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Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise, 2nd edition, Sustainable Agriculture Network

The second edition of the Sustainable Agriculture Directory of Expertise features over 1,200 individuals and organizations, including 520 new listings in 1994. It is also available on 3.5 inch computer diskettes, MS-DOS compatible. The Directory is a project of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, a coalition of individuals and groups, and is funded through the USDA's Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program. Contact: Sustainable Agriculture Publications, Hills Building, Room 12, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, (802) 656-4656 fax. Price: $14.95 for print or electronic directory. Please make checks or money order payable to Sustainable Agriculture Publications.

 

"Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial Natural Enemies and Their Use in Pest Management," ($11 + $1.25 shipping); "Biological Control of Insect Pests of Cabbage and Other Crucifers," ($8 + $1.25 shipping); and "Direct Marketing of Farm Produce and Home Goods," ($3.50 + $1.05 shipping) are available from Cooperative Extension Publications, Room 245, 30 North Murray Street, Madison, WI 53715; (608) 262-3346.

 

Environmentally Sound Agriculture, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference. 578 pp. 1994. ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659; phone 616-428-6324. $42 softbound.

 

Evaluating the Carbon Sequestration Benefits of Forestry Projects in Developing Countries. By Paul Faeth, Cheryle Cort, and Robert Livernash. 96 pp. 1994. World Resources Institute, 1709 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20006 $14.95 softbound.

 

Soil Ecology. By Ken Killham. 242 pp. 1994. Cambridge University Press, 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211. $64.95 hardbound, $24.95 softbound.

 

Farming near the City, MetroFarm, 576 pages, 1994, by Michael Olson. This book offers farmers a comprehensive guide for how to earn a substantial income on a small parcel of land in a metropolitan area. Available for $29.95 (+shipping and handling) $4.00 per book, from: agAccess, 603 Fourth St., Davis, CA 95616, (916) 756-7188.

 

Sustainability: The Quiet Revolution, a 45 minute educational video (VHS) that government agencies, extension, high school and postsecondary educators can use to promote or stimulate discussion about sustainable agriculture. Produced by the Minnesota Extension Service. To order, send a check or money order for $45.00 payable to University of Minnesota, to: Distribution Center, Room 20, Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Avenue, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108-6069. Credit card orders taken at (612625-8713.

 

Agricultural Crisis in America. By Barbara McEwan. 260 pp., 1994. ABC-CLIO, 130 Cremona Drive, P.O. Box 1911, Stanta Barbara, CA 93116-1911. $39.50.

 

Beyond Farmer First: Rural people's knowledge, agricultural research and extension practice. Ian Scoones and John Thompson, editors. 288 pp., 1994. Intermediate Technology Publications Ltd., 103-105 Southampton Row, London WCIB 4HH, UK. IN the U.S. order from Women, Inc, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017.$28.50 hardbound.

 

Drought Follows the Plow: Cultivating Marginal Areas. By Michael H. Glantz. 240 pp., 1994. Order from Cambridge University Press, 110 Midland Avenue, Prot Chester, NY 10573-4930. $39.50 hardbound, $19.95 softbound.

 

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know (But Really Weren't Sure Who To Ask) About Using Row Cleaners, Zone Tillage, No-Till Coulters," Special No-Till Management Report No. 6, is $6.95 from Lessiter Publications, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008; (414) 782-4480.

 

"Sustainable Agriculture: Definitions and Terms" (SRB 94-05) and "Sustainable Agriculture in Print: Current Books" (SRB-94-06) are available from Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, National Agricultural Library, Room 304, 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, MD 20705-2351; (301) 504-6559; e-mail, afsic@nalusda.gov.

 

1994 Thompson Farm Research Report now available from Thompson On-Farm Research, 2035 190th Street, Boone, IA 50036-7423; (515) 432-1560.

 

B.C.'s IPM Information System

The Pesticide Management Section of the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks has developed the first Canadian electronic database of IPM information that is publicly accessible through Internet. The Integrated Pest Management Information System (IPMIS) contains material on managing pests, insects, diseases, and weeds. The emphasis is on integrated pest management methods, least-toxic or "soft" pesticides and the use of alternatives.

With major funding from the Canada-B.C. Green Plan Agriculture, IPMIS includes information on experts, products and sources, bibliographic information about references and complete documents in electronic format. Users can search for references and suppliers of products by using key words, which they either enter directly or pick from the list provided. In the future, the IPMIS main menu will become a "front-door" for entry to other databases, such as pesticide labels, and B.C. pesticide sales and use data. Users will also be able to view newsletters such as BC Pest Monitor and the BC Ministry of Agriculture crop protection bulletins.

Source: Ecopest

Copyright 1994 REAP Canada

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