of organic production. This book focuses on modern methods of organic production, Principles, Importance, Soil fertility management, Nutrient management in, Weed management, Plant protection, Quality Control, Standards, Certification and SWOT Analysis f Organic Farming. We hope this information will be helpful to growers, whether beginners or more experienced farmers, extension workers and agricultural teachers.
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Organic Farming

Author : Charles A. Francis
ISBN : 0891181733
Genre : Science
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This book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. the discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.--COVER.
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Integrated Organic Farming Handbook

Author : Dr. H. Panda
ISBN : 9788178331522
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Organic agriculture has grown out of the conscious efforts by inspired people to create the best possible relationship between the earth and men. After almost a century of neglect, organic agriculture is now finding place in the mainstream of development and shows great promise commercially, socially and environmentally. Integrated organic farming is a commonly and broadly used word to explain a more integrated approach to farming as compared to existing monoculture approaches. It refers to agricultural systems that integrate livestock and crop production and may sometimes be known as Integrated Bio systems. It denotes a holistic system of farming which optimizes productivity in a sustainable manner through creation of interdependent agri-eco systems where annual crop plants (e.g. wheat), perennial trees (e.g. horticulture) and animals (including fishes where relevant) are integrated on a given field or property .This concept of organic farming is based on following principles: 1. Nature is the best role model for farming, since it does not use any inputs nor demand unreasonable quantities of water.2. The entire system is based on intimate understanding of nature's ways of replenishment. The system does not believe in mining of the soil of its nutrients and do not degrade it in any way. 3. The soil in this system is considered as a living entity 4. The soil's living population of microbes and other organisms are significant contributors to its fertility on a sustained basis and must be protected and nurtured, at all cost. 5. The total environment of the soil, from soil structure to soil cover is more important and must be preserved. Integrated Organic farming is a method of farming system, which primarily aims at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, so as to keep the soil alive and in good health. It is the use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials, mostly produced insitu- along with beneficial microbes (bio fertilizers) to release nutrients to crops, which connotes the ‘organic’ nature of organic farming. It is also termed as organic agriculture. In the Indian context it is also termed as ‘Javik Krishi’. We have compiled all the relevant information regarding integrated organic farming in this book. This is first book of its kind which contains reliable details related to organic farming, green manuring, biological nitrogen fixation, uses of vermiculture bio-tech, organic fertilizers for flooded rice ecosystem, biological pest management, press mud as plant growth promoters, bio fertilizer for multipurpose tree species, rice- fish integration, response of crops to organic fertilizer and many more. The book is very useful for farmers, agriculture, universities, consultants and research scholars.

All The Dirt

Author : Rachel Fisher
ISBN : 9781927129128
Genre : Gardening
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This is the inspiring story of three friends who followed their dreams to become successful business partners as organic farmers.
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Organic Farming

Author : Nicolas Lampkin
ISBN : WISC:89046265930
Genre : Agricultural ecology
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Organic Farming covers the principles of organic farming and the scientific base for them, making it clear that organic farming aims to rely primarily on biological processes and an understanding of ecological interactions.
Category: Agricultural ecology

Farming On The Wild Side

Author : Nancy J. Hayden
ISBN : 9781603588287
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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One farm's decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture--and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health Northern Vermont's Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse-powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced apples, pears, stone fruits, and a wide variety of uncommon berry crops; turned much of their property into a semi-wild state; and adapted their marketing and sales strategies to the new century. As the Haydens pursued their goals of enhancing biodiversity and regenerating their land, they incorporated agroforestry and permaculture principles into perennial fruit polycultures, a pollinator sanctuary, repurposed greenhouses for growing fruit, hügelkultur, and ecological "pest" management. Beyond the practical techniques and tips, this book also inspires readers to develop greater ecological literacy and respect for the mysteries of the global ecosystem. Farming on the Wild Side tells a story about new ways to manage small farms and homesteads, about nurturing land, about ecology, about economics, and about things that we can all do to heal both the land and ourselves.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Biofertilizers Organic Farming

Author : Himadri Panda
ISBN : 8189729209
Genre : Biofertilizers
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Increasing Population Levels On A Near Stabilized Agricultural Land Places A Heavy Burden On The Soil Source Particularly Its Nutrient Supplying Power. Chemical Fertilizers Have Come To Increase The Output Of Agricultural Product And To Meet Ever Increasing Demand Of Human Population. The Problem Is Further Compounded In Several Areas Due To Excessive Use Of Chemical Fertilizers Which Resulted Into Considerable Deterioration In The Quality Of Indigenous Soil. Intensive Agriculture With The Use Of Chemical Fertilizers In Large Amount Has, No Doubt, Resulted In Manifold Increase In The Productivity Of Farm Commodities But The Adverse Effect Of These Chemicals Are Clearly Visible On Soil Structure, Microflora, Quality Of Water, Food And Fodder. Organic Farming Has Emerged As The Only Answer To Bring Sustainability To Agriculture And Environment. Organic Farming Is A Farming Integration Of Biological, Cultural And Natural Inputs Including Integrated Diseases And Pest Management Practices. Integrated Plant Nutrition Can Be Best If It Is Practised On Scientific Facts, Local Conditions And Microeconmics. We Hope This Publication Will Create A Balanced, Objective And Science Based Appreciation For Meeting The Nutrient Needs Of Agriculture. This Book Has Been Written For Agricultural Planners, Soil Scientists, Biologists, Microbiologists, Students, Teachers, Fertilizer Industry, Personnel Research And Development Units, Organisation Engaged In Biofertilizer Production, Training Centres, All Those Interested In The Efficient Use And Recycling Of Wastes, Resource Management And Sustainable Farming. Contents Chapter 1: Integrated Plant Nutrition Systems; Chapter 2: Organic Manures: Their Nature And Characteristics; Chapter 3: Livestock And Human Wastes: Characteristics And Value; Chapter 4: Potential Of Organic Materials And Plant Nutrients; Chapter 5: Preparation, Processing And Preservation Of Organic Manures; Chapter 6: Biogas Potential From Livestock Wastes And Human Excreta; Chapter 7: Response Of Crops To Organic Manures; Chapter 8: Response Of Crops To Oragnic Materials In Salt Affected Soils; Chapter 9: Nitrogen Fixation; Chapter 10: Mycorrhizae In Agriculture; Chapter 11: Fertilizers With Organics And Biofertilizers; Chapter 12: Bulky Organic Manures And Crop Residues; Chapter 13: Green Manuring: Nutrient Potentials; Chapter 14: Biological And Industrial Wastes: Source Of Plant Nutrients; Chapter 15: Role Of Biofertilizers In Crop Production; Chapter 16: Biofertilizers For Flooded Rice Ecosystem; Chapter 17: Production, Distribution And Promotion Of Biofertilizers; Chapter 18: Effect Of Biofertilizers On Growth; Chapter 19: Biofertilizer: A Supplementary Nutrient; Chapter 20: Bioinoculation And Biofertilizer On Growth; Chapter 21: Significance And Azospirillum Brassilense And Pseudomonas On Growth; Chapter 22: Application Of Mycorrhizae And Rhizobium On Biomass Production; Chapter 23: Effect Of Vam Fungi On Banana Plants; Chapter 24: Mungbean With Solubizing Bacteria; Chapter 25: Performance Of Azymbiotic Biofertilizers; Chapter 26: Effect Of Azospirillum On Quality Of Sugarcane; Chapter 27: Bioinoculants For Recycling Banana Wastes; Chapter 28: Pressmud As Plant Growth Promoter; Chapter 29: Biofertilizer For Multipurpose; Chapter 30: Tree Legumes Seedlings; Chapter 30: Infectivity On Growth Of Cajanus Cajan; Chapter 32: Saline Soil Tolerance; Chapter 33: Importance Of Vam Mycorrhizae; Chpater 34: Biochemical And Genetic Characterisation Of Mineral Phosphate; Chpater 35: Effect Of Phosphobacterium On Growth; Chapter 36: Effect Of Phosphomicrobes; Chapter 37: Recommendations.
Category: Biofertilizers

Organic Farming

Author : Peter V. Fossel
ISBN : 9781616731847
Genre : Gardening
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Going organic may be a clear way of getting back to basics—and getting away from the havoc chemicals can wreak on our health and our environment—but the basics themselves may not be so clear. How to begin? What kind of fertilizer and feed are allowed? Is there natural pest management? What does certification entail? And is this the way to go? This book covers the basics and then some. Whether you’re thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, whether you’re growing crops or raising animals, you’ll find everything you need to know in these pages—from getting started to developing a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites, and organizations focusing on every aspect of organic farming, including state standards and more information.
Category: Gardening